Sunday, December 9, 2012
Senior was a key member of the JBS football squad that made three straight trips to the state championship game, and is now leading the boys basketball team in scoring for the second straight year.
Until the final day of voting last Thursday, all five Patch MVP candidates were still in the running for our weekly top athlete award. But on that final day, the folks from John Burroughs just took over the ballot and made sure their candidate, football and basketball star Foye Oluokun, walked away with the award. Foye wound up getting 64 percent of the total votes cast, and became one of our biggest landslide Patch MVP winners ever. This week, we were able to catch up with Foye, and learned a whole lot of awesome things about one of Burroughs' top student-athletes. Here's just some of what we found out about Foye Oluokun, our Winter Week 2 Patch MVP Athlete of the Week: Patch: Even though you have been a standout player on both JBS' …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Ezekiel Elliott caps his sensational career with 419 all-purpose yards and three more touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough Maryville rushed for 436 yards as a team.
ST. LOUIS -- Try as he might, even the best player in the state couldn’t do it by himself. That’s the feeling fans and observers left the Edward Jones Dome with Friday afternoon, after John Burroughs running back/receiver/kick returner/defensive back Ezekiel Elliott turned in the single greatest individual yardage performance in Missouri football state championship game history, but still had to walk off the field in tears, following his team’s 35-22 loss to Maryville in the 2012 MSHSAA Class 3 Show-Me Bowl game. “It just hurts so much,” Elliott said, after amassing an incredible 419 all-purpose yards and scoring three touchdowns for the Bombers. “I really don’t know how else to put it. We put in so much work, and to get here and fall …
No. 1-ranked and undefeated Bombers will take on No. 2-ranked Maryville (MO) in state championship game, Friday afternoon at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.
GAMEDAY PREVIEW -- CLASS 3 SHOW-ME BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME MARYVILLE SPOOFHOUNDS (14-0) vs. JOHN BURROUGHS BOMBERS (13-0) EDWARD JONES DOME -- NOVEMBER 23, 2012 -- 1 p.m. ST. LOUIS -- They have been waiting 363 days for the chance to fix something that happened in a heartbreaking instant that cost them a state title. Their all-world, four-star rated running back, who's headed to Ohio State next season, was about to score a game-tying touchdown in the final seconds of the Class 3 Show-Me Bowl championship game last year. But before he could, some unnamed defender swooped in and knocked the ball out of his hands, forcing a fumble that cost John Burroughs its second straight shot at winning state. And since the moment that game ended, the …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Senior touchdown machine will lead Bombers in third straight state championship game appearance on Friday, before heading to Ohio State next year.
Update: Zeke Elliott will depart Sunday for the U.S. Army All Star football game in San Antonio Tx. On the eve of the biggest, and final, game of his remarkable high school career, John Burroughs senior football star Ezekiel Elliott has just a few hours left to lament the two goals he set for himself going into this season. "Zeke," as he's called by friends, family, and teammates, desperately wants to break the the St. Louis area single-season touchdown record, which currently stands at 54. "I just want that record," said Elliott, who has 47 touchdowns this season, after scoring three times in the JBS' 28-6 win over Monett (MO) in the state semifinals last Saturday. "I still think I can get it." But what Elliott and all his Bomber …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
With 44 touchdowns last year, and 47 more this year, the Ohio State-bound star has scored 91 touchdowns the last two seasons.
Among the many honorees in nine different sports announced as 2012 All-Stars by Metro League commissioner Dory Smith on Monday, one announcement was no surprise at all. And that worst-kept secret of probably the entire 2012 Fall sports season was that John Burroughs running back Ezekiel Elliott -- the conference leader in rushing yards, total yards, all-purpose yards, and the St. Louis area leader in touchdowns -- was named Metro League Football Player of the Year, after a weekend vote conducted amongst the league's coaches. Elliott, who was a city-wide Player of the Year candidate last year, after scoring 44 touchdowns and leading the Bombers to their second straight Show-Me Bowl state title game, is widely considered the leading …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Three late touchdowns lifts Bombers to 28-6 win in hard-fought state semifinal matchup against Monett.
Since the moment the final horn sounded in last year’s heartbreaking Show-Me Bowl loss to Logan-Rogersville, the John Burroughs football team has been focused on getting back to the Edward Jones Dome, to redeem themselves by finally winning the state championship they’ve dreamed of since they were little boys. And thanks to a brilliant, shut-’em-down performance by the defense, and another all-world effort by running back Ezekiel Elliott, the Bombers are going back to the state championship game for the third straight year, following a hard-fought 28-6 victory over host Monett High on Saturday. Monett boasts one of the best defenses in the state. So good in fact, they’ve been dubbed “The Purple Haze” by fans and opponents. And for most of …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Undefeated Bombers will square off against 10-3 Monett and its vaunted 'Purple Haze' defense.
The first half of last Saturday's MSHSAA Class 3 quarterfinal football game was about as frustrated as anyone has seen John Burroughs head coach Gus Frerotte during his short time as leader of the Bombers. Burroughs wasn't exactly playing badly, but there were having trouble stopping the Park Hills Central offense from holding the ball and controlling the clock. "It was frustrating, just really frustrating," Frerotte said last Saturday. "And it wasn't so much their offense. We knew they wanted to run the ball, run the ball, run the ball. Then, run the ball, run the ball, run the ball some more. I was upset that we had a chance to complete some passes and we didn't do it." The second half was a different story, as the Bombers took their …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Bombers hold Rebels powerful run game in check until its own offense got going with three more TDs from senior Ezekiel Elliott.
PARK HILLS, MO -- As he walked off the field toward the visitors locker room for the halftime break during Saturday's MSHSAA Class 3 state football quarterfinal game against host Park Hills Central, John Burroughs head coach Gus Frerotte did something many probably thought they'd never see from the coach. He kicked the dirt and threw his headset, which smashed into three pieces. Burroughs has won every game this season with ease. But on Saturday, Park Hills Central employed a keep-away offense that kept Burroughs' high-powered unit off the field, and left Frerotte steaming over not having a chance to get his team going in the first 24 minutes. "It was frustrating, just really frustrating," Frerotte said. "And it wasn't so much their …
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Bombers get second place prize in consecutive years.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Burroughs carries next hope for a St. Louis title in 2011.