Sunday, October 21, 2012
Two top-in-the-state teams clashed in the final regular season game.
A game that both John Burroughs and Maplewood looked forward to playing, pitting two top teams in the state in the last regular game of the season, turned out to have less drama once it started. When Burroughs’ Ezekiel Elliott scored on a 92-yard kickoff return to start the game, it was apparent the Blue Devils would have a hard time containing him. Number 3 in state in Class 2 MRH lost to number 1 in state in Class 3 John Burroughs 34-6. The Bombers win leaves them 8-0 after the regular season. The Blue Devils finish at 7-2. Elliot finished the game with 28 carries totaling 211 yards. MRH coach Rich Nixon said the game actually played closer than the score. Mistakes made the difference for the Blue Devils, he said. The Bombers did a good …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Ohio State bound back scores 4 TDs against the Bengal Tigers
It looks like the Cape Girardeau Central Bengal Tigers won't roll out the welcome mat anytime soon for Zeke Elliott and the John Burroughs Bombers. The Bombers ran crazy over Cape, piling up a 43-14 win to open the season. Elliott scored four times on runs of 12 and 36, plus a 29 yard reception from newcomer Tre Moore and closed it out with a 62 yard punt return. Foye Oluokun caught a 9 yard pass from Nicholas Duncan and Andrew Barnett hauled in a 28 yard pass from Moore for the other Bombers score. The Bombers will play host to Lutheran South Saturday at 1 p.m. and The Ladue-Frontenac Patch will be covering that game.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
The well-balanced Bombers get contributions from the entire team.
The John Burroughs football players and coaches received the red carpet treatment from their fans as they walked from the Lutheran North football field up a hill to the team bus on Saturday. John Burroughs earned the accolades. The Bombers ripped unbeaten Lutheran North, 53-16, in a key Metro League game. North is a team the Bombers could face in the first round of the 2011 Class 3 state playoffs. The mercy rule was used in the final six minutes, 29 seconds of the game. The running clock may have been started sooner had it not been for a slow start in the first quarter due to turnovers and penalties. But in the final 36 minutes, John Burroughs outscored Lutheran North by a 41-8 margin. Both teams are now 4-1 overall, 2-1 in the Metro …
Friday, September 9, 2011
John Burroughs is host to the big game this year, Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Gus Frerotte has been involved in a lot of big games during his illustrious football career. But the former National Football League quarterback and first-year head coach at John Burroughs knows this Saturday's contest is going to be a special one as the Bombers host rival MICDS at 2:30 p.m. "This is a new rivalry for me but one that goes back decades for our school," Frerotte said. "Emotions will be high but they can not take away from our focus of playing solid, fundamental football. "We can expect to see a tough running game from MICDS. They have a very big O and D line. It will be a challenge for our linemen and they can expect to be in a very tough battle all game long." John Burroughs was held to its regular season low of 21 points …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Ron Holtman, from MICDS, and Jim Lemen, from John Burroughs, met on the turf for more than three decades.
When a bunch of 16 and 17-year-old kids tee it up on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at John Burroughs, a couple of gentlemen will likely have more than a passing interest in the football slugfest between the Rams of MICDS and the Bombers of Burroughs. That would be Jim Lemen, 71, and Ron Holtman, 82. They are two local prep coaching legends. Lemen certainly will. His grandson, sophomore Trevor Bain, will suit up for the Bombers as a wide receiver and outside linebacker. Think that pressure comes with coaching football? Holtman explained it this way. He began his coaching career at Marquette High School in Alton, Illinois in the old ABC League. “I was the only male in the school. The rest of the staff was comprised of nuns. I coached the team by …
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Ladue and MICDS play Friday night while John Burroughs will play Saturday afternoon.
Ladue and St. Louis University High were both in position to win its 2011 openers Friday night. The Rams took an early fourth quarter lead on a 70-yard pass from Brandon Carr to Jehu Chesson. But Parkway Central followed with 22 unanswered points in a 31-14 win. SLUH lost a heart-breaker to another Parkway school. The Junior Bills tied the game with 2:10 to play on a 14-yard pass from Trevor McDonagh to Paul Simon. But Parkway North kicked a field goal on the last play of the game for a 38-35 victory. Ladue will travel to SLUH Friday at 7 p.m. as both teams look for win No. 1. The Ram defense will be in for a huge challenge as McDonagh threw for 312 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the opener. The Junior Bills were also able to run the …