Thursday, January 12, 2012
Travon Williams’ game-high 24 points, along with Alex Henry’s clutch 18 points save U. City from lackluster start after 13-day layoff.
BALLWIN – University City High boys basketball coach David Gammon admits he was a bit concerned about how his team would fare on Wednesday night, in its first actual game since competing in the Meramec Holiday Basketball Festival nearly two weeks ago. Gammon made sure to put the Lions through a number of tough practices during the layoff. But there’s nothing like actual game action, and the U. City coach was hopeful that his squad wouldn’t be so rusty that it cost them a win. “They have been practicing so hard,” Gammon said. “I’ve never had to tell a team in 13 years to back off al little bit. But that’s how hard they’ve been practicing. But even as hard as they’ve been practicing, sometimes it’s hard to come out and do it in a game when …
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Teams total more than 900 yards of total offense, and combine for 11 touchdowns in high-scoring Suburban South Conference affair.
If the first play of the season can be used as any kind of indicator, then the 2011 varsity football campaign is going to mighty exciting for the Parkway West Longhorns. That’s certainly the impression West made during Friday’s season opener at University City High’s Muhl-Schemmer Stadium, when junior Ryan DeMuri ran back the opening kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown, that sparked the Longhorns to a 47-33 win over the host Lions. “It does relax you (when you score on the opening kickoff),” West head coach Jeff Duncan said. “But we told our kids, the game’s far from over. (University City) came back on us a little bit. But it was a big play. We’ll take those any time we can get them.” DeMuri’s brilliant return was only the first of several …
Senior running back Ed Carter carried the ball 26 times for 152 yards, and senior tight end Zach Lathrop scored two touchdowns to lead Longhorns to win.
The Parkway West Longhorns scored early and often Friday evening at University City High School’s Muhl-Schemmer Stadium, in what proved to be a convincing 47-33 win over the host Lions. West senior Ed Carter had a big day on the ground for the Longhorns, rushing 26 times for 152 yards, while teammate Zach Lathrop caught two touchdown passes as West pulled away in the first game of the new varsity football season for both teams. University City quarterback DeAndre Washington threw three touchdowns passes and ran for another to lead the Lions, who never recovered from falling behind 10-0 in the game’s first eight minutes.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Game Preview: University City blasted Parkway West 50-22 in the 2010 season opener.
Parkway West Longhorns (0-0) at University City Lions (0-0) Friday, Aug. 26, 4:15 p.m. at Muhl-Schemmer Stadium The 2011 prep football season will kickoff early Friday evening with an intriguing Suburban South Conference matchup between Parkway West and University City. The Longhorns are coming off a 3-8 campaign in 2010, which ended with a first-round playoff loss to Kirkwood. The Lions, on the other hand, were 1-9 last year, with their only win coming in a 50-22 win in the season opener over Parkway West. U. City running back Branden Walker rushed for 215 yards and six touchdowns in last year’s game. But he’s long since graduated, and the Lions have been working all summer to find a suitable replacement. Senior Davante Washington figures…