Hickman plays defense [Photo]

Senior blocker Chris Patterson, left, and junior blocker Crandon Cook cut-off Liberty senior wide receiver Marcus Lucas after a one handed catch by Lucas in Friday nights game at William Jewell College's Norris Patterson Field This was the first game of the season for both teams, with Liberty coming out on top, beating Hickman 42-6.

Hickman Spencer Washington [Photo]

Hickman junior running back Spencer Washington is tackled by two Liberty players during the Kewies loss Friday night at William Jewell College's Norris Patterson Field.

Hickman - Liberty field goal [Photo]

Hickman sophomore defender Alex Keith leaps to block a field goal attempt from Liberty senior kicker Christian Brinser during the Kewpies game against Liberty at William Jewell College's Norris Patterson Field on Friday night. Liberty defeated Hickman in their home opener 42-6.

Rock Bridge football fans [Photo]

Rock Bridge students and fans celebrate a touchdown during the second quarter against Lee's Summit North on Friday night in Lee's Summit, Mo.

Rock Bridge Trey Millard [Photo]

Rock Bridge senior Trey Millard stiff arms Lee's Summit North senior Dustin Ulrich in Friday night's Bruins victory

RB football sunset [Photo]

The sun sets behind Rock Bridge football players as they ready themselves for the second half against Lee's Summit North on Friday night in Lee's Summit. The second half served as the turning point for Rock Bridge, as they eventually won 22-13.

Rock Bridge sacs Lee's Summit [Photo]

Rock Bridge junior Shawn Rush Jr. throws down Lee's Summit North quarterback Caleb Cole on Friday night in Lee's Summit, Mo.

Rock Bridge football breaks tackle [Photo]

Rock Bridge senior Trey Millard escapes the hands of Lee's Summit North junior Alfred Hodnett on Friday night.

Rock Bridge Millard [Photo]

Rock Bridge senior Trey Millard walks away after sacking Lee's Summit North quarterback Caleb Cole on Friday night in Lee's Summit, Mo.

Rock Bridge touchdown [Photo]

Rock Bridge players celebrate junior Shawn Rush Jr.'s touchdown in the fourth quarter over Lee's Summit North on Friday night. The Bruins won 22-13.

Dental Sealants [Graphic]

In order to prevent tooth decay, dental sealants, which keep out bacteria and food, are applied to fissures and pits, where cavities form. Molars are the most likely to receive sealants, which should be applied shortly after molars appear but before they have a chance to decay.

StCharles Accident hood [Photo]

Jesse Reynolds of Slate Towing and Recovery of Columbia places the bumper of Louis and Billie Tritsehlers' 2003 Dodge minivan inside the vehicle after an accident on St. Charles Road on Friday. The Tritsehlers' vehicle collided with a 1995 Jeep Cherokee driven by Thomas Weeks of Fulton.

StCharles Accident front [Photo]

Erin and Kiffer Slate of Slate Towing and Recovery load the 1995 Jeep Cherokee belonging to Thomas Weeks of Fulton onto their tow truck after colliding with the 2003 Dodge minivan belonging to Louis and Billie Tritsehler of Columbia on Friday. The Tritsehlers were taken from the scene via ambulance for treatment of lacerations and a possible broken arm.

McGaffie at practice [Photo]

Gahn McGaffie, No. 3, MU's wide receiver, during practice on Aug. 11.

Dalton dismissed [Photo]

Freshman quarterback Blaine Dalton was dismissed from the team on Friday after being arrested. He was reinstated to the MU football team in June, after an earlier arrest.

Making 'tin foil' music [Photo]

Musicians Kyle Pudenz and Brad Cunningham rehearse a new song on Wednesday at Shakespeare's Pizza. Pudenz and Cunningham will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Cooper's Landing.

Students show their steps [Photo]

Left to right, freshman Starsha Harris, senior Andrew Kelly, freshman Jacobi Ward and freshman Kielen Wilkins throw out some moves during the Legion of Black Collegians' barbecue Thursday evening at the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center. The annual barbecue, hosted by MU's black student government, featured food, dance and music.

Rock Bridge football player Chase Rome [Photo]

Rock Bridge senior defensive end Chase Rome has committed to play for Oklahoma State next season and will enroll there in December after graduating early from high school.

MU quarterback Blaine Gabbert drops back in final fall scrimmage [Photo]

Sophomore starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert completed 11 of 14 passes for 84 yards during the Tigers' final scrimmage of the fall on Thursday.

Investigating an unsolved murder [Photo]

Mike Martin sits in front of a computer screen displaying his blog, The Columbia Heartbeat, in his home in June. Martin is going to begin investigating the 2005 unsolved murder of MU professor Jeong Im, inspired by a story he read about a blogger helping to solve a murder.