SPRINGFIELD-- A day after a disappointing third-place finish in the team competition, several Rock Bridge tennis players had little problem advancing through the first day of the individual tournament.
The MU women's soccer team was missing their lead scorer on Friday night, but the rest of the Tiger offense more than made up for her absence, defeating Texas Tech 4-1 at Audrey J. Walton Soccer Complex to bring MU's record to 7-9-1, 4-5 in the Big 12. Texas Tech is now 3-14-0 and 0-9 in the Big 12.
For the Rock Bridge Bruins, it was hard enough walking into Adkins Stadium and seeing the list of state titles won by the Jefferson City Jays. Trying to beat them was even harder.
The Bruins fell just one touchdown short of upsetting one of the area’s perennial powerhouses, losing 14-7 on Friday.
It didn’t take long for Hickman to make a statement in district play.
In fact, it only took 14 seconds for the Kewpies to put their first points on the board.
Cedric Alvis received Fort Zumwalt West’s opening kickoff at the seven-yard line, hit a seem created by a handful of blockers in front of him and then made a cut to the left sideline at midfield where he took it into the end zone untouched.