Despite having the newest football program in Columbia, Battle is the last one standing.
A high-scoring defeat against Ft. Zumwalt West High School ended the Rock Bridge High School football season. But its coach and star player know that another opportunity to strike awaits them next season.
The coach saw shimmers of light throughout the dark season, which ended at 1-9 after the Kewpies' a first-round playoff loss.
After a successful 8-2 season, Trailblazers coach Chad Masters doesn't want to stop.
Jacob Gunn's eight saves against Rock Bridge High School led the Hickman boys soccer team to a 1-0 victory and the Class 4, District 11 title on Wednesday night.
Hickman High School defeated Battle 4-0, and Rock Bridge defeated Jefferson City 1-0 in overtime during the Class 4, District 11 semifinals Monday.
The Trailblazers were down six players during their 2-1 loss against Canton High School during Monday's MSHSAA district playoff game.
At the Class 4, District 4 meet on Saturday, the Rock Bridge High School boys and girls cross-country teams both took first place.
The Christian Fellowship School boys soccer team took second place in the Missouri Christian Schools Athletics Association state tournament this weekend.
Rock Bridge and Hickamn combined to produce three state-qualifying times in Saturday's meet at Hickman High School.
The $4.7 million renovations were funded by a 2010 bond issue combined with local efforts.
Turnovers, poor defense and bad field position dug a deep hole that Rock Bridge High School football team couldn't climb out of against Fort Zumwalt West.
The Muriel Williams Battle football team won the first playoff game in the young school's history on Friday against Washington High School, 56-8. The big win inspired the Spartans to turn the football field into a "dance floor."
Jefferson City dominated all three aspects of the game en route to a 39-0 win over Hickman
Record-breaking season ends in close heartbreak for the Trailblazers.
In the past four years, two Kansas City-area high school athletes died playing football. Now doctors, parents and schools are facing a life-or-death question: When is a high school player ready to return to the football field after suffering head trauma?
The Spartans have struggled to cover kickoffs this year, and that could haunt them in their first ever district playoff game.
Hickman High School's football team had a disappointing regular season, finishing 1-8. But the Kewpies have a chance to leave their struggles behind them in the playoffs.
Tolton has allowed just 14 points in its past five games and racked up three shutouts.
The Rock Bridge High School football team is anchored by its offensive line, a group that is as talented as it is goofy.