The Rock Bridge Bruins came to Florissant heavy underdogs and left with high heads and a newfound confidence despite a 23-20 loss.
Hazelwood Central High School leads Rock Bridge at halftime.
Rock Bridge softball spit its two games Saturday and placed third in the Capital City Invitational.
The Rock Bridge girls tennis team swept Joplin and Kickapoo at the Columbia Quad Dual on Saturday at Bethel Park.
The Kewpies placed second behind Francis Howell Central and moved to 5-2-1 on the season.
The Rock Bridge boys soccer team won 1-0 in a road game Saturday against Mehlville.
The Kewpies shut out consecutive opponents for the first time since 2000.
Hazelwood Central has won the past two Class 6 state football championships and is the state’s No. 2-ranked team this season. Rock Bridge lines up against the Pirates on Saturday in Florissant.
In the Kewpies' soccer game Thursday night against visiting Raymore-Peculiar, Andy Atkins scored on a penalty kick to send Hickman on its way to a 4-1 victory. This summer, Atkins was invited to spend a week in Washington D.C. representing his state at Boys Nation.
Laurie Painter is a Columbia resident and a former Rock Bridge athlete, but she now teaches sixth grade in Boonville and says she enjoys following the Pirates, who were the Bruins' opponents Thursday night.
The Kewpies boys soccer team won 4-1 after being tied 1-1 at halftime.
The Rock Bridge girls tennis team defeated Park Hill 8-1 on Wednesday at Bethel Park.
The senior Rock Bridge golfer has held a golf club since she was 4 years old.
Junior Lauren Fuller's walk-off home run propelled the Rock Bridge softball team to a 6-5, 10-inning victory over visiting Jefferson City.
After claiming the title at the Blue Springs South tournament Tuesday, the Rock Bridge girls golf team beat Hickman and Jefferson Wednesday in Columbia.
The Hickman girls volleyball team was frustrated in a 25-15, 25-14 loss Tuesday night to visiting Boonville.
The Hickman softball team beat Kirksville 9-2 on Tuesday at home.
The Hickman boys soccer team emerged with a 1-0 overtime victory in a defensive struggle Tuesday against visiting Jefferson City.