Hickman fell short against Kirksville, despite an incentive from coach Materer to skip practice Friday in favor of the school's homecoming parade if the team won.
The homecoming festivities continue Friday with both schools' football games beginning at 7 p.m. Rock Bridge will play Rockhurst High School, and Hickman will play Helias High School.
Hickman defensive coordinator Arnel Monroe's passion for football has impacted Kewpies players for 17 years.
The Rock Bridge girls volleyball team defeated St. Paul Lutheran 25-19, 20-25, 26-24 on Thursday night in Concordia.
The Hickman boys soccer team picked up a road victory by shutting out Smith-Cotton 2-0 Thursday in Sedalia.
The annual homecoming parade is Friday afternoon.
The Rock Bridge girls golf team set a school record for team score Tuesday, scoring a 159 in a match against Mexico at A.L. Gustin Golf Course.
The Hickman boys soccer team defeated Kansas City-East 8-0 on Thursday at Hickman.
A lighthearted but hard-working offensive line has been a big part of the Rock Bridge football team's 3-1 start this season.
The Rock Bridge girls volleyball team went 4-1 on Saturday at the Lee's Summit North volleyball tournament.
The Hickman boys and girls cross country teams both placed sixth Saturday at the Hazelwood Central Invitational.
The Hickman girls golf team hosted a match with Helias Catholic and Mexico High School and finished second with a 180.
Sophomore Freeman Simmons overcame a bad first half to rush for over 100 yards in the second as the Bruins improved to 3-1 with a 39-36 victory over Jefferson City.
Rock Bridge softball coach Janel Twehous took part in a familiar rivalry Thursday, but she was guiding a brand new team.
The Rock Bridge softball team defeated Hickman 3-0 on Thursday at MU's University Field.
The Rock Bridge girls golf team features two sets of sisters, which helps the entire team feel like a family.
The Rock Bridge girls golf team picked up another victory in head-to-head play.
The Hickman softball team defeated New Franklin 19-9 Wednesday at Cosmopolitan Park in Columbia.