Martez Manuel, a wide receiver for Rock Bridge High School, rests in between plays

Rock Bridge product Martez Manuel, who will play for Missouri starting in 2019, will take part in International Bowl X on Friday in Dallas.

Rock Bridge’s Manuel, Peat to play for U.S.

Two Rock Bridge football players will be performing on a national stage this Friday.

Defensive back Martez Manuel, a Missouri commit, and running back Nathaniel Peat, a Stanford commit, are among the 42 high school student-athletes selected to the 2019 U.S. Under-19 National Team that will play in International Bowl X at AT&T Stadium in Dallas.

The International Bowl is recognized as the largest annual global competition for American football and features 16 high school-aged teams from five countries on two continents, according to a USA Football release.

The U.S. team will face off against Caballero de Playa del Carmen of Mexico at 8 p.m. Friday. The game will be streamed live to ESPN3.

Kelly, Goold receive NSMA honors

Mike Kelly, the voice of the Missouri Tiger Radio Network, and Missouri grad Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch were both honored by the National Sports Media Association Monday afternoon.

Kelly was named Missouri Sportscaster of the Year, his sixth time winning that award. Goold, a 1997 graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism, was named Missouri Sportswriter of the Year for the first time by NSMA.

Tolton girls basketball tournament game postponed

Whether you’re referencing this past weekend’s snowstorm as “Snowmageddon” or “Snowpocalypse,” the record snowfall claimed another local sports event Monday.

The Tolton girls basketball team was to begin play in the Macon Tournament with a matchup against Centralia on Monday evening.

A tweet from the Tolton Athletics Department confirmed, though, that all the Macon Tournament games have been pushed to Tuesday, Jan. 15.

The Trailblazers will meet with Centralia at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

— Missourian staff

  • Reporter, Fall 2017 & Winter 2018. Sports Editor, Spring 2018. Studying print + digital journalism. Reach me at, or in the newsroom at 882-5720.

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