Football players prepare to spike the ball.

Kylan Lane

Turkey Day 2017 preview

November 22, 2017

The Kirkwood Pioneers will face off against the Webster Groves Statesmen in the 2017 Turkey Day game at Lyons Memorial Stadium, at noon on November 23, Thanksgiving Day. The Pioneers are looking for their fifth straight win against the Statesmen, who have lost by a combined score of 130-25 since 2012. The Statesmen, however, lead the all time record at 53-46-5. This season the Pioneers lost in the District one semifinals to Lindbergh 16-14, and the Statesmen lost in the District two semifinals to Pattonville 36-14. Amongst common opponents this season, the Pioneers are 6-0, and the Statesmen are 2-4. With starting quarterback John Doria out with a broken collarbone, the Statesmen will have to rely on backup QB Enrique Quinones.

 

Coaches

 

KHS: Farrell Shelton, 3 years at KHS

Record at KHS: 31-5

Varsity Turkey Day game record: 3-0

 

Webster Groves: Cliff Ice, 13 years at WGHS

Record at WGHS: 97-50

Varsity Turkey Day game record: 2-5

 

Who To Watch For

 

Kirkwood

 

Senior RBĀ Daron Clay: 436 rushing YD, 5 TD

Junior RB Martez Jones: 304 rushing YD, 5 TD

Sophomore WR Jairus Maclin: 523 total YD, 8 TD

Senior WR Travion Mosby: 554 total YD, 5 TD

Senior QB Ryan Kraichely: 60 percent completion, 1272 passing YD, 14 TD

 

Webster

 

Sophomore RB Kameron Yancey: 324 rushing YD, 2 TD

Senior WR Ethan Cooley: 690 total YD, 9 TD

Senior WR Ted Cooper: 180 total YD, 1 TD

Senior TE Anthony Brown: 183 total YD, 3 TD

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