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Jeremy Maclin will become the next KHS varsity football head coach after two years as an assistant. Profile photo courtesy of KSD press release, action photos from 2019 by Hayden Davidson.

Jeremy Maclin named next KHS head football coach, pending board approval

Hayden Davidson, design editor February 15, 2021

Just over 15 years after taking off his Kirkwood football uniform for the last time, Jeremy Maclin will now don the headset and head coaching attire as the KHS varsity football head coach. Maclin, 2006...

“My mindset throughout the game was just win,” Lee said.

Nov. 28 Turkey Day Game Recap: Kirkwood 42, Webster Groves 28

Hayden Davidson, sports writer November 30, 2019

Each year, many people in the Kirkwood and Webster communities wake up on Thanksgiving thankful for the upcoming Turkey Day Game. The seniors on both teams are thankful for the opportunity to play...

Shelton and senior players look on before the team's season opener vs. Jefferson City.

Intense: Coach Farrell Shelton

Hayden Davidson, sports writer November 27, 2019

The tumultuous crowd of family, friends, the band, the PA announcer and the rest of the fans at a packed KHS football game creates an enjoyable Friday night atmosphere. Through the noise, some spectators...

The Kirkwood defense squares off against the Ladue offensive line.

Oct. 25 Game Recap: Kirkwood 36, Ladue 35

Daniel Tobias and Tom Mueller October 26, 2019

The Pioneers stumbled into the visitors’ locker room at halftime Friday, Oct. 25. Only a few players dared to look at the Ladue 28, Kirkwood 7 score on Ladue’s new, high-definition jumbotron as they...

Jackson Fortner looks to see what play the team is running.

Sept. 20 Game Recap: Kirkwood 27, Rockwood Summit 13

Tom Mueller and Daniel Tobias September 22, 2019
KHS varsity football beat Rockwood Summit 27-13. Find out how the game transpired here.
Senior wide receiver Melvin Simmons (23) beats Marquette's defense to score a 43-yard touchdown to give KHS a 14-7 lead late in the first half. Photo by Natalie Sweesy/Pioneer Yearbook.

Sept. 13 Game Recap: Marquette 42, Kirkwood 23

Tom Mueller and Hayden Davidson September 16, 2019
KHS varsity football lost their home opener against Marquette 42-23 on Sept. 13. Find out how the game unfolded here.
Wide receiver Cole Johnson, junior, cuts across the field in motion as the Pioneers prepare for the snap.

Aug. 31 Game Recap: Kirkwood 61, Jefferson City 35

Hayden Davidson, sports writer September 1, 2019
KHS's varsity football team traveled to Jefferson City for the first game of the year Aug. 31 and brought home a 61-35 victory. Read about the game's highlights and biggest contributors here.
Jay Maclin catches the ball  during the 2018-19 football season. Photo courtesy of Jay Maclin.

Jay Maclin commits to Mizzou

Charlotte Heinrich, features + in-depth editor April 19, 2019
Jay Maclin, junior, committed to play football at the University of Missouri Columbia (Mizzou) April 19, 2019.
Wednesday Night Lights preview

Wednesday Night Lights preview

Melanie Witt, copy editor September 19, 2017

Cheers erupt, poms rustle and the band plays “Varsity Valor” again, but this is not a typical KHS football game. Choosing between band, poms/cheer and flag football, KSD students with special needs...

Senior profile: Anthony Loper

Senior profile: Anthony Loper

Christian Heutel , web sports editor May 9, 2016

On and off the court and field, Anthony Loper is known by his friends and peers as someone who is always there for his family. Last August, Anthony began to notice a change in his mother’s health. When...

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