The Kirkwood Call

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

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

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 one last game in their high school football careers. But one specific group, Webster Groves’ defensive backs...

Intense: Coach Farrell Shelton

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

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 can place a certain voice from up in the stands, but it comes from down on the field. Many in the ...

Oct. 25 Game Recap: Kirkwood 36, Ladue 35

The Kirkwood defense squares off against the Ladue offensive line.

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 jogged in. Most of the Kirkwood student section had cleared out. Only a few faithful alums sat throug...

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

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

Tom Mueller and Daniel Tobias

September 22, 2019

KHS varsity football beat Rockwood Summit 27-13. Find out how the game transpired here.

Sept. 13 Game Recap: Marquette 42, Kirkwood 23

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.

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.

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

Wide receiver Cole Johnson, junior, cuts across the field in motion as the Pioneers prepare for the snap.

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 commits to Mizzou

Jay Maclin catches the ball  during the 2018-19 football season. Photo courtesy of Jay Maclin.

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 will be invited to participate in this year’s “Wednesday Night Lights.” KHS will hold its second annual inclusive version of a high school football game, ...

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 he learned she had stage II breast cancer, he knew his life was about to take a turn for the worse...

Farrell Shelton named head football coach

Corey Nesslage and Farrell Shelton shake hands.

Ben Cohen, web staff

April 15, 2015

Farrell Shelton has been announced as the KHS head football coach for the 2015-16 school year and will be joining the physical education department, pending school board approval. Shelton, current Eureka head football coach, assumes role as coach July 1. “We’re excited to have him join us as first...

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