FULTON, Mo. | An imperfect start was wiped away by a perfect response.
Four plays after Fulton chewed up nearly nine minutes with its game-opening, 80-yard, 16-play scoring drive, the Hannibal football team kickstarted an offensive onslaught with Damien French's 3-yard touchdown run.
MONROE CITY, Mo. | Through the first three weeks, the Monroe City offense looked unstoppable. Centralia proved that wasn't the case.
Monroe City was held to just 141 total yards as it suffered its first loss in a 18-0 defeat to Centralia in Clarence Cannon Conference play.
FULTON, Mo. | The Fulton 58 School District announced attendance restrictions to two guests per player and coach for the Hannibal Pirates game against the Fulton Hornets on Friday.
PALMYRA, Mo. | The Palmyra Panthers defeated Hallsville 51-16 on Friday to open up its new football facility and celebrate senior night.
The Panthers defense was the key to victory, forcing eight turnovers. Junior linebacker Landyn Smith came away with three fumble recoveries and an interception for a touchdown.
HANNIBAL | After watching the livestream of last Friday's victory at Jefferson City and reviewing the game film, Hannibal football coach Quentin Hamner challenged the Pirates with one goal for this week's home opener against Fort Zumwalt West.
Win the turnover battle.
CENTER, Mo. | Mark Twain's inexperienced team opened the 2020 season one-week late, losing a shootout to Clopton-Elsberry 51-34, at home on Saturday night.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. | More than 60 years ago, the Hannibal football team opened its season with a victory against the ballyhooed Jefferson City program.
The Pirates hadn't beaten the Jays since, at least not until Friday night.