Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Fans of Pioneer and Statesmen football will have to step it up in order for the Turkey Day Game to move on in a competition to determine the best high school football rivalry in the nation.
The Turkey Day Game rivalry between the Pioneers and Statesmen is trailing in a USA Today poll that aims to determine the best high school football rivalry in the country. SEE PAST STORY: USA TODAY: Is Kirkwood vs. Webster the Best High School Rivalry in the Nation? As previously reported by Patch, voting for rivalries at the state level began Nov. 19 and ends Dec. 3. As of Monday evening, the rivalry between Brookfield vs. Marceline high schools had captured 62 percent of votes, making it the front-runner in the competition between Missouri rivalries. Kirkwood vs. Webster is in second place with 38 percent of votes and Hickman vs. Jefferson City brings up the rear with 1 percent. After Dec. 3, voting continues on a regional and then …
Monday, November 26, 2012
A look at action from the hard-fought match between the Pioneers and Statesmen.
Who better to capture the spirit of the 2012 Turkey Day Game than Kirkwood High School's award-winning student newspaper the Kirkwood Call? Call staff delivered photos and coverage of not only the game but the fanfare surrounding the rivalry. The Pioneers fell to the Statesmen 29-21 in this year's hard-fought match. Call photographer Kevin Campbell shared these shots from the big game. For more photos of the Turkey Day Game, see: The Kirkwood Call: 2012 Turkey Day Game Coverage Got photos you want to share with the Kirkwood Patch audience? You can upload them to kirkwood.patch.com/pics.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
USA Today is holding a competition to determine the best high school football rivalry in the country and the Turkey Day Game has put Kirkwood vs. Webster in the running.
The rivalry between the Kirkwood and Webster Groves football teams is epic and steeped in tradition but is it the best high school football rivalry in the nation? That's the question USA TODAY High School Sports has been asking readers. The publication is holding a competition in which readers get to vote for their favorite rivalries with the winning teams receiving $5,000 each. Right now voting, which began Monday, is in the state competition round. Kirkwood vs. Webster is competing with Brookfield vs. Marceline high schools and Hickman and Jefferson City high schools. Readers can vote as many times as they wish for their favorite rivalry on the state level through Dec. 3. Winners of each state will compete in a round of regional voting …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Freshmen and Sophomores will play this year's Turkey Day Game as Kirkwood travels to Webster Groves at noon on Thanksgiving to battle for the Frisco Bell.
This 10-question quiz puts your knowledge of Kirkwood and Webster football to the test in honor of Thursday's Turkey Day Game.
Fancy yourself a fan of Pioneer or Statesmen football? Here's a quiz to see just how much your knowledge of the teams measures up. QUIZ 1. Although Kirkwood and Webster have had football teams in different years, both have had the same number of football seasons. Including 2012, how many football seasons have Kirkwood and Webster each had? 2. Which is the first year of Kirkwood football? 3. Kirkwood High School is tied for oldest high school football program in Missouri with: 4. The last time Kirkwood led in rivalry football wins against Webster was: 5. How many times has Webster won the Missouri football championship? 6. Which football team was inducted into the Webster Groves High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2012? 7. As of right…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The story of two Kirkwood Football coaches who led the Pioneers 100 and 90 years ago.
Since 2007, the histories of several Kirkwood High School football coaches have remained elusive. However, due to the increasing number of historical databases and systems of communication being made available in the digital age, two more lost Kirkwood coaches are now found in 2012. Coach John Engerson A hundred years ago, in 1912, Kirkwood football was coached by John Fay Engerson, who was born September 5, 1894 in Six Lakes, Michigan. He attended Lake Odessa High School in Odessa, Michigan and then attended Valparaiso University, in Valparaiso, Indiana, where he matriculated in the spring of 1912 with a degree in manual training. In the autumn of 1912, he came to Kirkwood High School to teach manual arts and he became coach of the …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Pioneers sport orange and black for Tacky Day and decorate the halls of KHS as part of today's pre-Turkey Day Game festivities.
Members of the Kirkwood and Webster Groves varsity football teams battled it out in what's becoming a pre-Turkey Day Game tradition at Rock Hill's St. Louis Wing Company.
The Kirkwood Football team beat the Statesmen at Lyons Stadium Nov. 5, but the Pioneers couldn't repeat a victory over Webster when members of the teams squared off for an eating competition last weekend. On Saturday, Rock Hill's St. Louis Wing Company held its second wing-eating competition between members of the schools' varsity football teams. Pioneers Jordan Bishop, Jarrod Bishop and Antonio Weston went head to head with Statesmen Marlon Peal, Zeb Bates and Rob Thompson. The Statesmen came out on top, giving Webster its second St. Louis Wing Company pre-Turkey Day Game victory. For more, visit the St. Louis Wing Company on Facebook. For photos from last year's event, see: Webster Beats Kirkwood in Wing Eating Comp.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Kirkwood High School students and alumni begin “Turkey Day Countdown” for the Thanksgiving rivalry between KHS and Webster Groves High School. Here's a rundown of all the 2012 Turkey Day Game next week.
The Kirkwood School District provides a rundown of all the festivities surrounding this year's Turkey Day Game. The first officially recorded Thanksgiving Day football game between Kirkwood High School (KHS) and neighboring Webster Groves High School (WGHS) was held in 1907. Since then, with only a few exceptions, the two schools have met each year on the football field to compete for the “Turkey Day Championship” and the coveted Frisco Bell trophy. More than just a football game, Turkey Day has become a celebration of spirit and pride for both communities. In anticipation of the 2012 football game, KHS students and alumni will begin the “Turkey Day Game” countdown in November with special activities throughout the month and during Spirit …
Friday, November 16, 2012
A historic look at an epic battle between Kirkwood and Webster Groves high schools.
Thanksgiving Day, 90 years ago, Kirkwood and Webster were set to play football for the fourth time on Thanksgiving Day since 1907. Since 1913, Kirkwood had not won a single game of football against Webster, but things were different in 1922. In 1919, a former local high school and collegiate football star, Albert P. J. “Hap” (short for “happy”) Bernard became coach of the Kirkwood squad and he advanced the Kirkwood program yearly until, in 1922, the Kirkwood squad played the entire season, not only undefeated, but not even having been scored upon. Webster this year had not done as well, having attained a record of 5-2-1 going into its game with Kirkwood – the game scheduled to be played at Webster. An interesting component to the story is…