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Go Griffons!!

The Missouri Western Griffons are in the playoffs!

Not only are they in the playoffs, they are hosting a playoff game for the 1st time ever!!!

Setting the scene:
The Griffons will look to extend their winning streak to eight in a row this weekend when they take on the 10th ranked Northwest Missouri State Bearcats in St. Joseph, Mo. in the first round of the Division II national playoffs.  Western is has not won eight games in a row in the history of the program. This will be the fourth meeting between the two teams in the past two season. This marks the second straight season that the two teams have met in the first round of the playoffs. Western lost last years contest 28-24 last season in Maryville, Mo.  Both teams have been ranked in the top-25 in three of the last four meetings and are both ranked in the top 25 for the second time this season when meeting.  Western snapped an eight game losing streak against the Bearcats in the last meeting.  This marks the highest seed the Griffons have been ever in the playoffs as they were 6th in 2006 and 6th last season. The Griffons come into the contest with a 9-2 overall record and 7-2 in MIAA play.  Western has won a single season high nine games for the sixth time in school history as they have done it in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009. Western is 5-1 at home this season winning their last five home game after falling in the season opener against Pittsburg State.  The Bearcats are 9-2 overall which includes 4-1 on the road. The Bearcats hold a 21-11 lead in the series which includes winning last seasons playoff game 28-24 in Maryville, Mo. last season by a score of November 20, 2010. This will mark the second meeting between the coach Partridge and Adam Dorrel in the past three weeks.


 My son, Nic #36 is the one beside the coach with his jersey half way pulled up.  Apparently, his the hottest one on the team!

You can go to www.gogriffons.com to check out all the rest of the scoop.  



More later………….Sally


 The college football season is getting very exciting! 

Here they come down the hill, ready for some action!!! 

I have some random pictures that I have taken at various games.

I hope you enjoy them.

Number 36 always trying to keep the defense up and ready for the next play.

The prayer after the game.

I love this picture.  He is so happy.

Me and my baby boy.

Here is a excerpt from www.gogriffons.com – Defensively the Griffons were led by Burrell with nine tackles with 1.5 being for a loss. Jeremy Weston and Simpson each had seven stops. Western recorded three sacks with Bryson, Oliver Pryor and Ben Pister all getting one.

The Burrell that they are referring to is my son. 

He has been defensive player of the game for 2 games so far.





Heading into the final three weeks of the regular season, Pittsburg State sits alone at the top of the MIAA standings with a 7-0 league record, while Northwest Missouri and Washburn are in a tie for second at 5-1 and Missouri Western is in fourth at 5-2 in conference play.

Kickoff for both the Northwest Missouri-Missouri Western and Missouri Southern-Pittsburg State games will be at 2 p.m. CT, and will be broadcast live on the MIAA Network.

2011 MIAA Football Television Schedule (all times central)
Thursday, Sept. 8: Lincoln at Washburn, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 10: Central Missouri at Missouri Western, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 17: OPEN
Saturday, Sept. 24: Truman at Central Missouri, 2 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1: Pittsburg State vs. Northwest Missouri (Fall Classic at Arrowhead X), 2 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 8: Washburn at Truman, 2 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15: Central Missouri at Fort Hays State, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22: Southwest Baptist at Missouri Southern, 2 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29: Truman at Emporia State, 2 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 5: Northwest Missouri at Missouri Western, 2 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 12: Missouri Southern at Pittsburg State, 2 p.m.

Broadcast Channels
KSMO-TV (Kansas City) available to 100% of the KC market. It is broadcast (over the air) on channel 62 and it is found on most cable systems (Time Warner, Comcast, etc.) on Channel 10.
Eagle Cable (western Kansas) — Channel 15
Cox KS Cable system — Channel 22
Cablevision (St. Joseph area) — Channel 20
Suddenlink (St. Joseph and Maryville) — Channel 8 (Maryville), Channel 64 (St. Joseph)
Mediacom (Columbia, Jefferson City, Springfield, etc.) — Channel 22

 We only have two regular season games left……….wish good luck!

More later…………………….Sally

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