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Wishes and Results

Posted Wednesday, February 6, 2008, at 9:26 PM

You should be careful what you wish for because you just might get it.

A couple of months ago I wrote about how I would miss having Nevada play Webb City in football each year. Since then MSHSAA reclassified Nevada as a Class 4 school for football and that game is back on the calendar for 2008. Unfortunately, since it is now a district game it means something more than just bragging rights or the SWC championship which will no longer exist.

Don't get me wrong, I will still be glad to see the game take place, the stakes are just higher now.

This Fall also marks the first time that two teams from each district will advance into the state play-offs.

A few years ago that would have given Nevada a real chance to get into the play-offs, but now, with Carthage having become a football power, that almost rivals Webb City, it will be difficult for either Nevada or Carl Junction to get past the districts.

Of course, if Nevada had been assigned to District 13 to our north, which I think would have been the other likely district, it would not have been much better. District 13 has Harrisonville, Warrensburg, Sedalia Smith-Cotton and Grain Valley. Harrisonville is almost as formidable as Webb City and I don't think anyone really wants to go Warrensburg.

But just think of how much fun it would be to see a Webb City-Harrisonville play-off game and have to decide who you wanted to root for.


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Many of the kids that play for Webb City, don't actually live in Webb City. Been that way for years.

-- Posted by Leland Gaunt on Tue, May 25, 2010, at 10:12 PM

What has happened to Tiger football in recent years? McLaughlin-class of "59"

-- Posted by tcheck6 on Sun, Dec 20, 2009, at 10:36 PM

I would have to cheer for Harrisonville!

-- Posted by ETB on Sat, Mar 8, 2008, at 12:49 AM

I have always wanted to see a game played between Harrisonville and Webb City.It has always been a struggle for our boys to play against teams who have a fresh player to put in on every play. I will say this though, I have 2 boys who have like all the other boys who have played and are playing..they play their hearts out. They go out on that field with their heads held high and give it all they have. To me a real winner is a person who gives 100% and never gives up no matter what. I have so many memories from watching my boys play, memories I will have forever. Heath and Seth Baker, thank you for making me the proudest mom on earth.

-- Posted by mythoughts4u on Thu, Feb 21, 2008, at 7:03 PM


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