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Panthers ranked No. 1 in state; advance to semi final game

Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 11:31 am

Despite being stung by three Hornets, RB Zach Osborn still rushed for 157 yards with 2 TD’s during the State Quarter Final Game.
(Story and Photo Credit: Mike Crager)

When you hear stories of small school Missouri football, people who have followed Monroe City football for the past 30 years, think power football, the run game, smashmouth football, or a ground and pound offense. Whatever you want to call it can be slow and methodical, but that rushing attack has made Monroe City a house hold name in Missouri football. It revealed how powerful and quick it was by beating down a very good Westran Hornets (10-3) team 44-7 Saturday in Huntsville. Somewhere in that week before, bulletin board material was said that the Clarence Cannon Conference was a run first conference and Monroe would have trouble with the wide open spread offense which the Hornets ran and would be able to throw the ball at will against the Panthers.

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