Saturday is Rivalry Day at John Burroughs, with MICDS traveling to their neighbor for a day filled with games galore. The day begins at 11:30 a.m., when the volleyball teams will go toe-to-toe. At 1:30 p.m., we get a rematch of last year’s Midwest Field Hockey Tournament championship game as the Bombers and standout Charlotte Martin host the new-look Rams who bring back just a handful of girls from last year’s team. At 2 p.m., the gridiron will be hopping as top-ranked small school MICDS (2-0) and Mizzou recruit Michael Scherer are out for some revenge. Last year was the first time in a long time the Bombers, the state runner-up in Class 3, were able to walk off the field with a victory. Gone is Burroughs’ standout Grant Wallace who rushed for two touchdowns in that game.
Burroughs enters this year’s game 2-0 after drubbing Principia 57-0 Saturday.
At 4:30 p.m., the boys soccer teams will take it to the pitch. As spirited as any part of the rivalry, both teams went 2-1 at last week’s MICDS tournament. The Bombers have been stout on the defensive side so far as they posted shutouts in both of their victories.
It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. Or maybe it’s the heat index. Whatever it is, it was awful hot last week. The triple digit heat wreaked havoc with teams and schedules. The First Capitol Cross Country Meet was called off due to the extreme conditions. Whitfield and St. Mary’s, the defending champions in Class 1 and 2 soccer, respectively, lost their scheduled match to the heat. Football games galore pushed back their scheduled kickoffs to 8 p.m. in attempt to beat the heat. Practices were either held indoors or weren’t held at all. The Missouri State High School Activities Association forbids teams to practice outside in a heat index of more than 105 degrees. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday were all close, if not beyond that temperature.
Most of the games that were lost will be rescheduled. First Capitol was attempting to find a way to run its race later in the season.