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High school football teams look to use jamborees to help prepare for season openers

Curious to get a look at your high school football team before the upcoming season kicks off Aug. 24? You are in luck then. Many area schools will take part in jamborees Friday (Aug. 17) and Saturday. The action gets under way first as it traditionally does at Parkway West. The will be the eighth year the Longhorns have held a jamboree. The annual Red & Blue kickoff night for West athletes begins at 5 p.m. Friday. The jamboree will feature Parkway West, Fort Zumwalt East, Westminster Christian Academy and St. Charles West. “It’s a great atmosphere at West High,” ...

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West County native Gabbert signs deal with Tennessee Titans

Former Parkway West standout quarterback Blaine Gabbert has a new NFL team  to play for this season. The Tennessee Titans agreed to terms Tuesday on a deal with Gabbert. The 28-year-old Gabbert is expected to replace Matt Cassel as Marcus Mariota’s backup. The Titans announced earlier this month they intend to release Cassel. Gabbert, the No. 10 overall pick in the 2011 draft out of Missouri, started 27 games with the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2011-13. Gabbert endured three rocky seasons with the Jaguars, going 5-22 as a starter. He played the next three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, making eight starts in ...

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Chaminade senior standout defensive tackle Trout verbally commits to USC

At the end of a journey that has consumed more than three years of his high school academic and football career, Chaminade standout lineman Trevor Trout has decided on where he will spend the next phase of his academic and football life. A dynamic top-tier senior recruit, who hails from Ferguson, Trout verbally committed to Pacific 10 power University Of Southern California on Nov. 19. Trout had just completed a family visit weekend to UCLA and USC and he felt it the right time to make a final choice that would chart his career course for the next four years. “I ...

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High school football all-conference teams

Here is a look at the 2017 all-conference high school football teams: Suburban West Conference American Division Offensive player of the year: RB Hassan Haskins, sr., Eureka Defensive player of the year: DL Brendan Carter, sr., Eureka Returner of the year: Rico Payton, sr., Lindbergh Coach of the year: Jacob Sumner, Eureka FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE QB Parker Powell, sr., Lindbergh RB Darrione Stewart, sr., Parkway South WR Rico Payton, sr., Lindbergh WR David Grenia, sr., Lindbergh WR Alex Adams, sr., Lafayette TE Avery Taggart, jr., Eureka OL Brendan Schlittler, sr., Eureka OL Josh Baker, so., Eureka OL Max Jennings, sr., Marquette ...

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