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MICDS names Hall of Fame member Bouchard as new football coach for Rams

Once a coach, always a coach for Fred Bouchard. Bouchard is currently assistant superintendent for the Decatur Public Schools. He will trade in his suit and tie for a whistle and more appropriate coaching gear of a T-shirt and shorts on the practice field. Fred Bouchard is the new football coach at MICDS. Bouchard, 55, brings 20 years of head high school coaching experience with a 201-48 record including five state championships, 19 straight years of playoff teams as a head coach and a history of building several teams into top-10 programs. Bouchard, 55, has been hired to be the ...

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Parkway Central’s Goldenberg enjoys seeing Saunders succeed with Kansas City Chiefs

Parkway Central football coach Mark Goldenberg enjoyed this year’s Super Bowl more than normal. Khalen Saunders, a 2014 Parkway Central graduate, was a rookie defensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs playing in Super Bowl LIV. Now, he’s a Super Bowl champion after the Chiefs won 31-20 over the San Francisco 49ers in Miami, Florida. It was the first Super Bowl title for the Chiefs in 50 years. Parkway Central football coach Mark Goldenberg watched his former player Khalen Saunders play for Kansas City in the recent Super Bowl. The 6-foot, 324-pound Saunders was drafted by the Chiefs in the ...

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De Smet raises banners to honor three state championship teams in school ceremony

The Frank Sinatra song “It Was a Very Good Year,” could certainly apply to De Smet High. The three championship banners at De Smet. (Photo by Carrie Becher) The year 2019 was a very good year for the Spartans. De Smet captured state titles in baseball, soccer and football. The three state banners are raised at De Smet. (Photo by Carrie Becher) The De Smet community – students, faculty, staff, parents, and even alumni – gathered in the school’s gym recently for a state championship celebration. The year 2019 will long be recalled as one for the ages in Spartan ...

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Local high school football players sign college letters of intent

Several area high school football players signed their national letters of intent to play in college. Wednesday marked the first day senior football players could sign binding letters of intent with NCAA Division I programs. The early period runs through Friday. The regular signing period begins Feb. 8 and goes to April. Here are the local players who have signed: CBC Tyler Dixon to Kent State Brady Feeney to Ball State Cameron Powell to Southeast Missouri State Chaminade Brady Cook to Missouri Julian McBride to Indiana Jake Divis to Washington University in St. Louis De Smet Jordan Johnson to Notre ...

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