Monday Morning Quarterback: Spotlight on city again Thursday

Monday Morning Quarterback: Spotlight on city again Thursday


Monday Morning Quarterback: Spotlight on city again Thursday


The trend of homecoming Thursday night football in Springfield continues on Thursday as Hillcrest plays host to 6-0 Parkview for a 7 p.m. kickoff at Hoyt Shumate Stadium.

It’s the third straight week of homecoming Thursdays for Springfield Public Schools teams, and will be a celebration of a couple programs who have come a long way in a few years.

We’ll take a look at Parkview and Hillcrest, and how they got here, later this week.

You’ll recall that Hillcrest was the team Parkview beat on Sept. 26, 2008 to snap its 58-game losing streak.

Hillcrest had some lean years of its own until recent times, but coach John Beckham has the Hornets as one of the best around, now.

So does coach Anthony Hays over at Parkview.

What do you remember from those times? Or, about the night Parkview broke its streak?

Share your memories with me at if you’d like them published.

In games from the weekend, it was Parkview shutting out Glendale 28-0 in an Ozark Conference game. (Parkview 6-0 after shutout win over Glendale)

In the calm before the Nixa/Ozark storm, the Ozark Tigers handled business against Branson in convincing fashion. (Ozark cruises past Branson in tune-up game)

Freelance writer Justin McMillin said he was very impressed with Strafford, as the Indians ran away from rival Fair Grove in a Mid-Lakes Conference game. (Big second quarter sends Strafford to victory)

And Catholic gained the upper hand in the race to unseat Bolivar as the Central Ozark Conference Small Division champion with a victory against Reeds Spring. (Hall’s fumble return leads Catholic to victory)

Also, in case you missed it, Kickapoo upset Hillcrest on Thursday night to shake up the OC picture. (Chiefs make a stand in victory over Hillcrest)


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