JWCC Show-Me Spotlight: Mark Twain’s Preston continually laying groundwork for success

Mark Twain all-purpose back Lakoda Preston, left, has amassed more than 1,400 yards and scored 15 touchdowns this season. | Submitted photo

CENTER, Mo. — Lakoda Preston’s feet are planted firmly on the ground. He plans to keep it that way, even if joining the Air Force becomes part of his future. The Mark Twain multi-sport standout, who is likely headed to college to play football, has designs of joining an ROTC program and earning a bachelor’s…

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Monroe City steamrolls to District 2 title

Joshua Talton ran for 222 yards and four touchdowns on Friday night. Matthew Kirby

Monroe City, Mo. — It was over almost as soon as it started. The Monroe City Panthers made a statement right out of the gate, marching down the field on every possession they had in the first half, and picking up a 52-0 win over the Mark Twain Tigers at Lankford Field to win their…

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Monroe City, Mark Twain post shutouts on their way to district title showdown

Two former Clarence Cannon Conference foes will face each other next week for the Class 1A District 2 title. The Monroe City Panthers, who won the CCC this season will host the Mark Twain Tigers, who finished second in their eighth season in the Eastern Missouri Conference, at Lankford Field at 7 pm on Friday,…

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Leake gets first win as Mark Twain rolls past South Callaway

Mark Twain's Landon Moss ran for 238 yards and three touchdowns in the Tigers' win over South Callaway.

CENTER, Mo. – It was his first win as a varsity head coach and he did it at his alma mater, but Austin Leake just wanted to talk about his guys. “All I did was stand on the sidelines and hold a piece of paper,” Leake said to his Mark Twain Tigers thrashed Eastern Missouri…

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