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Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

Dement speaks to Kiwanis club

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Sikeston Bulldog head coach Jerry Dement shows the new design for the team's helmets.
SIKESTON - Sikeston High School head football coach Jerry Dement and athletic director Brent Keefer were guest speakers at a Kiwanis Club meeting on Monday at the Malone Avenue Grill.

In the meeting, Keefer told the members of his Sikeston roots and how he became the new athletic director for this season, taking over the position from Charlie Vickery.

Keefer also gave the Kiwanis members updates on some of the new coaches in the school system for the upcoming season.

Dement spoke to the members following Keefer's presentation. He gave the group an in-depth preview of the upcoming season, touching on his team's expectations, some of the current players and his team's goals. He and Keefer passed out fall sports schedules and an updated football roster.

Dement also spoke of his new coaching staff that he has assembled on his varsity staff and the junior high football staff.

He also mentioned some of Sikeston's former athletes that are still currently playing football in college, such as Justin Lowes at Southern Illinois University and Myron Hardin at Arkansas-Monticello University and Brandon Barnes, who is still with the NFL's Baltimore Ravens in training camp.

He also demonstrated one of the new helmet designs the team will be wearing this season, which has a stripe going down the middle and the letter 'S' on each side.

It will be a change from the previous several years when the helmet was all red with no design.

Sikeston will be in action this Friday, participating in a jamboree scrimmage at East Prairie High School along with New Madrid County Central and Perryville at 6:30 p.m.

The Bulldogs will open the season on Sept. 3, traveling to Caruthersville.

Sikeston went 4-5 last season and graduated many top players.