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Sikeston and East Prairie get final tune-up

Sunday, August 23, 2009

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Sikeston's Kyle Valentine looks for running room against Perryville Friday night in the Sikeston Jamboree held at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium.
(Josh Mills, Staff)
SIKESTON -- Friday evening marked the first time in which high school football teams were able to hit the gridiron against one another instead of scrimmaging against themselves in a practice setting. The East Prairie Eagles and the Perryville Pirates made their way to Sikeston Public Schools Stadium where they both went toe-to-toe with the Sikeston Bulldogs for a final tune-up before the season begins this Friday.

The Bulldogs got things underway with the Pirates in the first series and the Sikeston defense put several hats on the ball from the opening snap. Perryville couldn't muster up much offense as the Bulldog defense swarmed to the ball nearly every play.

"Defensively against Perryville I thought we played pretty well," said Sikeston head coach Kent Gibbs. "We had 11 people to the ball most of the time. We made good plays."

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