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The defense has been the calling card for Perryville football in the two-plus years under coach Blane Boss. On Friday night, Potosi exploited that defense for several big plays and the Trojans walked out with a 34-20 victory at Pirate Stadium.

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Calling Friday night’s game between Kelly and St. Vincent at Indians Stadium in Perryville a defensive victory for the Indians might be a stretch, but it also might have some merit.

After a thrashing of St. James last week, Perryville football coach Blane Boss knows that Friday night presents a tougher challenge. Perryville will take on Potosi at home, and the Trojans are a physical team that that likes to run the ball, and run it often.

The St. Vincent boys cross country team made sure the team’s only home meet was a memorable one. The Indians had four boys in the top ten positions to finish second overall as a team last Wednesday at the St. Vincent Invitational at the Seminary Grounds in Perryville. 

As St. Vincent football coach Tim Schumer looked back on his team’s game with Scott City, he knew one thing: They have to start faster. The Indians rallied in the second half to get with one touchdown, but a pair of big plays squashed a hope of a comeback, as the Indians fell 49-35 on Friday…

After 67 hours, 4 inches of rain, bubbling turf, and periods of heat and sunshine, the most important number for Perryville football coach Blane Boss and his team was one — as in the number of wins the team has.

With a young team there will be bumps and bruises, good points and bad points along the course of a long season. The Pirates felt some of those bruises on Tuesday. Valle Catholic took advantage of some of Perryville’s mistakes to oust the Lady Pirates in straight sets 25-22, 25-22. Perryvill…

On paper, it was a rematch of last season’s Class 3, District 1 championship game. In reality, it wasn’t.  Perryville broke the game open in the fifth inning with six runs as the Lady Pirates cruised to a 9-0 victory over Doniphan on Saturday at the Southeast Missouri State Softball Complex.

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