The Festus Tigers travel to the historical city of Ste. Genevieve to face the Dragons for the first J98 Game of the Week of the season. Both teams have some fresh faces on the sideline. Ste. Gen loses all-state talent Zach Boyer, Dale Propst, and Austin McBride while the Tigers lose their veteran signal-caller Cole Rickermann to graduation. Festus Head Coach AJ Ofodile says that even though the Dragons lose some talent, they’ll still be a tough challenge.
Likewise, for the Dragons, Head Coach Jay Pope says Festus’ coaching staff has done wonderful things for the program.
Ste. Genevieve thwarted a Festus comeback to win this game last year, which was a theme for the Tigers all throughout 2021. In the Tiger’s 5 losses, all of them were by 8 points or fewer. This year, Ofodile stressed to his players how important each play is.
For Coach Pope, the football season really doesn’t start until they’re under the Friday night lights and getting ready for kickoff.
The J98 Game of the Week starts at 6 with the Fliegs Equipment Pregame Show with kickoff scheduled for 7 on the Boot and streaming online at MyMoInfo.com