High School Football
Lafayette County C-1 High School hosted the Holden Eagles Monday night for the Class 2 District 7 championship. These two teams met earlier in week 6 and it was a close overtime victory for Higginsville, 28-21. Those 21 points were the most points given up all season long by the Huskers…until last night. It was all Eagles running back Max Mickey who would rush for an opening touchdown and a game clinching touchdown; to give Holden the 36-26 win. Mickey racked up over 200 yards on Touchdown runs alone.
Holden will now face Lathrop, possibly on the road, this Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. The Eagles are now 10-2 on the season with their 3rd district title in five years.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel has relieved himself of duties as defensive coordinator on a day in which the team waived starting cornerback Stanford Routt and signed defensive tackle Shaun Smith.
Crennel had been juggling head coaching and coordinator duties since taking over on an interim basis when Todd Haley was fired last December. Crennel announced Monday that Gary Gibbs would become defensive coordinator and he would spend more time with the entire team.
Routt was one of the Chiefs’ notable free-agent acquisitions, signing a three-year, $18 million deal to fill in after Brandon Carr left for the Dallas Cowboys. Crennel said Javier Arenas will move into the starting lineup opposite Brandon Flowers.
Smith has been out of the league since the Titans waived him in August.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals have promoted Terry Bradshaw to minor league hitting coordinator, Jose Castro to assistant minor league hitting coordinator and Milt Thompson to outfield, bunting and baserunning coordinator.
Bradshaw has spent the past four seasons as hitting coach for their Double-A affiliate at Northwest Arkansas. He takes over for Jack Maloof, who became the Royals’ hitting coach.
Castro was the minor league hitting coordinator in Seattle the past five seasons, while Thompson spent the past two seasons as the Astros’ minor league roving outfield and baserunning instructor.
The Royals also announced the hiring Monday of Felix Francisco as a special assignment scout focusing on international players.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have promoted John Mabry to hitting coach, replacing the outgoing Mark McGwire. The 42-year-old Mabry was assistant hitting coach last season. McGwire has told the team he won’t return after three seasons.