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T-Birds covet EMO title of their own

T-Birds covet EMO title of their own

October 12th, 2012 in News

It's hard to fathom when North Callaway Thunderbirds head football coach Mike Emmons mentions the scarcity.

In his 22-plus seasons at North Callaway, Emmons has directed the Thunderbirds to nine appearances in the state playoffs. Incrediby, North Callaway owns just one conference title exclusively - from the 1999 season in the Eastern Missouri Conference - during Emmons' long tenure.

The Thunderbirds were also EMO tri-champions in 1994 and co-champions in 1998.

"It is (hard to believe)," Emmons said Tuesday morning of the lone conference title. "We just haven't had a lot of luck with that; we've always messed it up in some way."

North Callaway will try to rectify that matter tonight when it seeks to lock up the EMO title, all its own, with a visit to Clopton/Elsberry (kickoff at 7). The surging Thunderbirds - back in the conference after a six-year absence - can accomplish the objective with a clean sweep of their EMO foes this season.