Rams Come Up Short In Finale, Finish 7-9

For the second straight year, the Rams traveled to Seattle in the final regular season game with a chance to notch the team’s first eight-win season since 2006. Also for the second straight year, the Rams came up short offensively, falling 27-9 to the Seahawks on Sunday. Despite a defensive performance that held the Seahawks to just six offensive points in the first half, the Rams found tough sledding offensively, as they finished the day with 158 total yards. The Rams were held to just 13 yards rushing, including 15 yards on 15 carries from RB Zac Stacy, who fell short in his bid to become just the third Rams rookie to rush for 1,000 yards, finishing with 973. After taking a 13-0 deficit into the half, the Rams registered their first scoring drive on their second offensive possession of the second half, on a 36-yard field goal by K Greg Zuerlein. They capped their scoring on their final offensive possession, with a 2-yard touchdown reception by TE Jared Cook. The Rams finished at 7-9, marking the first time the team has secured consecutive seasons of seven or more victories since 2003-2004. Despite falling short of the .500 plateau, Fisher remained encouraged by the progress of much of the team’s roster, which entered the season as the youngest in the league, a trajectory that bodes entering the 2014 season.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

2 days 31 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Allison Hinson with the St. Clair Track and Field Team. Allison won state in the Class 4 Shot Put with a distance of 47-feet-three and three quarter inches in the state track championships at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday. Allison will continue her throwing career at Illinois State University. She has also been an honor role student throughout her high school career.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 5 days ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

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SPORTS CORNER

1 day 22 hours ago

Senior Legion...
Washington got back on track with a 5-2 win over Festus at Ronsick Field. Spencer Juergens pitched all seven innings as Post 218 improved to 3-1 overall on the season.