Monday, October 15, 2012
The game went into overtime Friday night as the Longhorns honored alum Blaine Gabbert for the school's first jersey retirement ceremony.
The Parkway West High School (0-8) football team fought hard for its first win of the season during their last game at home of the season, but lost the game in overtime against University City (4-4) with a final score of 38-35. Parkway West's senior football players and marching band members participated in a unique halftime ceremony following Senior Night recognition. Class of 2008 graduate Blaine Gabbert, former quarterback for the Mizzou Tigers and current QB for the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars, became the school's first jersey retirement honoree. A cutout of Gabbert's number 11 jersey was posted on the field-facing wall of Parkway West's stadium pressbox. Gabbert and his family were presented with a framed West jersey during halftime. …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The 2008 Parkway West grad played for Mizzou and is a quarterback with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Parkway West High School will honor hometown football star Blaine Gabbert at halftime of this week's football match-up against University City. Gabbert, a 2008 graduate of Parkway West, went on to play for the University of Missouri Tigers. In 2011, he was drafted 10th overall by the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars and continues to play as a quarterback. Parkway West will retire his jersey this Friday after recognizing this year's seniors for Senior Night. Football Head Coach Jeff Duncan said Gabbert is the first to receive this honor. "Any time that you have a member of your program reach that level of play, it is an amazing accomplishment," Duncan said. "We are proud of what Blaine has done in his career at each level and are proud he is a …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
The Jacksonville Jaguar and former Parkway West and Mizzou football star said he has learned to shut off the negativity.
Blaine Gabbert, currently shaping up to be the starting quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars this football season, said he's learned valuable lessons about media negativity. The Parkway West grad and former Mizzou football player recently discussed a home upset with the Tigers against Oklahoma State in 2008. The loss crushed high championship hopes for the 2008 season after a built-up No. 1 ranking. Where positive media surrounding starting QB Chase Daniel started out the season, Gabbert believes the immediate negativity after the Oklahoma loss crushed Daniel in the end. In a Fox Sports article, Gabbert explains, “All of a sudden, the media just turned on (Daniel). That was the first time I realized you can’t worry about what they say …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Tyler Gabbert, a Parkway West High School graduate from Ballwin whose brother is in the NFL, is on track to play football for University of Central Florida next fall.
The travels continue for Ballwin's Tyler Gabbert, who plans to play football next fall with University of Central Florida, according to The Orlando Sentinel. The Parkway West High School graduate previously attended University of Missouri, where his older brother, NFL quarterback Blaine Gabbert played before entering the NFL draft prior to Blaine's senior year. Tyler Gabbert, meanwhile, planned to compete as quarterback at University of Louisville following his transfer from Mizzou, but left the team and didn't play in 2011, ESPN reported. The Orlando Sentinel said Tyler currently is taking classes for an associate's degree at a community college in St. Louis. On account of being red-shirted while at Missouri, Tyler Gabbert will have three…
Friday, April 29, 2011
Parkway West High School fans and alumni gathered to watch Blaine Gabbert be picked by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Fans and students gathered at Parkway West High School Thursday night to watch the NFL draft to support Parkway West graduate Blaine Gabbert. Gabbert was selected 10th in the first round by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Read Full Story: Gabbert Drafted by NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Blaine Gabbert, who grew up in Ballwin and attended Parkway West, was drafted by Jacksonville.
Blaine Gabbert most likely wasn't banking on a career in the NFL when he was leading Parkway West High School as the Longhorns' quarterback before graduating in 2008. But, after two winning seasons as starting quarterback at the University of Missouri, and an onslaught of media hype regarding his NFL future, Gabbert’s entrance into the NFL is a reality. What few, if any, draft observers expected, however, was seeing Gabbert taken by the Jacksonville Jaguars as the 10th overall pick—a relatively low spot for the 21-year-old who many rated as the No. 1 quarterback draft prospect. "I was expecting to get drafted by the end of the night," Gabbert said on ESPN. "I had no preconceived notions coming into tonight. And hey, I'm a No. 10 overall …
Monday, April 25, 2011
Today's highlights include a notable neighbor whose dogs tend sick patients and visit schools; a future NFL player; and a profile of a local bike businessman.
Here's a look at some of our top local stories around the region: Sun Shines on Good Friday Prayer Walkers: Worshippers started carrying a cross across Missouri on the west side of the state and were nearly finished when they got to Maplewood on Good Friday. Love of Bikes Propels Olde Towne Fenton Cyclery: In this week's business profile, meet the man who converted a former Mexican restaurant into his bicycle shop. On Eve of NFL Draft, Blaine Gabbert Signs to Fans: The former Mizzou quarterback from Ballwin is expected to go early in the NFL draft. Fans greeted him in Chesterfield to shake hands get his autograph. Special Dogs Teach Kids It's What's Inside That Counts: Susan Burney's pair of therapy dogs are specially equipped to teach …
Sunday, April 24, 2011
The Ballwinite and standout Mizzou quarterback signed autographs to help the Parkway West Football Boosters on Saturday.
Football fans came from far and near for a chance to meet Ballwin native and probable first-round NFL draft pick Blaine Gabbert on Saturday, just a few miles from the home Gabbert grew up in. The Parkway West High School grad and former Mizzou star was at Auction Merchandise Service in Chesterfield to sign autographs, raise money for Parkway West Football Boosters and meet some fans. The first person in line, Chris Kortum of Ballwin, said he arrived two hours early for the 3 p.m. event with a football and photo to be signed. Greg Reynolds of Granite City, MO also arrived about two hours beforehand. “I'm a huge Mizzou fan and I wanted to make sure that I was able to meet him and get his autograph,” Reynolds said. As Gabbert repeatedly …