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St. Louis, here we come! Again.

UP TOP: Pirate QB Robbie Campbell completed 11 of 15 passes for 123 yards in the victory at Carl Junction.

Everything you'll want to know about the road trip

Championship week update
11/19/01- The following in-
formation is the current plan and times are subject to change. Please call the Pirate Sportsline 858-2162 Ext. 9 for updates as the week progresses.

Donations for the extra night for the team to stay in St. Louis can be given to QB Club President, Mark Bullock (858-2489) or left at the Central Office (858-5420).

Monday, Nov. 21, City of Platte City Mayor Frank Offutt signed a proclamation declaring "Pirate Football Week". Area businesses and patrons are asked to display their Pirate flags this week.

Tuesday, Nov. 20, Pirate Booster Club Store opened from 7-9 p.m. at the high school. This was the last chance before the State Championship game to buy your Pirate apparel, spirit flags, and assorted Pirate stuff. Please remember to bring your Pirate flags and orange shakers/pom pons from last year to this year's game!!!!

Wednesday, Nov. 21, School and community, orange and blank and displaying their flags at their home, businesses, cars, etc.

Thursday, Nov. 22, Football team departure, Paxton parking lot, time to be announced.

Friday, Nov. 23, Pirate band departs at 7:30 a.m. and performs at halftime of our 3A State Championship game vs. New Madrid at 3:15 p.m. at the TWA Dome. Pirate Band returns following the game at approximately 12 a.m.

Student Spirit bus departs 7:30 a.m., reservations and $10 advanced deposit required and returned upon departure- need 25 or more riders. Bus returns immediately after the game (approx. 12 a.m.). Make reservations at the high school office.

Game information: Tickets can be purchased at the stadium or at the high school office (before 11:30 Wed.) for $8. Seating will be on the visitor side (opposite side from last year). All seats are general admission- No passes. West Platte plays Lockwood at 12:00 and will be sitting in the visitor section prior to our game.

Please wear orange and black and remember you will be inside!!

Friday schedule of games

12:00 West Platte vs. Lockwood
3:15 Pirates vs. New Madrid
7:00 Blue Springs vs. Hazelwood East

Saturday schedule

12:00 Warsaw vs. John Burroughs
3:15 Webb City vs. Washington

New Madrid is located in the bootheel of Missouri and is 50 miles south of Cape Girardeau and close to the Kentucky/Tennessee border. The Eagles are 12-1 and have won the 3A State Basketball Championship the last two years, and have 12 football players playing Friday from that championship squad. Their lone district has 1,918 students and a high school enrollment of 550 students.

New Madrid Playoff
Game Scores:

New Madrid 28 Ste. Genevieve 6
New Madrid 49 Clayton 26
New Madrid 43 Salem 23

Halftime Show: As of Monday the New Madrid band does not intend to perform at halftime of the Pirates vs. New Madrid Eagles game so the Pirate Band and Spirit Squad are planning to perform during the whole halftime. Should New Madrid decide to perform, the halftime would be shared.

Special Note: Our neighbors, the West Platte Bluejays play immediately preceding our game. Many Pirate fans plan to arrive early to support our Platte County neighbors and many West Platte fans will be staying to support our Pirates. We hope you can join in on the fun and excitement of this unique experience we will share with the Bluejays and Pirates in St. Louis.

Football Road Trip

Thursday-November 22

11:00 a.m. - Team Departure
2:00 p.m. - Practice at MU Facilities
3:30 p.m. - Team Thanksgiving Dinner at Ramada Inn (573) 449-0051
6:30 p.m. - Team Arrival in St. Louis at Holiday Inn Select (314) 421-4000
10:30 p.m. - Lights Out

Friday - November 23

9:30 a.m. - Breakfast at Holiday Inn
11:00 a.m. - Hotel Check Out
3:15 p.m. - Game Time at the Dome
6:00 p.m. - Depart for Sheraton Westport Hotel (Plaza Tower) (800) 822-3535
7:00 p.m. - Dinner - Imo's Pizza
(314) 434-5959 (Provided by Comforts)

Saturday - November 24

8:30 a.m. - Breakfast at Sheraton (cost by QB Club and Booster Club)
10:30 a.m. - Hotel Check Out
11:00 a.m. - Depart for PC
1:30 p.m. - Lunch in Boonville (McDonalds, Taco Bell, or Subway) QB club donates $5
4:30 p.m. - Approximate arrival in PC