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Columbia Eagles | Featured School of the Week

By on October 31, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Columbia linebackers Nick Antonini (43) Ben DeMoulin (41), along with defensive lineman Grant Snow apply heavy pressure to Mt. Carmel quarterback Reece Metcalf Saturday. (Mark Hodapp photo)

Columbia High School is the Republic-Times Featured School of the Week, due to the program’s outstanding performances by the Eagles football and volleyball teams in the post season.

Each team has two losses or less and both have taken their conference crown this season.

The Columbia football team (9-1) won its first round playoff game on Saturday against Mt. Carmel, killing the Aces 57-22. The Eagles have averaged 49 points per game, except for their lone loss to Waterloo in the second game of the season, defeating their opponents by an average of 40 points per game.

The Columbia football team, also is honored this week as Eric Read is this week’s Republic-Times Athlete of the Week. Make sure to pick up a copy of this week’s paper to read more on Columbia’s win over Mt. Carmel and to get a preview of their second round opponent, Harrisburg.

The Columbia volleyball team celebrates its regional final win on Thursday night in Mascoutah. (submitted photo)

The Columbia volleyball team (34-2) defeated Marion on Tuesday night to advance to the Class 3A State Sectional title game. To read more on the Eagles sectional semifinal win, click here.

The Eagles are ranked No. 6 among small schools according to stlhighschoolsports.com, with senior Savannah Wittenbrink at No. 6 among the area’s blocking leaders.

Columbia has put together an outstanding season, going 25 straight games undefeated at the beginning of the season under returning first-year head coach Kelly Landgraf.

Congratulations Eagles and good luck in the post season!

Teryn Schaefer

Teryn was born and raised in Waterloo, growing up watching local sports and Mon-Clair baseball. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri Journalism School and loves cheering on her Tigers any chance she gets.