Ozark football, parade suggestion for congestion

Ozark will be all agog Saturday, Nov. 17, with the annual Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. just following the 1:30 p.m. football game between the Tigers, 8-4 and Lee Summit West, 12-0.

The winner of that game will play for the Class 4 high school championship in the Edward Jones Dome at St. Louis at 3:15 p.m. Nov. 23 against either Parkway Central, 11-1 or Vaschon 9-2—both teams are from the St. Louis area. According to information from the Ozark High School, the school counted 4,000 paid receipts for the quarter-final game Monday night. There were cars parked everywhere–some where cars shouldn’t be parked at all.

This semi-final game will draw as many or more and rest assured, unless it is Ozark leading by four touchdowns in the fourth quarter, no one will exit the field early. The Tigers recently proved twice what baseball legend Yogi Bera always knew: “It ain’t over ‘till it’s over.”

The traffic situation may be one for the record books when you couple the game with the Christmas Parade that draws visitors to Ozark early in the afternoon. But no one really needs to be anywhere else Saturday afternoon anyway. Paraders will stage behind the former Fasco plant; the location was changed from the junior high school parking lot to accommodate the sporting event.

Should the Tigers make the kill, half the town will evaporate six days later to watch the championship game in St. Louis .  We wish it so.

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