The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


Joseph Romano (12) poses for photo with family on Senior Night. Im not big on leading by words, Im big on leading by example, Romano said.
Romano is attending Mizzous school of engineering and has been named an academic All-State football player for Oakville.

Recovered and Raring

Ethan Venable, JI January 7, 2024

Joseph Romano (12) was used to hearing the crowd screaming and cheering for him, but on Oct. 21 last year, the only thing heard was painful screaming from himself. “I dislocated my elbow and partially...

Deandre Davis (12) walks off the field after a defensive stop. ...There were big moments that I missed, but overall I think I did good,” Davis said. Oakville went on and won the game against Parkway 48-7.

OHS Football Defense

Brayden Glotfelty, JI Reporter January 6, 2024

The sun was down. The lights in the stands lit up the field. The defense was on third down, one big play to solidify the game. The sweat is dripping off Davis' face, waiting for that ball to move even...

Jack Delzeit (10) plays against Parkway South on Oct. 20 as a starting defensive back for OHS football. “I take time and listen to music, have quiet time and then I always say a prayer before every game, Delzeit said. It really helps to calm me down before a game. Delzeit jumped from playing on the freshman team to varsity.

Jumping From Freshman Team to Varsity

Eva Chambers, JI Reporter December 21, 2023

While maintaining high expectations of himself throughout his OHS football career, Jack Delzeit (10) was able to successfully make it onto the varsity team.  “I became involved in football because...

Myesha Dickens (12) walks down the track with her family during football’s Senior Night. “It was really cool being recognized and having a lot of people supporting me for my decision,” Dickens said. Though she was worried of what everyone would think, Dickens has had a great experience on the team and only regrets waiting to do so.

Women of the Match

Maddy Geisler, Design Editor-In-Chief September 29, 2023

As changes are made all around OHS, there's one happening on our very own football field. Oakville is incorporating girls onto the football team, and they’ve gotten two to join already: Myesha Dickens...

Running back Jacob Banes has the ball handed to him by quarterback Maxwell Bradley. “I enjoy playing with Jacob. He is a fun person…and a great leader,” Bradley said. Bradley added that he has known Banes for a while but only started playing football with him in middle school.

From Freshman To Varsity

Dino Suljanovic, JI Reporter December 13, 2022

The Tigers freshman football team finished with a record of 6-2, causing star players like running back Jacob Banes to gain varsity traction. Banes has been playing football since elementary school...

History teacher Adrian Goodwin instructs his class about the concept of progressivism. Just because its a season short and a school years long, theres always the opportunity to build relationships with kids, Goodwin said. If he has to choose one over the other, Goodwin said he would choose teaching over coaching, as it is more rewarding.

A Man of Many Helmets

Ethan Schulz, JI Reporter December 10, 2022

At the beginning of his career, Adrian Goodwin didn’t expect to be doing double duty as both a teacher and a football coach. However, coaching and teaching have their important moments for Goodwin. “For...

Varsity football players run a play Sept. 9 against Mehlville High School. “It felt great finally winning against Mehlville after years of losing,” Nadeem Jalali (12) said. Everyone has been looking forward to it for a year. The Tigers won 42-0.

2-0 Tigers

Grace Foley, Reporter September 9, 2022

For the first time in six seasons, the Oakville Tigers pulled out a win against the Mehlville Panthers on Sept. 2 at Mehlville High School. “It felt great finally winning against Mehlville after years...

Quarterback Jacobi Woods (12) loses the snap from center on this play late in the fourth quarter of Thursdays (Nov. 5) 21-14 loss to Parkway South. The Patriots recovered this fumble and scored the game-winning touchdown on the very next play.

Football Tigers come up short in mistake-filled game against Parkway South

Davin Smith, Sports Editor November 9, 2020

The varsity football Tigers came out of their “inflatable” helmet Thursday night (Nov. 5) and quickly grabbed momentum against the visiting Parkway South Patriots.  Looking for their first win...

Melina Rivera (11), Jordan Hahn (10), Kaitlyn Clark (11), Mallory Guentz (9), and Jenna Mueller (9) pose for a picture.

Cheer ‘warms up’ in Orlando

Jack Butchart, reporter January 22, 2020

OHS Cheerleaders spent some of their winter break with a trip to Florida, warm weather, and a college football game.  Five cheerleaders traveled to Orlando, Florida to perform a pre-game routine...

Jake Cracchiolo (12) rushing down the fields leading the Tigers to their first playoff win since 2014.

Tigers rush through Parkway South in first game of district playoffs

Davin Smith, Sports Editor November 2, 2019

The Tigers wasted no time letting out a season of frustration as they jumped out to a 6-0 lead on the opening kickoff, with Parkway South fumbling the ball and Kobe Foster (10) picking it up at taking...

Hunter Iffland(12) being sacked in the rivalry pink out game against the Mehlville Panthers

Tigers take 1-8 record into home playoff game against Parkway South

Davin Smith, Sports Editor October 30, 2019

The football tigers ended their regular season on Friday, Oct. 25 with a loss to the Mehlville Panthers 51-0, bringing their record to 1-8. They have lost eight straight games since a 3-0 win against Hazelwood...

Joey Rounds (11) attempts to catch the potential game tying touchdown in the final minute of the 2019 homecoming game.

Football can’t ‘catch’ a break

Davin Smith, Sports Editor October 24, 2019

The OHS Tigers put up a good fight during the Homecoming football game on Oct. 18. But the final OHS possession of the game put people in a frenzy. The Tigers, trailing the Northwest Lions 21-13, drove...

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