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RETIREE SPOTLIGHT: COACH TOM BEAUCHAMP
Since 1995, Tom Beauchamp (Science Department) has been teaching at Lindbergh High School. Although it is sad to say, the 2011-2012 school year will be his final. Beauchamp, or “Coach Beau” as many call him, is retiring from Lindbergh, but will still be teaching two classes and coaching football. Lindbergh will certainly miss Coach Beau and everything he has taught along the way.
“The thing I’ll miss most about this school is watching kids become sponges and watching them truly enjoy what they’re learning,” said Beauchamp.
Beauchamp believes that he learns everyday from students. It’s not just a one way teaching experience.
“Everyday kids teach me to stay young and have fun. They remind me that it’s not all about academics, it’s about life,” said Beauchamp.
Relationships that Beauchamp has built over his years at Lindbergh are extremely important to him.
“[In football] it amazes me so much how hard kids will work, how smart they are, and in general how they grow to be men, it’s really been great,” said Beauchamp.
Beauchamp also loves the relationships he has developed with fellow teachers, such as Tom Humphries (Science Department).
“Mr. Humphries may be able to outrun me in case of a zombie apocalypse, but he wouldn’t be able to outrun my lasso,” said Beauchamp of his relationship with Humphries.
Although leaving Lindbergh will be hard for Beauchamp, he leaves with the hope that his students will remember one idea:
“Carpe Diem, seize the day. You can never get back time, after it’s gone, it’s gone forever. Enjoy life to the fullest and have fun with everything you do. Life shouldn’t always be serious.”
Lindbergh High School Athletes Sign Letter of Intent
Six senior football Flyers from Lindbergh High School have signed letters of intent to play at the college level in 2012-13.
Here is an in-depth look at each player:
Blake Beauchamp – Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
All-conference second team wide receiver Blake Beauchamp’s best sports memory as a Flyer is going 10-0 for the season during his sophomore year. In addition to football, which he has played for seven years, he is a recipient of the Renaissance Gold Award and a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Blake, son of Tom and Kelly Beauchamp, will play for the Bulldogs at Drake University, under the direction of Coach Chris Creighton.
Sam Rohr – Quincy University, Quincy, Ill.
Sam Rohr, son of Ann and Steve Rohr, has played football for seven years. He was recently named to the Missouri Coaches All-State Team as second team offensive line, and earlier this year was named to the first team offensive line for All-Conference. Sam’s personal highlight as a Flyer was reaching the quarterfinals his junior year. In addition to football, he is a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Link Crew, and is a Renaissance award winner. Sam will play college ball for the Hawks, under the direction of Coach Tom Pajic.
Peter Simpson – Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Mo.
Quarterback Peter Simpson, son of Ellen and Dave Simpson, reached the state quarterfinals during his junior year as a Flyer and was named to the 2011 All-Conference second team. In addition, he had perfect attendance during six of his eight high school semesters, earned Renaissance awards all four years, and is a member of Student Council. At Missouri S&T, he will play as a Miner for Coach David Brown.
Christopher Kew – Lindenwood University-Belleville, Belleville, Ill.
Linebacker Christopher Kew was named to All-Conference first team this year, and Missouri Coaches All-State second team. Christopher, son of Kerry and David Kew, has played football for four years and is an L-Club leader. The highlight of his high school career was setting the school record for most solo tackles in a game, with 14. Kew will join the Lynx and play for Defensive Coordinator Marcus Klund.
Connor Jones – Lindenwood University-Belleville, Belleville, Ill.
Linebacker Connor Jones, son of Randy and Robyn Jones, has played football for eight years and most recently earned All-Conference honorable mention. Connor’s most memorable moment as a Flyer was going 10-0 during his sophomore year. He is a Renaissance Gold Award winner. Connor will join the Lynx at Lindenwood-Belleville under the direction of Head Coach Jeff Fisher.
Ryan Woodland – Lindenwood University-Belleville, Belleville, Ill.
Defensive back Ryan Woodland earned All-Conference honorable mention during his senior year and eighth year playing football. Ryan, son of Donna Woodland, is a Renaissance award winner, and his favorite high school sports memory is going 10-0 as a sophomore. Ryan will join the Lynx at Lindenwood-Belleville under the direction of Head Coach Jeff Fisher.
Coach Beauchamp with his "Seniors" on Signing Day
(From left; Sam Rohr - Quincy University, Peter Simpson - Missouri S & T, Chris Kew - Lindenwood-Belleville, Ryan Woodland - Lindenwood-Belleville, Connor Jones - Lindenwood-Belleville, and Blake Beauchamp - Drake University)
Seniors on Signing Day... Congrats!
(Left to right; Chris Kew, Sam Rohr, Peter Simpson, Blake Beauchamp, Connor Jones, and Ryan Woodland)
NEW HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SYSTEM
MSHSAA Announces New Football Playoff Format and Seeding Information
Nine-game regular season and eight-team districts highlight new format.
Columbia, Mo.- At its April Board Meeting, the Missouri State High School Activities Association Board of Directors unanimously voted for a new football
playoff format for the 2012 football season.
The new format will create a nine-game regular season with schools scheduling all nine of these games. The 10th week will be the beginning of the District Championships.
Teams will be placed into districts comprised of eight teams and seeded by a point system over the nine-game regular season. The third game of the championship series
would be the district championship game, eight district champions and eight district runner-ups being crowned.
The district champions would then advance to the quarterfinals of the state series. There shall be two districts in 8-Man, four districts in Class 6, and eight districts each
in Classes 1-5. Schools are grouped in districts based on geographical location. Classes 1-4 and Class 6 will consist of eight teams. Class 5 and 8-man will be based on
the number of teams in the region and the higher-seeded teams (1-2) will get byes in the district tournament if necessary.
This format would more closely resemble the district championships in all of our other team sports. If the current start date is kept in place, the playoff games will still
follow the Wednesday-Monday-Saturday format.
Another unique nuance to this format is the financial split of the Week 10 game. Because each school will only have the ability to schedule games one through nine,
its schedule may be five home and four away games or four home and five away games. In Week 10 the higher seed will host the game
(#1 seed would host #8 seed, #2 seed would host #7 seed, etc.). To make Week 10 financially equitable to all schools, the gate receipts (minus expenses)
will be split 60/40, with the host team receiving 60% of the gate and the visiting team receiving 40% of the gate.
The classification process will remain the same, with the largest 32 schools based on enrollment figures will be in Class 6. Class 1 will consist of the
smallest 64 schools, the next 64 schools will make up Class 2, the next 64 will make up Class 3 and the next 64 will make up Class 4. The remaining
schools will comprise Class 5, which were 51 during the 2010 season.
2012 Football Playoffs (Nine-Game Regular Season)
Week 10 District Playoffs
1.Registration: All schools that have indicated participation in the state football series will be assigned to a district.
Schools will be assigned to districts for a two-year basis.
2.Classification: A school's classification will be determined by its co-ed enrollment in grades 9-12 as of the fourth
Wednesday in September for public schools. For private and parochial schools, the official enrollment will be as of October 1.
The enrollment for all boys’ schools shall be doubled for classification purposes; the enrollment for all non-public schools and charter schools (2012)
shall be multiplied by 1.35 for classification purposes.
The classification for playoffs shall be determined as follows:
a. 8-Man Football: Schools shall be in one class; only schools with enrollments of 200 or less may participate in 8-Man football.
b. 11-Man Football: Schools will be divided into six classes; this started with the 2002 season.
c. By enrollment:
i. The largest 32 schools shall be in Class 6
ii. The smallest 64 schools are placed in Class 1
iii. The next 64 schools are placed in Class 2
iv. The next 64 schools are placed in Class 3
v. The next 64 schools are placed in Class 4
vi. The remaining schools are placed in Class 5
Note: If two or more schools of identical enrollment fall at a class breaking point, they shall be assigned to a class using the previous year's
enrollment. If more than 320 schools register for football, Class 5 becomes the catch-all class. In 2010 there were 339 schools registered
for 11-man football, thus Class 5 had 51 schools in it.
3. Number of Districts: There shall be two districts in 8-Man, four districts in Class 6, and eight districts each in Classes 1-5.
4. District Assignment Procedure: Schools are grouped in districts based on geographical location. Classes 1-4 and Class 6 will consist
of eight teams. Class 5 and 8-man will be based on the number of teams in the region and the higher-seeded teams (1-2) will get byes in the
district tournament if necessary. 8-man will have play-in games to the district tournament. Each team in the district will be seeded after week
nine using the point system described in this manual.
5. Minimum Games: A team shall have scheduled at least half (five) of the number of contests permitted (nine) to be eligible for participation
in the playoffs (By-Law 312).
6. Individual Minimum: In part, By-Law 312 indicates: "No individual student shall be entered who has not represented his or her school in
interscholastic competition in that sport during the season.” In football, this means a player must have played in at least one regular season
contest (game playing Weeks 1 through 9) before the district contest.
7. Regular Season: Teams will schedule Weeks 1 through 9. Weeks 1 through 9 will be used to calculate the points earned for seeding
purposes only. (This manual will outline the point system.)
8. District Games Committee: Each district will assign a local Athletic Director to serve for the two-year cycle as the District Chairman.
Each district will assign two Athletic Directors to serve on the games committee for the two-year cycle.
9. District Officials: It is the responsibility of the District Games Committee to hire officials for the first round of the districts (Week 10).
In Classes 1-4 and Class 6, this would be four crews. The crews would be assigned after Week 9 to the games with the least amount of conflict.
In Class 5 and 8-man, the committee would hire two or three crews, depending on their bracket. After Week 10, all officials will be
assigned by the MSHSAA office. The MSHSAA office will work with a committee of Athletic Directors during the summer of 2011 to put in
place a football draft similar to Basketball for selection of week ten officials.
10. Week 10 Gate Receipts: Because each school will only have the ability to schedule games one through nine, your schedule may be five home
and four away games or four home and five away games. In Week 10 the higher seed will host the game (#1 seed would host #8 seed, #2 seed
would host #7 seed, etc.). To make Week 10 financially equitable to all schools, the gate receipts (less expenses) will be split 60/40, with the
host team receiving 60% of the gate and the visiting team receiving 40% of the gate. District admission will be $5.00
11. Week 10 First Round of Districts: The higher seeded team will host the contest at 7:00 p.m. on Friday night in Classes 1-5. Game
may be played on Thursday but must be mutually agreed upon by both schools, if an agreement cannot be made the game will be played on Friday.
No Contests shall be played on Saturday, with the exception of weather-related issues. Class 6 may host on Friday at 7:00 p.m. or Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
If two teams share a local field and both teams qualify as a host team, the higher-seeded team will have the first option of hosting the game on their field.
The lower-seeded host team will have 24 hours to secure a different field; if they do not, the visitor team will have the option to host.
12. District Seeding Procedures:
a. Points for a Win/Loss or Tie
i. 20 points for a win
ii. 10 points for a loss
iii. 15 points for an overtime loss
Add up the total points and divide by the number of games played.
b. Points for Playing Up or Down a Class
i. 10 points CREDIT for each class you play up (i.e., a Class 1 team plays a Class 3 team: 20 points). Divided by the number of games you played.
ii. There are no points taken away for playing down.
c. Points for Strength of Schedule
i. Points from opponent’s schedule by taking the sum of the win/loss record from each team you have played times the points for a win and loss,
10,20 minus your contribution to the opponents record, divided by the total number of games played minus the number of games you played. (Your records is 5W/4L)
Team A: 5W/4L =5x20 + 4x10=140
Team B: 7W/2L = 7x20 + 2x10=160
Team C: 3W/6L = 3x20 + 6x10=120
Team D: 4W/5L = 4X20 + 5x10=130
Team E: 4W/5L = 4X20 + 5x10=130
Team F: 7W/2L = 7x20 + 2x10=160
Team G: 3W/6L = 3x20 + 6x10=120
Team H: 2W/7L =2x20 + 7x10=110
Team I: 1W/8L = 1x20 + 8x10=100
Total games 81 Total points 1170
Minus the games you played 9
Minus the points you contributed 5x10 + 4x20 =130
d. +/- 13 pts for the Score of the game
i. You will calculate the point differential for each game played not to exceed +13 or-13. You will add the total points together and divide
by the total number of games played.
e. Calculating Your Points: Add all the points from the four categories above (a-d). Rank the points in order (highest to lowest) and the
corresponding seed (highest to lowest, i.e., 1-8). See example from 2010 below:
Ft Zumwalt vs Lindbergh
Sep 14, 2011
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Class of 2011 Seniors College Signing Day
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