This rivalry started in 1975 when Oakville opened as the new school in the district and is now a tradition in South County sports. Mehlville leads the series 21-13-1. There is no love lost between the two schools. The weather was terrible as it rained all night which really deterred the fans. Nevertheless, there was a decent crowd in attendance and those who were there made their presence known.
Kyle is a captain and 3 year letterman in football. He is also captain and 4 year letterman in wrestling. He is ranked #1 in his class with a 4.37 GPA. He is an officer in the National Honor Society, Senior Executive Committee and Student Council. Kyle is also a character captain and Mentor at Mehlville and serves on the steering committee for Special Olympics.
Marcus is 2 year letterman on the Varsity football team. Marcus has been on the honor roll each year in high school. He plans to attend the St. Louis College of Pharmacy to pursue a degree in Pharmacy.
Keon led Mehlville to a State Championship his junior year. He went on to play college football at Middle Tennessee State University. He was signed as a NFL free agent by the Tennessee Titans in 2006. He now plays for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian football league. He was named a West Division All-Star in 2011 and 2012 and voted by his teammates winner of the President’s ring. He is ranked 2nd All-Time in career interceptions returned for a touchdown for the Stampeders and has been named Defensive “Player of the Week” several times.
Ken played in the very 1st game of the Oakville/Mehlville rivalry in September of 1975 almost 40 years ago. He played Tailback and Free Safety. He was 1st team Suburban South; voted best running back and best receiver. Ken played Division 1 College Football at The US Naval Academy in Annapolis (NAVY). He was on the team in 1978 that beat BYU 23-16 in the first Holiday Bowl Game in San Diego. Navy was ranked 17th in the nation in the final UPI Top 20 Rankings that year. Ken started the “feeder team” middle-school program in 1999 and retired after 10 years of dedication to the program. He was elected to the Mehlville School Board for 3 years total; (1 year as President and earned Master Board Certification from the MSBA). Currently Ken serves as a volunteer US Naval Academy Information Officer interviewing USNA Candidates (for the past twelve years).