The most storied high school football program in the state of Missouri, has hired an up-and-comer as its new head coach. Jefferson City High School has lured Ted LePage away from Blair Oaks High School, which is just outside of Jefferson City. In five seasons, LePage led Blair Oaks to a 38-13 mark, taking them to the 2004 Class 2 state championship. The Falcons were undefeated and ranked number one again this season, before falling to Montgomery County in the sectionals.

LePage, who is an alumni of Jefferson City Helias, was also offered the head coaching job there after Mike Jeffries was fired. LePage was an assistant for six years at Jefferson City, helping them to win three state titles.

Tony Grosso stepped down as head coach on November 11, after leading the Jays to a 4-6 season. They were 19-21 in his four-year tenure. The Jays, who have won Missouri-record 10 state championships, haven’t qualified for the post-season since 2001. That was Ron Cole’s final season there.