1988 Class 2 Show Me Bowl
Lexington 17, St Louis John Burroughs 14
 

    This is the original recording of the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 2A 1988 Show-Me Bowl between the Lexington Minutemen and the St Louis John Burroughs Bombers, originally broadcast live on what was then known as KCAC Radio in Lexington, MO 107.3 FM
     These recordings were stored on cassette tapes for 29 years before being turned into a digital format. The original broadcast was through a land-line (this WAS 1988!). The equipment was simple, a rotary dial up phone, a small mic mixer and two headsets, one new and one very old. After the initial phone call to establish service, there was no way for the announcers and the person back in the studio to communicate.
     This game and the broadcast was filled with problems. Our location was in the old press box on the campus of what was then Southwest Missouri State University field (Now Missouri State University). The Lexington fans were right in front of us and extremely loud. Due to that, you can not understand our first touchdown call due to the crowd noise
      A torrential rain storm with lightening and thunder halted the game for more than 30 minutes in the second quarter. Unknown to us, the announcers, the storm knocked out our phone line so we missed the second touchdown by Lexington.
      Service was finally re-established but we lost the phone connection several times the rest of the game.
      This was my (Randy Dean) first year in sports and my "expert commentary" was far from expert.
      Despite all these problems, it was a heck of a game and here it is in the entirety, including the original commercials. Left click your mouse to listen, or right click your mouse and download the game free of charge. I  hope you enjoy!
 

<Pregame Show & Lexington Coach Gil Rector Interview>

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