The first Big 8 Conference football game of the season for Monett will be tomorrow night when the Cubs travel to Mt. Vernon to take on the Mountaineers.
Mt. Vernon, however, has already played three league games, going 1-2. Last week the Mountaineers lost 23-17 to Carl Junction.
Monett, which beat Eldon, 47-0, last week is 3-0 on the year and ranked #1 in the state in Class 3A by the Associated Press.
Last year the Cubs celebrated Homecoming with a 35-0 win over Mt. Vernon. The Mountaineers last beat Monett in 2006 by a score of 34-14.
Offensively, the Cubs will likely start Jesse Bremer, Ryan Cody and Spenser Witt as wide receivers, Chris Eimer, as slot back, Jacob Murphy and Beau Bounous as tackles, Jeff Craft at center, Jason Obermann and Ryne Johnson as guards, Tyler Green at quarterback and Christian Privett at runningback.
Defensively, Monett will probably start Jason Obermann and Beau Bounous at ends, Kyle Fellwock at nose guard, Ethan Davis, Tristen Homfeldt, Jacob Childress and Matt Schiffner as linebackers, Spenser Witt and Chris Eimer as cornerbacks and Marcus Enloe and Brandon Marion, as safeties.
Kick-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.