Moberly Spartans football coach Cody McDowell offers a way to pay tribute to Sam Richardson…..

Moberly administrator, educator, and coach Sam Richardson died Saturday, July 31st, after a short battle with COVID-19. Coach McDowell remembers a time when his assistant stepped up in his time of need…..

A celebration of life for 53-year old Sam Richardson will be Saturday, August 14, at 11:00 at the high school football field. Memorial visitation will be Friday, August 13, from 4-7:00 in the Moberly High School gym. Memorials may be made to the Sam Richardson Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of the Moberly Public School Foundation. Pathway Memorial Funeral Home in Moberly is in charge of arrangements.

(you can hear coach McDowell’s full tribute by going to the Magic City Sports Talk page at