John Gates '21 was featured on stltoday.com on 11.14.18 as "Athlete of the Week" for his role in helping the Bomber soccer team win at state: "A sophomore forward, Gates had the game-winning goals in the Bombers’ Class 2 state semifinal and championship games to lead them to a state title, which was the program’s second in three seasons. In a 3-0 win over St. Charles West in the championship, Gates scored the game-winner just three minutes into the contest. Gates ran on to a pass from midfielder John Cordia and ripped a shot inside the left post. Gates also scored the lone goal in a 1-0 semifinal win over Monett. Gates, who scored goals in five of six postseason games, finished the season with 16 goals and nine assists. He also participates in basketball and track." In addition, Gates was also featured as "Prep Athlete of the Week" by the St. Louis American on 11.14.18, and in the American's video roundup of high school sports highlights on 11.17.18.