Gorillas face Missouri Western squad in season opener Jake Faber | Sports Editor The first game the Gorillas are slated to play this season will be a rematch of their MIAA TV debut least season against the Missouri Western Griffons, where they were throttled 42-25 on the road. The Gorillas will once again face the Griffons on their home turf inside Spratt Stadium in St. Joseph, Mo., and even with a lopsided score last season, Western’s head coach Jerry Partridge isn’t quick to discount the Gorillas. “Tim Beck might only be in his second year as head coach, but his influence is all over that place,” Partridge said. “He’s a tremendous coach, and he certainly…