In Saturday night’s championship showdown at Edward Jones Dome, the Hawks got a 59-yard touchdown pass from Kerry Gibson to senior Maurice Scott with 7 minutes, 4 seconds to play and went on to a 25-20 victory over the Jaguars. The state title is the fourth for Central (12-2), which also won in 1972, 1985 and 1996. Blue Springs South, the Class 6 champion in 2006, finished 11-3.
Class 4, Webb City led 41-34 over Jefferson City Helias with two minutes left Saturday at the Edward Jones Dome. Helias, which had scored on four of its previous five possessions, had the ball with a chance to tie. But Webb City’s Seth Kelly intercepted Jay Shimmens’ pass, allowing Webb City (15-0 overall) to run out the clock.
Kolt Kiger’s 23-yard field goal, his first successful field goal on just his second attempt this season on the opening play of the fourth quarter proved to be the difference in Clark County’s 10-7 victory over Maryville in the Class 2 championship game Saturday afternoon at the Edward Jones Dome.