For the first time ever, the 8-man MSHSAA Show-Me Bowl was played at Faurot Field in Columbia. The North Andrew Cardinals capped off their undefeated season with a 50-22 win over the Stanberry Bulldogs.
North Andrew took advantage of two first half turnovers by the Bulldogs including a 28 yard interception by Aidan DeLong for a pick six. That gave the Cardinals a 30-8 lead heading into half.
Deryk Goff rushed for 170 yards on 35 carries with two TDs for North Andrew as the Cardinals outgained the Bulldogs 284-206.
North Andrew finishes the season 13-0, with their third state championship in the last four years. Stanberry has won two of the last five championship games and finishes the season 11-3.
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Kirkwood quarterback and Southern Illinois commit Reece Goddard threw for 196 yards and three touchdowns on just nine completions. He also ran for 140 yards and added another score as the Pioneers topped Blue Springs 31-14. Kirkwood racked up 438 yards of offense.
Goddard passed Jeremy Maclin for most career points scored at Kirkwood.
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Only one semifinal game was played Friday night and that was in Class 5. Staley was up 31-14 at the half and Vianney rallied to win 34-31. They were stopped four times at the Staley one with a chance to put the game away, but Staley took over with just over a minute to play. With the help of two, 15 yard penalties the Falcons were able to take one last crack at the endzone from the Vianney 23, but a pass to the endzone fell incomplete. The Griffons come away with the huge comeback victory.
The Class 1-5 championships will be played next weekend on the campus of Missouri State in Springfield.