No. 18 Webb City (Mo.) reaches final in hopes of sixth consecutive state title

No. 18 Webb City (Mo.) reaches final in hopes of sixth consecutive state title

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No. 18 Webb City (Mo.) reaches final in hopes of sixth consecutive state title

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Keaton Burroughs (Photo: Hernandez Martinez/Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader

Keaton Burroughs (Photo: Hernandez Martinez/Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader

No. 18 Webb City is heading back to the final in hopes of winning its sixth consecutive Missouri state title.

The Cardinals scored 21 unanswered points in the final quarter-and-a-half to break a 14-14 tie and down Central (Cape Girardeau)  35-14 on Saturday in a Class 4 state semifinal. Winners of 43 consecutive games, the Cardinals now head to the Edward Jones Dome on Friday for the title game.

Webb City (14-0) fumbled the ball for only the second time this season, and Central would capitalize a few plays later on a 1-yard TD run by quarterback Kway’Chon Chisom to tie the score at 14-14 with more than nine minutes left in the third quarter.

The Cardinals broke the deadlock on an 80-yard punt return by Nate Deadmond to take a 21-14 lead and then Hunter Vanlue scored on a 44-yard run with 1:05 left in the third quarter for a 28-14 edge.

Webb City dashed any comeback hopes on a 10-yard TD run by Keaton Burroughs in the fourth quarter.

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