The high school football season is officially over after this past weekend, as 12 teams headed to the Edward Jones Dome to play for the six Class championships.
Both Camdenton and Eldon had their playoff hopes ended short of the mark, falling in the state quarterfinals, but both teams have to feel better about it now, as the two teams who knocked them out of contention were both contenders for the their respective championships.
Seneca managed to shut out Eldon in the state quarterfinal, and after winning their next game, they were in the championship game against Maryville.
Parkway Central, on the other hand, has knocked the Lakers out for two years in a row now, and managed to make their way to the Class 5 championship.
Both teams fell in their games this weekend, but for the Lakers and the Mustangs, this should at least say something about the quality of teams they played, if not speak volumes about the two local teams’ own talent in the 2013 season.
Here is a quick look at the six football championship games for this season’s Missouri high schools:
Class 6: Blue Springs wins Mo. Class 6 state championship
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ian Brown threw a pair of touchdown passes to Kaleb Prewett, helping Blue Springs repeat as Missouri Class 6 state champion with a 35-14 victory Friday over Columbia Rock Bridge.
Cobi Bissell also ran for two scores for the Wildcats (14-0), who won their fifth state title overall.
Brown finished with 165 yards on 11-of-18 passing, including the second-quarter scoring throws to Prewett covering 17 and 8 yards as Blue Springs rolled to a 21-0 lead.
Darrius Shepherd returned a punt 49 yards for the Blue Springs' opening score.
Rock Bridge (8-6) reached the title contest despite losing its final four regular-season games.
Logan Twehous threw for 100 yards and a touchdown for Rock Bridge, which finished with just 87 yards of total offense.
Class 5: Lee's Summit West wins Class 5 state title
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ryan Williams ran for 122 yards and three touchdowns to lead Lee's Summit West to a 51-14 win over Parkway Central in the Class 5 Missouri State High School Football Championships on Saturday.
The Titans rushed 41 times for 328 yards. The title was the third for Titans (13-1) and their second in four years.
After the Titans got out to a 14-0 lead, Williams took the suspense out of the game in the second quarter when he scored from 11 yards out and 35 yards out to give Lee's Summit West a 27-0 advantage. He had 11 carries on the day.
Parkway Central (13-2) broke the shutout on a 57-yard pass from Zack Lazenby to Notre Dame recruit Jonathan Bonner with 50 seconds left in the first half.
Class 4: Webb City wins fourth-straight Mo. state title
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Trey Parra rushed for 150 yards and three scores, leading lead Webb City to a 28-14 win Friday over Jefferson City Helias in the Missouri Class 4 state championship game.
Webb City (14-1) won its fourth consecutive title and a state-record 12th overall. Valle Catholic of Ste. Genevieve has won 11 titles and will play for the Class 1 championship Saturday.
Parra scored on runs of 1, 8 and 45 yards, and Kiante Hardin scored on a 16-yard, second-quarter run that put Webb City ahead to stay 14-7.
Webb City has won 59 of its last 60 games, having had a 46-game winning streak snapped in a 42-35 loss Sept. 6 to Har-Ber High of Springdale, Ark.
Garrett Buschjost rushed for 131 yards for Helias (12-3).
Class 3: Maryville wins Missouri Class 3 state championship
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Quarterback Trent Nally ran for three scores and passed for another as Maryville won its 30th game in a row and second straight Class 3 Missouri State High School Championship by defeating Seneca 50-28 Saturday at the Show-Me Bowl.
Nally passed for 96 and ran for 59 more for the Spoofhounds (15-0), who are a perfect 30-0 under Coach Matt Webb.
Quarterback Payton Rawlins went 18-for-30 for 309 yards and a touchdown for Seneca (11-4).
With his team leading 8-6, Nally scored his first touchdown on a 17-yard run with 54 seconds left in the first quarter. He scored again on a 6-yard run early in the second quarter, then hit Kevin McMahon on a 15-yard scoring strike with 2:41 left in the half to give Maryville a 30-6 halftime advantage.
Class 2: Lamar blanks Lawson for third state title in a row
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jared Beshore rushed for 212 yards and three touchdowns in leading Lamar to its third-straight state title, this time with a 42-0 win over Lawson.
As victors Friday in Missouri Class 2, Lamar (14-1) rushed for a state-record 518 yards, including Beshore's first-half scoring runs of 31, 75 and 41 yards.
Lamar also finished the season with a state-record 883 points as a team, which the National Federation of State High School Associations says is the third-highest total ever. North Carolina's Albemarle racked up 903 points in a 16-game schedule in 2001, and Texas' Refugio had 891 points in 2011.
Levi Petersen ran for 151 yards and one score for Lamar, which scored 60 points or more eight times this season.
Lawson (12-3) was making its third time game appearance.
Class 1: Valle Catholic wins Mo. Class 1 state championship
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nolan Wood completed nine of 10 passes for 284 yards and four scores as Valle Catholic won its 12th state title by defeating Marceline 41-0 in the Class 1 State Championship Game Saturday.
The 12 titles ties the Warriors (15-0) with Webb City for the most by any Missouri school. Webb City claimed its 12th crown by beating Helias 28-14 in the Class 4 game on Friday.
Connor Basler was Wood's favorite target, as he caught six balls for 156 yards and three scores.
Basler's 156 yards were more than Marceline (11-4) was able to muster. Valle Catholic held the Tigers to just 120 yards on 48 plays.
Wood gave the Warriors the lead when he ran it in from 7 yards out 3:34 into the contest. Basler caught the first of his three TD passes with 1:30 left in the first quarter.