Posted: Saturday, 24 November 2012 11:03AM

Live update: State football championships



St. Louis, Mo. (OzarksSportsZone.com)  -- Follow along with the action as Webb City (Class 4) and Lamar (Class 2) play for state titles today at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.

(Updates in order from newest to oldest)
Lamar vs. Blair Oaks
 
Fourth quarter

Lamar interception. 2:25 away from back-to-back state titles.

The records continue to fall. Most points by a team (69), most total points (110) and Lamar has racked up 3rd most yards (570) in Show-Me Bowl history.

Ethan Taffner TD run makes it 69-41 Lamar with 3:12 to play.

Blair Oaks scores on Castillo-Otto connection. PAT good. Lamar still leads 62-41 with 4:43 left.

Lamar is now in record territory for points in a game, total yards and points in a quarter. Petersen in the hunt for single-game rushing record in a state title game. WOW!!!

Lamar has broken the 60 point mark for the fifth time this post season. I think it's time to warm up the bus...

Once is good, twice is nice, Gartman with another interception, returns it 95 yards for the score. PAT good Lamar 62-34 with 5:23 left.

On 4th and 19 Castillo finds Maasen (again...) for a big gain. Jared Beshore runs him down and strips the ball, however it rolls out of bounds. Blair Oaks 1st and 10 at the 10.

Jade Morgan with the sack. Lamar is really flying around defensively.

That is Lamar's  31st takeaway of the season.

PAT good, Lamar leads 55-34 and they are feeling it. 7:32 remaining.

Lamar has a little more pep in its step defensively playing with a 2 touchdown cushion.  Cedric Gartman takes interception 33 yards for TD!

Adrian Levi Petersen scores again, this time from 3 yards out. PAT good. Lamar leads 48-34 with 8:21 left.

Petersen continues to shred the Falcons defense, another big gain down to the Falcon 12. Is his first name reallly Adrian?!

Note: Beshore and Petersen are both now over 2,000 yards rushing for the season. Also, that interception was Rice's first of the season.

Ensuing possesion Blair Oaks screen pass deflected and intercepted by Chad Rice. Lamar ball at Blair Oaks 32.

Lamar 1st and Goal at the 7. They go back to Petersen who powers in for his third score of the game. Beshore punches it in for 2. Lamar leads 41-34 with 9:46 left in the game.

Petersen follows that up with a 28 yard gain of his own, putting him over the 200 yard mark. 1st and 10 at the 18.

Big gain by Brett McDonald sets up Lamar at the Falcon 46.

Coming into the game both teams had averaged more than 50 points per game in the playoffs and there has been no shortage of offense today. Entering the fourth Lamar has racked up 396 yards of total offense including 179 and 112 by Petersen and Beshore rushing. Blair Oaks has tallied 355 with 224 coming through the air.

Third quarter

Lamar 1st and 10 at its own 14. After a couple of short runs, the Tigers face 3rd and 3 at its on 21.

First play to open the drive Derek Otto takes the pitch 69 yards for the TD. Conversion fails, Falcons lead 34-33 with 57 seconds left in the quarter.

Petersen with the keep again scores from 10 yards out, his second of the day. Conversion fails, Lamar leads 33-28 with 1:12 left in the quarter.

Tripp Tucker has taken this drive over. 2nd and 2 for the Tigers from the 12.

Lamar uses misdirection so well, fun to watch but tough to defend.

Petersen again with the keep, shedding a bevy of Falcon tacklers, he picks up the first.

Have to admire the toughness of Levi Petersen, he has taken some big shots but continues to run extremely hard.

Petersen keeps it on the QB draw picking up 17 of the 19. 4th and 2 from the Falcons 45. Timeout Lamar.

Lamar continues its slow start to the second half. 3rd and 19 at its on 38.

On 4th and 3 Castillo hits Otto for the first down. Very next play Eli Roberts punches it in from seven yards out. Hold on to your seats.... Blair Oaks 28, Lamar 27 7:07 left.

Blair Oaks driving after a big run by Derek Otto.

Lamar came out doing what it does best, running the football, but the Falcon defense comes up with a huge stop. Turnover on downs, Blair Oaks ball at its on 35.

HALFTIME

Blair Oaks passing offense 204 and the Lamar rushing attack 201 nearly nullified each other in the first half. I think whoever can come up with some balance offensively should take over in the second half.

 
Second quarter

Lamar 27, Blair Oaks 21

Blair Oaks turns it over on downs. Halftime.

Castillo to Maasen again to move the chains. 1st and 10 at the Lamar 28.

For the first time Lamar punts. Blair Oaks ball at the Tiger 46. 1:48 left in the half and no timeouts.

Lamar offense with a rare lack of success this drive. 4th and 6 at its own 28.

Tale of two style. Lamar's run versus the Blair Oaks passing attack...

Falcons respond with a 53 yard TD pass. PAT good. Lamar leads 27-21 with 2:29 left.

Blair Oaks calls a timeout, their first of the half. 3rd and 10 from its own 47 with 2:39 waiting on them.

Derek Otto takes the ensuing kickoff back to the Falcons 46. Blair Oaks really needing to respond here.

Lamar finally completes a pass.... 73 yards for a TD. Tripp Tucker to Beshore. PAT failed, Lamar leads 27-14 with 2:57 left in the half.

Lamar takes over at its own 33.

Derek Otto takes the pitch in four yards for a Blair Oaks score. Lamar leads 21-14 with 4:42 left in the quarter.

4th and 1,  Blair Oaks picks up the Tigers blitz and Castillo finds Mikel Drehle for the first down. The Falcons passing attack is picking up steam.

Blair Oaks start the drive at its own 41. The Falcons need a score before hald as the Tigers will start the third quarter with the ball.

On 4th and 4 Levi fakes the handoff and keeps it himself, 40 yards later Lamar is up 21-7. 7:33 remaining in the quarter.

Levi Petersen's great return sets up Lamar with 1st and 10 at Blair Oaks 46. Petersen down after the play, but appears to be okay.

Blair Oaks has found a weakness in this Lamar secondary. Daniel Castillo hits Ashton Maasen on a 40 yard bomb. PAT good, Lamar leads 14-7 with 9 minutes left in the quarter.

Lamar goes for it on 4th and 1. After a fumble, it is Blair Oaks ball on Lamar's 40.

The Tigers continue to build of those 131 first quarter rushing yards. Lamar has yet to attempt a pass.

After a nice return, Blair Oaks finding some success through the air on the Tigers defense. However the drive stalls at the 31. Turnover on downs, Lamar ball.

 
First quarter

Cole Spreights runs it in from 3 yards out. PAT good Lamar up 14-0 at the end of the first.

On 4th and inches Levi Petersen keeps it and takes it to the 12. Lamar knocking on the door again.

Beshore picks up another first down for Lamar. The Falcons are struggling with the size and physicality of both the offensive and defensive fronts of the Tigers.

Blair Oaks goes for it unsuccessfully on fourth down. Lamar ball at its own 40, 3:56 left in the first.

On 3rd and 16, a defensive pass interference call will keep the Blair Oaks drive alive.

Blair Oaks has a 60 yard TD run called back due to holding penalty. Falcons aren't off to a good start.
 
Lamar continues to run it right down the throat of the Falcon defense. Beshore ends the drive with a 14 yard TD run. PAT good Lamar leads 7-0.

Steady does of Brett McDonald and Jared Beshore has the Tigers driving into Blair Oaks territory.

After a nice opening kick return to their own 40, a bad snap sets back Blair Oaks forcing them to punt.
 
Webb City vs. Helias Catholic
Fourth quarter

FINAL: Webb City 49, Helias 14.

Trey Parra 20-yard touchdown run for Webb City makes it 49-14 with less than a minute to go.

Helias turns it over on downs at own 24. Webb City just 2:35 away from 11th state title.

About to score, Webb City fumbles and loses ball at the Helias 1. 3:39 remaining.

Crusaders drive and get 10-yard touchdown on pass from Porter to Hale Hentges. But, time running out. Webb City 42, Helias 14 with 6:09 remaining.

Webb City backups come in on offense. Crusaders block long field goal try by Easley. 8:17 left in fourth.

Third quarter

Webb City 42, Helias 7 after three quarters. Turbo clock pushing Cardinals closer to 11th state title.

Helias gets one first down, then punts. Webb City secondary has been doing great in coverage all game, and front line is getting pressure. Webb City 1st and 10 on own 43.
 
Cardinals go 83 yards and score on Cooper Smith's 1-yard run. Ho hum. Webb City 42, Helias 7 with 5:29 left in third quarter. Webb City recovered Johnson fumble on drive.

First-half recap

Webb City stats
Rushing: Johnson 6 carries, 100 yards, 1 TD. Roderique 5 carries, 90 yards, 3 TDs.
Passing: Roderique 4-for-6, 91 yards, 1 TD.

Helias stats
Rushing: Garrett Buschj 16 carries, 74 yards
Passing: Wyatt Porter 12-for-20, 82 yards, 1 TD.

Webb City 21 14---35
Helias 0 7---14

First quarter
Webb City – Roderique 38 run (Easley kick)
Webb City – Slaughter 53 catch from Roderique (Easley kick)
Webb City – Roderique 14 run (Easley kick)
Second quarter
Webb City – Roderique 22 run (Easley kick)
Webb City – Johnson 54 run (Easley kick)
Helias – Woodruff 3 catch from Porter (Distler kick)


Second quarter

Helias takes advantage of Webb City turnover, gets 3-yard touchdown pass from QB Wyatt Porter to Woodruff. 35-7 Webb City with 17 seconds left in second quarter.

Helias goes 3 and out, but Webb City commits first mistake of game by fumbling on first play of ensuing drive. Helias re-gains possession, starting 1st and 10 at Webb City 47.

Two plays into drive, Johnson jukes Helias defensive back clean and jaunts 54 yards into the endzone. Webb City 35, Helias 0. 4:21 left in quarter. Turbo clock about to begin.

Cardinals block 48-yard field goal try by Crusaders' Woodruff. Webb City starts drive 1st and 10 on own 46.

Webb City demolishing Helias. Roderique 22-yard touchdown run puts WCHS up 28-0, 8:48 left in second quarter. Cardinals kept drive alive after facing 2nd and 23 from own 37.

First quarter
A brutal first quarter is finally over for Helias, but not before another drive comes up empty and the Crusaders have to punt. Webb City to begin second quarter 1st and 10 on own 32.

After two nice runs of over 10 yards by Johnson, Webb City punches the ball into the endzone on Cooper Smith's sweep run to the left. But a holding penalty negates the score. On the very next play, Roderique keeps the ball on a pass rollout to the left, cuts back to the right side and gets the 14-yard touchdown run. Webb City 21, Helias 0 late first quarter.

Helias gets one first down, then punts on 4th and long. Cardinals getting pressure on Crusaders QB Wyatt Porter. Webb City ball 1st and 10 on Helias 36 after Phoenix Johnson gets facemasked on punt return. 3:27 remaining.

On the first play of the drive, Roderique goes playaction and finds tight end Kohl Slaughter down the middle of the field 53 yards for a touchdown. 14-0 Webb City, 5:20.

Helias goes 3 and out, Webb City takes over at own 47 leading 7-0 with 5:27 remaining in the quarter.

Starting the drive near midfield, Webb City QB John Roderique keeps an option veer to the right and goes 38 yards to the endzone. PAT by Alex Easley good, 7-0 Webb City with 7:27 left in the first quarter.
 
On the first drive of the game, Helias picks up one first down on a 20-yard completion to Anthony Woodruff. But the Crusaders' drive stalls at the Webb City 46 after the Cardinals hold on 4th and 2.

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