by: Scott McCaulley
State High School Football Championships wrapped up over the weekend with a couple of Central Ozark Conference Schools taking home titles in Missouri with the school that knocked Harrison out of the 5A Arkansas Playoffs ending up taking home the Championship.
The COC winners came from opposite situations as Webb City continued its High School Football Dominance claiming its 15th State Championship in a 48-0 Friday win over Platte County in the Class 4 Title Game in Columbia while on Saturday Carthage, making their first ever State Title appearance, claimed the Class 5 Championship with a 27-21 overtime win over Jackson.
Two other Southwest Missouri teams left Columbia this past weekend with second place finishes with Ava and Cassville taking second in Classes 2 and 3 respectively. In addition, Joplin, also from the COC, finished second in Class 6 the previous weekend.
In Arkansas, Pulaski Academy, who left Harrison with a 28-21 win over the Goblins in the 5A Quarterfinals two weeks ago, rolled from there getting a win over Morrilton in last week’s semifinal before rolling by Little Rock Christian Academy in the State Title Game 63-21 Saturday in the title game in Little Rock, avenging a loss earlier in the season.