North Platte falls to unbeaten Marionville in Missouri HS football state championships

The unbeaten Marionville Comets shut out the North Platte Panthers 29-0 on Friday afternoon, winning the state championship for Missouri Class 1 high school football at Faurot Field in Columbia.

North Platte struggled in the Show-Me Bowl state finale at Mizzou’s Memorial Stadium in Columbia. But Marionville, which left no doubt in wrapping up a 14-0 campaign, did not.

Sophomore Marionville running back Cash Pomeroy rushed for a team-leading 117 yards, including a touchdown run of 67, and teammate Hugh Eaton scored twice for the Comets, who laid claim to their first state championship since 2003.

Winless in back-to-back seasons just two years ago, North Platte (12-2) had advanced to its first state title game since 1998 by beating Windsor 42-6 in the quarterfinals and Milan 54-34 in last week’s semifinals.

Marionville survived Portageville 17-14 in the quarters before hammering St. Vincent 38-7 in the semis.

Earlier Friday, the Central Rebels from Park Hills beat Seneca 48-34 for the Class 3 championship. And still to come later, in a game that was scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. Friday night, was the Class 5 state final between Cardinal Ritter and Republic.

Missouri football state championships



Christian Bros. College 35, Jackson 23

Liberty North 38, Oak Park 7

Rockhurst 38, Nixa 14

De Smet Jesuit 23, Columbia Rock Bridge 16


Liberty North 28, Rockhurst 27, OT

CBC 31, De Smet 28

State-title game, at Faurot Field in Columbia

Liberty North vs. CBC, 7 p.m. Saturday



Webb City 49, Grain Valley 35

Cardinal Ritter 68, Ft. Zumwalt North 14

Central (Cape Girardeau) 32, Eureka 29

Republic 28, Helias Catholic 21


Cardinal Ritter 52, Central 22

Republic 21, Webb City 20

State-title game, at Faurot Field in Columbia

Republic vs. Cardinal Ritter, 7 p.m. Friday



Hillsboro 48, Pacific 35

Lutheran North 70, Hannibal 61

Kearney 35, Nevada 0

Jefferson City 31, McDonald County 28


Kearney 42, Jefferson City 7

Hillsboro 34, Lutheran North 12

State-title game, at Faurot Field in Columbia

Kearney vs. Hillsboro, 11 a.m. Saturday



Seneca 56, Ava 8

Blair Oaks 47, Westminster Christian Academy 29

St. Pius X 42, Odessa 7

Central (Park Hills) 50, St. Francis Borgia 28


Seneca 41, St. Pius X 17

Central (Park Hills) 48, Blair Oaks 43

State-title game, at Faurot Field in Columbia

Central (Park Hills) 48, Seneca 34



Bowling Green 50, East Buchanan 22

Lamar 41, Lafayette County 7

Valle Catholic 47, Lift for Life Academy Charter 14

Fair Grove 27, Father Tolton Regional Catholic 13


Lamar 47, Bowling Green 16

Valle Catholic 51, Fair Grove 26

State-title game, at Faurot Field in Columbia

Lamar vs. Valle Catholic, 3 p.m. Saturday



Milan 13, Penney 12

North Platte 42, Windsor 6

St. Vincent 45, Crystal City 14

Marionville 17, Portageville 14


Marionville 38, St. Vincent 7

North Platte 54, Milan 34

State-title game, at Faurot Field in Columbia

Marionville 29, North Platte 0



South Holt 60, Plattsburg 58

Archie 82, Lockwood with Golden City 42

Braymer with Breckenridge 84, St. Paul Lutheran 51

Worth County w/NE Nodaway 70, Schuyler County 16


Worth County w/NE Nodaway 40, South Holt 14

Archie 88, Braymer with Breckenridge 20

State-title game, at Faurot Field in Columbia

Archie 40, Worth Co./NE Nodaway 26

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