By Cody Thorn
Listed below are some of the top standouts and performers from Week 15 in the Show-Me State:
Joel Beshore, QB, Lamar
He accounted for three total touchdowns, running for two and passing for another in the Class 2 championship game. He ran for 107 yards, one of two Tigers with more than 100 yards on the ground.
Clayton Bridges, NG, Adrian
Had four tackles and added three tackles for loss for Adrian in the Class 1 finals.
Marvin Burks Jr., RB/S, Cardinal Ritter
Came up big on both sides of the ball in leading the Lions to the Class 3 championship. He had 118 yards carrying the ball with four touchdowns, while adding nine tackles and 2 ½ tackles for loss.
Gage Busby, QB, East Buchanan
Helped the Bulldogs repeat as the Class 1 champions with a solid day passing. Was 14 for 19 through the air with 312 yards and three touchdowns.
Sam Cross, RB/LB, St. Dominic
He had six tackles and a forced fumble on defense against St. Mary's and also ran for 53 yards on offense.
Hayden Ecker, RB/CB, North Andrew
Got the lion’s share of the carries in the 8-man title game, running 32 times for 184 yards and had three touchdowns for the Cardinals. He also added 10 tackles on defense.
Daniel Fliflet, LB, Reeds Spring
Recorded a team-high nine tackles, while the junior added 1 ½ tackles for loss, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in the Class 3 finals.
Landon Gardner, QB/LB, Bishop LeBlond
Accounted for nearly 300 yards of total offense, running for 56 yards and a score and throwing for 216 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He also had 10 tackles.
Dylan Hair, QB, Blair Oaks
In the final game of his record-setting career, he guided the Falcons to its second state title in three seasons. He threw for 250 yards on one nine completions, but three of them were touchdowns. On the ground, he ran for 91 yards and two more touchdowns.
Chase Hendricks, WR, St. Mary’s
Had three total touchdowns to lead the Dragons to a second straight title. Hendricks had four catches – two scores – and 101 yards. He also returned a punt 67 yards for a touchdown.
Jude James, S, Francis Howell
Put up solid numbers from his safety spot with 11 tackles, one tackle for loss and forced a fumble in the Class 5 finals.
Brady Kerperin, LB, Blair Oaks
The junior was all over the field with 11 solo tackles, 10 assists and also had a team-high two tackles for loss in the Falcons’ win in the Class 2 title game.
Trevor Klein, RB/S, East Buchanan
Had a banner day for the Bulldogs with 130 yards and three scores on the ground, two catches and 60 yards with a touchdown catching the ball on offense. On defense, he had six tackles, two tackles for loss, one forced fumble, one interception and one sack.
Jacob Korell, WR/CB, Bishop LeBlond
The senior had 11 tackles on defense, second on the team behind Trey Icke’s 15, and added 11 catches for 102 yards and a touchdown for the Golden Eagles.
Braxton Linville, QB, North Andrew
He did his damage in the run game for the Cardinals, which won the 8-man title, 54-24 over Bishop LeBlond. He ran 26 times for 251 yards and scored four times.
Fredrick Moore, WR, Cardinal Ritter
After nearly scoring on a reception right before halftime, the senior standout scored a pair of touchdowns in the second half for the state champion Lions. The Michigan pledge finished with eight catches for 157 yards.
Ryver Peppers, RB, Fort Osage
In his debut at the state finals, the sophomore standout carried 24 times for 191 yards for the Indians, including an 80-yard touchdown run.
Jamal Roberts, RB, St. Mary’s
The University of Missouri pledge ran 10 times for 89 yards and scored twice on his future field as St. Mary’s won the Class 4 championship.
Adam Shipley, QB, Francis Howell
Accounted for five touchdowns to help the Vikings claim the state title. He threw two scores and 89 yards and ran for 245 yards and three touchdowns.
Roman Tillmon, SS, Fort Osage
The senior recorded a game-high 15 tackles for the Indians in the Class 5 finals.
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