Record-setting day leads Mound City to second-straight state championship
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Mound City football team set a Missouri high school state championship points record and won their second consecutive state title Saturday, 82-46, over Southwest Livingston in the "Eight-Man Show-Me Bowl" at Faurot Field in Columbia.
The Panthers state championship records in first downs (21), touchdowns (11) and yards (485) to help them claim their eighth state title. They didn't throw one pass.
Dylan George rushed for a game-high 223 yards and four scores. TJ Hopkins added 139 yards and three touchdowns. Landon Poppa rushed for four touchdowns in the first half and finished with 129 yards on the ground.
Poppa also had 14.5 tackles in helping Mound City hold Southwest Livingston's 3,000-yard rusher, Mack Anderson, to 168 yards on 33 carries.
The Panthers first won a state championship in 1999. That team was honored on the field before kickoff on Saturday.
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