Titans break Statesmen’s 2-year winning streak

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Coach Cliff Ice consoles the Statesmen about losing State to Lee’s Summit West on Friday Nov. 26, in the Edward Jones Dome. (Photo by Felisha Smith)

Felisha Smith
Business Manager

After going two years un-defeated, the Statesmen lost to Lee’s Summit West.
With a 44-21 defeat in the Class 5 State tournament on Nov. 26, in the Edward Jones Dome, Statesmen lost their first game since October 2008 to Chaminade ending a 27-game winning streak.

“I am proud of my team; we didn’t win but we had a great season. We are warriors,” said senior Jason Meehan.

Lee’s Summit West were State champions in 2007 in the Class 4 title, where they defeated Parkway Central. They were second in the regular final season in Class 5 rankings. 

In the first quarter, Statesmen scored seven points in a 13-play that covered 77 yards and ended with a third-down pass from Marquis Clemons to A.J. Farrar, who then ran the ball for a 13-yard touch down.

After that Lee’s Summit West scored 24 points in the second quarter and a touchdown in the beginning of the third quarter to take a 31-7 lead. 

The Statesmen tried to catch-up with 40 yards rushing to 193 total yards of offense in the second half, and Webster scored again in the third quarter with a touchdown pass from Clemons to Meehan leaving Webster behind 31-14 in the third quarter, but Lee’s Summit West’s Senior Quarterback Luke Knott scored a 51-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Webster fans began to leave in the third quarter.

“We are a great team full of great player; I didn’t have the team prepared. I blame myself. We had a great two-year run,” said Coach Cliff Ice 

Statesmen Junior Varsity won at the Turkey Day game with the score of 14-12 and brought the Frisco Bell home to Webster.

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