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.