The Blair Oaks football players take a knee and watch as coaches and trainers circle Falcons quarterback Dylan Hair while waiting for an ambulance Friday in Mexico. Hair left after a hit to the head, and the Falcons lost 49-14.
The Blair Oaks football players load onto their bus after a 49-14 loss to Mexico in the Class 3 District 5 final Friday in Mexico. Blair Oaks families waited for the players to exit the locker room, many consoling their upset sons in the parking lot.
From left, seniors Daeye Miller, Lily Yager, Peyton Willer and Maya Miller celebrate the first field goal by Mexico in the first quarter on Friday at Mexico High School in Mexico, Mo. At the end of the district championship game, the student section stormed the field to celebrate the win against Blair Oaks with the Mexico football team.
Mexico High School running back, Michael White discusses the win over Blair Oaks High School on Friday at Mexico High School in Mexico, Mo. White had five touchdowns and two interceptions in the district championship game.
Jessica Furlong curls up with son Giovanni Bodo as they watch Hallsville in the Class 2 District 6 championship game Friday in Hallsville. Hallsville had gone undefeated this season before falling 42-30 to Bowling Green on Friday.
Tony Williams, right, who coached many of the Fayette players when they were young, hugs junior Haden Kelly, left, after the Falcons’ 46-6 victory over Sweet Springs in the Class 1 District 5 final Friday at Thomas S. Davis Memorial Field in Fayette. “They’re my boys,” he said, “I’m as excited as they are.”
Emotions ran high in district championship games Friday night. One undefeated team fell to another, and an injury sent shock waves through the stands. Hallsville fell to Bowling Green, while Mexico prevailed against Blair Oaks. Fayette continued to dominate with a win over Sweet Springs.
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