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Lebanon falls to Webb City in state quarterfinals

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WEBB CITY — A historic season came to an end on Friday night for the Lebanon Yellowjackets as the Webb City Cardinals continued to prove their dominance in the high school football world with a 35-13 win at Cardinal Stadium in the Class 5 state quarterfinals.

It was the second-straight season the Cardinals have defeated the Yellowjackets in this round of the playoffs, but coming into the game, it felt like this matchup was different than last year.

In the first half, it was exactly that, but 21 unanswered points from Webb City in the second half proved to be the difference in the game.

Lebanon (10-2 overall) had a 4th and two from their 40-yard line, but junior Cade Muscia was stopped short and gave the Cardinals good field position on their first drive of the game. Just four plays later, the Cardinals got a 7-0 lead on a touchdown run from Dupree Jackson with 8:46 left in the first quarter.

The ‘Jackets’ offense responded in a big way, marching down the field on 16 plays, chewing up over seven minutes, and capitalizing on a 77-yard drive with a touchdown run from Muscia to tie the game.

For the complete article, see the Weekend edition of the Laclede County Record.

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