Joplin dominates Kirkwood to claim first Class 6 district title

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Joplin football claims their first Class 6 district title 49-14 over Kirkwood.

Entering tonight’s game the Eagles had a chance to make history by winning their first ever Class 6 district title. They accomplished that on the legs of Isaiah Davis.

Joplin’s defense stalled the Pioneers on their opening drive which led to two huge runs by Davis and the eventual opening score by Zach Westmoreland.

On Kirkwood’s next possession, Westmoreland would perfectly intercept Kirkwood’s Cooper Wise. Two plays later Isaiah Davis would shed three tackles to walk into the end zone to score the Eagles second score.

The Eagles would add another score to push their lead to 21-0, before Kirkwood would battle back and bring the game with in one score. Joplin answered though with under thirty seconds remaining in the half, Davis would pick up his third score on the night as the Eagles went up 28-14.

The second half would be the same formula for Joplin as Davis scored three more times on the ground. The junior running back would finish with 19 carries, 333 yards, and 6 rushing touchdowns.

Up next for Joplin will be another home game as they host Christian Brothers College High School on Saturday, November 17th at 1PM.

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