The Rock Bridge Bruins couldn’t overcome a 28-0 start by Blue Springs, as the Wildcats successfully defended their Class 6 State Title with a 35-14 victory.
After the 28-0 start, in which two of the touchdowns came from special teams and off of a turnover, injuries took over the storyline. Blue Springs’ star running back Dalvin Warmack went down late in the second quarter with a leg injury, while Rock Bridge QB Logan Twehous suffered an injury in the third quarter.
Bruins Head Coach AJ Ofodile said after the game that the junior QB had broken his clavicle, after putting Rock Bridge on the board with a touchdown pass to Zach Reuter to close the first half. Rock Bridge came close in the third, when Hayden Johnson turned Xavier Hamilton’s interception into points to make it 28-14.
Cobi Bissell, playing in place of Warmack, responded with a 36-yard touchdown run on the ensuing drive to put the game out of reach.
Blue Springs wins its fifth championship, the fourth for Coach Kelly Donohoe in his 14 seasons as coach of the Wildcats.