Centralia held Lacrosse out of the end zone form the one yard line in the final minute of regulation, then went on to beat the Leopards 20-14 in overtime to win the 2-1A state championship Saturday at Lewis Field Stadium in Hays.
With the score tied at 14, senior Austin Webs completed an 80-yard halfback pass to junior Clayton Basgall with 53 seconds left. Centralia senior Michael Glatczak tackled Basgall at the Centralia six-yard line. Then, La Crosse senior quarterback Tayler Stull rushed around left end and was downed inches from the goal line. On the next play, Stull fumbled inside the Centralia 1-yard line, La Crosse’s sixth fumble in the game and the game went to overtime where Centralia eventually won the game.
Centralia won the second state football championship in school history and finished 10-3. La Crosse, playing in the first football state championship contest in program history, went 12-1.
State Championship Scoreboard
Class 2-1A @ Hays
Centralia (10-3) vs Lacrosse (12-1)
Class 3A @ Hutchinson
Conway Springs 49 (13-1) Silver Lake 7 (12-2)
Class 4A @ Salina
Rose Hill 21 (13-1) Eudora 0 (12-2) vs
Class 5A @ Emporia
Hutchinson 33 (11-2) BV-Stillwell 21 (11-2)
Class 6A @ Topeka
Olathe South 41 (12-1) vs Wichita Heights 37 (12-1)