The Carthage Tigers’ 2020 football campaign has come to an end. The Tigers’ normally reliable offense sputtered in a 42-21 defeat by rival Webb City at David Haffner Stadium on Friday night.
Carthage ends the season at 9-1. The loss snapped Carthage’s 18-game win streak and put an end to the Tigers’ hopes of repeating as state champion.
“You never have words, you don’t prepare anything for something like that,” Carthage coach Jon Guidie said. “You just want them to know that we’re still proud of them and that we love them and we’re going to be here for them if they need anything. The result tonight, that doesn’t dictate who they are as people or who they’re going to become as people.”
Carthage finished with 325 yards on 62 plays, 202 rushing and 123 passing.
The Tigers had five penalties and two costly turnovers. Senior quarterback Patrick Carlton ran 26 times for 126 yards in his prep finale.