Carthage aims for first state championship

The Tigers will face Jackson Saturday night

The Carthage Tigers are in the state championship game for the first time in team history.

The Tigers will face the Jackson Indians in Columbia on Saturday night for the Class 5 state championship.

Carthage is 11-2 overall heading into this weekend’s title game, while the Indians are a perfect 13-0.

While Jackson is unbeated, the Tigers are also on a roll right now. They’ve won 8 straight games, including a 20-17 over undefeated Fort Zumwalt North last weekend.

This opportunity has been a long time coming for Carthage. After being knocked out in the semifinals in three of the last four years, they finally have their shot to finish the job.

“To be there three of the last four years and not make it through, and have another chance at it this year, it was just a relief for us,” says head coach Jon Guidie, “At the same time you can’t not be happy for these kids, their parents, this community and these coaches. They all just wanted it so badly and really earned that victory.”

The Tigers’ game against Jackson will begin at 7 PM Saturday night in Columbia.


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