- Associated Press - Friday, November 25, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Joe Bowers ran for 170 yards and a touchdown and Morgan Selemaea added 113 yards and another score as Harrisonville beat Kearney 21-14 on Friday night for the Missouri 4A state championship.

Brandon Eickhorst also threw a touchdown pass for the Wildcats (12-3), who led 21-0 at halftime before Kearney (13-2) scored a touchdown in the third quarter and another with 3:49 left in the game.

Harrisonville got the ball back and picked up three first downs to seal the win.

The Wildcats, who endured a three-game losing streak in September, won their first state title since capturing three straight from 2005-07.

Anthony Pritzel threw for 167 yards and rushed for 111 and two touchdowns to lead Kearney, which was going for its second straight state championship.

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