The 8-man football state championship is coming back to Worth County for the first time since 2011.
The Tigers defeated Sacred Heart Saturday afternoon, 64-21, at the Plaster Sports Complex at Missouri State University in Springfield.
Worth County fell behind early, 15-6, but then rattled off four straight scores to go up 34-15 late in the second quarter.
The Grimlins added a touchdown right before the end of the half to make it 34-21.
In the second half, the Tigers put the game out of the reach on the back of the defense, which pitched a shutout and senior Tevin Cameron, who scored 7 total touchdowns (6 rushing, 1 passing), including four second-half scores.
The Tigers' state championship brings the program's total to 7: 1995, 98, 2000, 01, 07, 11, and 2017.
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