It was a tremendous season for high school football in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
A highly successful 2018 season in St. Louis culminated with a historic showing at the annual Show-Me Bowl, where four St. Louis teams brought home state championships. It was the first time that it has happened in the history of the Show-Me Bowl.
The St. Louis area swept every state championship from Class 3 up to Class 6 as Trinity won the Class 3 state championship for the first time in school history. Ladue won the Class 4 state title, which was also its first in school history. Vianney took home the Class 5 state title for the second time in three years and CBC won the Class 6 state championship for the third time in four years.
Adding to the dominance of St. Louis was Cardinal Ritter and MICDS, which took home state runner-up trophies in Class 3 and Class 4, respectively as they participated in all-St. Louis state championship games.
In the Class 3 championship game, Trinity defeated Cardinal Ritter 45-19 in an all St. Louis final. Ladue defeated MICDS 48-11 to win the Class 4 championship in the battle of Warson Road. Vianney made it a clean sweep for St. Louis with a 28-14 victory over Fort Osage. The Golden Griffins trailed 14-0 at halftime, but stormed back with 28 unanswered points to take the championship.
Top Show-Me Bowl Individual Performers
*Kyren Williams of Vianney concluded a spectacular career by rushing for a state record 289 yards on 26 carries and one touchdown on a 71-yard sprint in the second half. Williams finished the season with 2,035 yards rushing, 727 yards receiving and 40 touchdowns.
*Senior Percy Mitchell of Vianney rushed for 190 yards and scored three touchdowns in the state finals. Mitchell finished the season with 1,849 yards rushing and 23 touchdowns.
*Senior Marcus Washington of Trinity had three receptions for 104 yards and three touchdowns in the victory over Cardinal Ritter.
*Running back Reggie Love of Trinity rushed for 203 yards on 19 carries and one touchdown in the victory over Cardinal Ritter.
*Quarterback Isaiah Williams of Trinity passed for 175 yards and four touchdowns in the victory over Cardinal Ritter.
*Senior Jameson Williams of Cardinal Ritter closed out his great football career with six receptions for 140 yards and a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Trinity.
*Senior Andrew Hunt of Ladue rushed for 154 yards on 26 carries and scored two touchdowns, plus added an interception, in the victory over MICDS.
*Quarterback Henry McIntosh of Ladue threw for 190 yards and three touchdowns in the victory over MICDS.