Eli Miller celebrates his 28-yard reception for a touchdown Friday here against Branson.

Second-seeded Cardinals start districts with a bye

Next game is Nov. 4 vs. Republic or Parkview

Like the Kansas City Chiefs, the Webb City Cardinals are on a bye week. 

They’re seeded second in the Class 5 District 6 tournament, waiting to find out Friday if they’ll be hosting No. 3 Republic or No. 6 Parkview in the semifinals on Nov. 4.

No. 4 Neosho and No. 5 Willard are playing this week to see which one advances to play No. 1 Carthage.

Webb City closed out the regular season at home last Friday with a 56-14 win over Branson.

After giving up a 72-yard touchdown run on the first play of the game, Webb City came back to lead 28-14 at the half and tacked on four more touchdowns in the second half.

Breckin Galardo (153) and Omari Jackson (100) both had 100-yard nights on the ground for the Cardinals. Jackson ran for three touchdowns, and Galardo ran for one.

The Cardinals’ second touchdown was a 28-yard pass from Landon Johnson to Eli Miller.

The most spectacular touchdown, though, was when Branson quarterback Luke McCormick’s pass attempt was knocked up in the air and caught by defensive lineman Lucas Ott, who ran it into the end zone.

Ethan Baird scored the last touchdown.

Leading tacklers for Webb City were Christian Brock, with 7; McQuade Eilenstein, with 6, along with Kaylor Darnell and Ott, both with 5.

Lucas Ott takes a unique interception to the house.

Landon Johnson gets a first down.

The annual halftime featuring the junior high and high school bands, along with the Redettes, was great except the fireworks show was canceled because of the wind and dry conditions.