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Tanner’s field goal gives Jays win over top-ranked Hawklets

Jefferson City’s Jack Young recovers a muffed punt during Friday’s game with Rockhurst at Adkins Stadium.

Jefferson City’s Jack Young recovers a muffed punt during Friday’s game with Rockhurst at Adkins Stadium. Photo by Stephen Brooks.

Ryan Tanner got the second opportunity most kickers don’t get. After barely missing a kick wide left at the end of regulation that would have given the Jays a 26-23 win, the senior stepped up in the second overtime.

This time the kick sailed through the uprights and gave Jefferson City a 33-30 double overtime win against top-ranked Rockhurst.

“I just didn’t want to miss again,” Tanner said.

The kick gave Jefferson City its first win against the Hawklets since 1999, a string of 12 straight losses.

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  • For more sports photos online, see our photo gallery.
  • For more weekend scores online, see Missouri high school football scores for Oct. 7, 2011.

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