Disastrous fourth quarter dooms Falcons in defeat

Blair Oaks wide receiver Haydn Lock hauls in a reception along the sideline as Lamar defensive back Mark Bartlett makes the stop during Saturday’s Class 2 state title game at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.

Blair Oaks wide receiver Haydn Lock hauls in a reception along the sideline as Lamar defensive back Mark Bartlett makes the stop during Saturday’s Class 2 state title game at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. Photo by Kris Wilson.

ST. LOUIS — In a football game that featured 1,005 yards of total offense, it’s hard to imagine defense could have affected the result.

But with the outcome in doubt in the fourth quarter, that was exactly what happened in the Class 2 state championship game.

Needing to slow down the surging Blair Oaks Falcons, the Lamar Tigers came up with four fourth-quarter interceptions to spark them to a 69-41 win at the Edward Jones Dome.

The third quarter ended with the Falcons holding a 34-33 lead, but those turnovers helped the Tigers outscore them 36-7 in the final quarter.

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