Maplewood loses Class 2 state championship to Penney High

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The Associated Press

Posted on November 28, 2010 at 12:39 AM

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Trevor Dixon rushed for three touchdowns and 189 yards to lead Penney High to a 34-13 victory over Maplewood-Richmond Heights in the Missouri Class 2 state championship game.

Penney (15-0), which won the Class 1 championship last season, is the first school to win back-to-back titles in different classifications.

Maplewood (14-1) was making its first appearance in a state title game Saturday.

Penney jumped out to a 13-0 lead 4 minutes into the game. Maplewood rallied to tie the game on a 3-yard run by Austyn Ford with 8:45 left in the third quarter.

Dixon scored on a 1-yard run with 2:50 left in the third quarter to break the 13-13 tie after setting up the score with an 86-yard run. Penney then scored twice more in the final 3 minutes.

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