Miege beats Goddard for fifth straight Class 4A title
The Bishop Miege Stags added a fifth straight
Class 4A football championship to their trophy case Saturday with a 69-31 defeat of Goddard.
Miege has now won eight state titles overall.
“It means a lot to us. It’s hard to do each year, especially when there’s a target on your back and everybody expects you to do it,” Miege coach Jon Holmes said.
Miege hit the ground running. After Goddard fumbled on the kickoff, the Stags scored the first touchdown of the game on their ensuing possession.
The Stags built their first-quarter lead to 28-0. Goddard got half of that back on a pair of touchdowns, including a contested pass to receiver
Jake Shope that he was able to corral for six points.
But the Stags were unstoppable. By halftime, Miege had a 49-24 lead. And they scored on their first possession of the second half, too.
Although the outcome was not what Goddard coach Tommy Beason wanted, he’s hopeful his team will view Saturday as a learning experience.