Southwood High School was the host location for a packed crowd Friday, as fans gathered to watch one of the most anticipated games in recent Southwood history. The Class 1A regional championship was played between No. 1 South Adams, and No. 3 Southwood, in a game that did not disappoint.

As the game began, it appeared as if it would be a defensive showdown, as sophomore Morgan Lloyd, got a huge third-down sack on South Adams’ first drive of the game. Southwood was unable to do anything on their first drive as well, leading to a punt. The defense continued to shine as both South Adams and Southwood were held to a three-and-out and forced to punt on their second drives of the game.

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