Heading into the fourth quarter Susan Moore trailed top ranked Clay County 14-7. The final stanza would prove unkind to the Bulldogs as Susan Moore's season ended with a 32-7 loss.
Zach Smith's career comes to a close on a night where he was 15 of 37 with a touchdown and two interceptions. Zach also rushed 13 times for 29 yards. Smith entered the game needing 195 yards total offense for the single season record and he ended the game with 185.
Smith finishes the season 205 for 328 passing for 62.5% with 34 touchdown passes and nine interceptions. Zach rushed 189 times for 1,480 yards and 23 touchdowns. In over 520 plays this season, Zach only turned the ball over 11 times. Smith owns the career record for total offense and will finish to Nickson in single season total offense with 4,439 yards as well as second with touchdowns in a season with 57.
In other action, Karlin Brown and Lincoln High School's run comes to an end as they fall to top ranked Nease High School 35-21.
The Trojans run to the state semi-finals was the best playoff run since 2001 when Lincoln won the State Championship.
While Zach and Karlin both came up one win shy of the chance to play for a State Championship, Mike Hunt got his chance at ring on Saturday when 13-1 Franklin County and 14-0 Nettleton did battle at at Jackson's Memorial Stadium.
Led be a tremendous defensive effort, Franklin County stifled the high powered Nettleton offense.
The 23-13 win gives Franklin County their first ever state title.
Mike joins fellow Bulldogs, Addison Lawrence and Ethan Stockett, as MSU commitments who won their respective state titles.
All MSU commitments have now concluded their seasons.