Celebration has been mixed with tears during this undefeated run to the Show-Me Bowl for head coach Curtis Jasper and Joplin. The week of the Eagles’ showdown with powerhouse neighbor Webb City a player died after practice. Coach Jasper said the 35-28 win was secondary….

Joplin will play top ranked DeSmet for the Class 6 State Championship Saturday at Faurot Field in Columbia. Coach Jasper takes a look at the matchup….

Coach Jasper twice led Westran to the Show-Me Bowl in 2010 and 2014. Jasper and Joplin will play DeSmet Saturday with kickoff at 3pm.