The Mayor’s Cup is back on the line Friday in Monroe City. The undefeated Panthers host arch rival Palmyra, who are 2-2 but undefeated in Clarence Cannon Conference play. Since its first awarding in 2003, Monroe City holds a 10-7 advantage. Monroe City coach David Kirby says the winning school of the Mayor’s Cup gets bragging rights for a year.
Monroe City enters the contest ranked second in Class 1 because its offense is averaging 45 points and almost 450 yards a game. Kirby says selfless football is the reason why they’re off to a 4-0 start.
While Monroe City has won four of the last five Mayor’s Cup games, Palmyra has won the last three meetings which includes two district playoff victories. After starting the year 0-2, Palmyra has clicked off back-to-back wins against Macon and Brookfield. Coach Kevin Miles says Collin Arch, Hayes Miller and Teagan Pope returning to the field has been pivotal.
Miles shares his keys to victory.
Palmyra overcame three deficits to win last year’s Mayor’s Cup 30-20. Friday’s coverage on KRES and centralmoinfo.com begins at 6:25pm. Scott Lunte and Austin Ward have the call.