Falcons fall to Lamar

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Levi Petersen ran for 254 yards and four touchdowns to lead Lamar to a 69-41 win over Blair Oaks in Missouri's Class 2 state championship game on Saturday.

Lamar (13-2) won its second successive title. It beat Lafayette County 49-19 in last year's championship contest.

Petersen, who finishes the season with 38 touchdowns, scored twice in 85 seconds in the fourth quarter to erase a 34-33 deficit. His 7-yard run with 9:46 remaining put Lamar in front for good 41-34.

Blair Oaks (13-2) was making its first title game appearance since 2007. It won championships in 2004 and 2006.