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Jackson football and boys soccer teams hold state championship ring ceremonies

Jackson boys soccer players try on their Class 4 State Championship rings during Sunday's ceremony held at Jackson Junior High School. Photos by Jay Forness

On Sunday, the Jackson football and boys soccer programs held individual ceremonies at their respective fields to distribute personalized state championship rings and pullovers celebrating the 2020 fall season.

The Indians football team won their first-ever state title by finishing the season 14-0 after defeating Platte County 42-7 for the Class 5 State Championship.

Jackson’s boys soccer team went 19-3 overall and beat St. Dominic 1-0 in overtime of the Class 4 final to win its first state championship.

Jackson football senior Cael Welker shows off his Class 5 State Championship ring during Sunday’s ceremony at The Pit.

Jackson boys soccer head coach Zack Walton hands senior Jake Sauerbrunn his state championship ring during Sunday’s ceremony at JJHS.

One of the Jackson boys soccer players posing with his Class 4 State Championship ring during Sunday’s ceremony at JJHS.

Jackson football head coach Brent Eckley congratulates senior Bryce Norman at Sunday’s ceremony held at The Pit.

The Jackson boys soccer team poses in front of its home scoreboard during Sunday’s ceremony at JJHS.

The Jackson football team poses at the end of Sunday’s ceremony at The Pit.

Nick McNeal covers high school sports, college sports and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Cape Girardeau County for the past five years. He can be reached at cbjsports@socket. net.

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