Title Contests

Have you ever wondered how many times a Kirkwood and Webster football game determined a championship?

Last Saturday was a wonderful celebration of Kirkwood football and their great accomplishments of an undefeated season and its first Missouri state title in 114 football seasons.  Because Kirkwood had to defeat Webster in the Class 5 Division 2 championship to reach this successful pinnacle, it comes to mind how many titles might have been determined by a Kirkwood and Webster contest in years past. 

In 103 football contests, from 1898 to 2012, between Kirkwood and Webster, fourteen of their contests have determined championship titles – the November 5, 2012 game for the first time representing two.  To date, the following contests have determined the following championships:


Date                Winner            Title

1908-11-12      Kirkwood        County League Champion

1909-10-30      Webster         County League Champion

1910-11-12      Webster         County League Champion

1912-11-22      Webster         County League Champion

1913-11-27      Kirkwood        County League Champion

1915-11-19      Webster         County League Champion

1916-11-04      Webster         County League Champion

1917-11-24      Webster         County League Champion

1922-11-30      Webster         County League Champion

1923-12-01      Webster         County League Champion

1966-11-24      Kirkwood        Suburban South Conference Champion

1983-11-14      Kirkwood        Show-Me Bowl Quarterfinal Champion

2010-11-19      Webster         Show-Me Bowl Semifinal Champion

2012-11-05      Kirkwood        Show-Me Bowl Class 5 Division 2 Champion

2012-11-05      Kirkwood        Suburban South Conference Champion (de facto title)


Of particular note is that this list does not include all titles held by the schools but merely those in which they played each other and that contest determined the award.  The 2012 Kirkwood Pioneers are the first team in the Adams Road Rivalry to win two titles from the same game, albeit the Suburban South Conference Championship title was a de facto award. 

Congratulations to Kirkwood Team 114 for their spectacular season.  Now comes the season of basketball and Santa Claus.  

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