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Cape Girardeau – A long bus ride and two days away from home didn’t faze Fort Osage as it came away with a dominant 56-20 win over Cape Girardeau Central Saturday.

The Indians scored first then trailed early before blowing the Tigers doors off to advance to the Class 5 title game for the 5th time since 2009.

Fort Osage opened the scoring on a 1-yard run by sophomore Ryver Peppers with eight minutes, 29 seconds left in the first quarter.

Central would answer with scores midway through the first and early in the second to take a 13-7 lead with 10:45 remaining in the second quarter.

Then with 4:58 left in the half the Tigers made the mistake teams in the Metro are very familiar with. Central punted the ball to Larenzo Fenner who picked up the ball on the bounce, skirted down the sideline and then powered his way in from the 5-yard line to score a TD and give the Indians a 14-13 lead with 4:42 remaining.

Fort Osage would add two more scores before half the second coming on twin 4-yard runs by Greg Menne the second coming with :09 left to take a 28-13 lead into the half.

Menne would add another 8-yard TD run midway through the third quarter and the rout was on. The Indians would score their next TD on a 58-yard run by Peppers with 3:40 left in the third to make it 42-13 and the game was out of hand from that point on after a 62 pick six by Roman Tillman and a 57-yard Menne to Fenner 4th score.

Peppers finished with 200 yards on 22 carries and three TDs.

The win moves the Indians into the Class 5 title game 7 p.m. Friday against Francis Howell at Faurot Field in Columbia.