Team of the Week: Webb City football


School: Webb City

Sport: Football

With Friday's 38-14, opening-night win against Ozark, Webb City has now won 72 straight regular season games. Phoenix Johnson led the way with 135 rushing yards and two touchdowns for the Cardinals.

This year, that streak may be tested, as the Cardinals field a very young squad. But even amid graduations, injuries and more over the years, history has still proven good to the Cardinals, who have won three Class 4 state titles ('06, '08 and '10) during this span.

In fact, the last time the Cardinals lost in the regular season— a 30-3 defeat at Hickman in 2003 — George W. Bush was in his first term as president, a tweet was the sound a bird made and a Jim Tressel-led Ohio State squad beat the Miami Hurricanes for the BCS title (go figure).

Brandon Parker covers Missouri for ESPNHS magazine and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter @brandoncparker or email him at brandon.c.parker@espn.com.