Photo gallery: Hannibal football team’s season ends with loss to Lutheran North

Hannibal Pirates senior Aneyas Williams (22) breaks freee away from Lutheran North Crusaders junior Xavier Chapman (12) for an early touchdown run during the class 4 State Quarterfinal game between the Hannibal Pirates and the Lutheran North Crusaders on Friday November 17, 2023 at Lutheran North High School in St. Louis County, MO  (Rick Ulreich, special to

Hannibal senior Aneyas Williams breaks away from Lutheran North junior Xavier Chapman on a 40-yard touchdown run in the first quarter of Friday night's Class 4 state quarterfinal. | Photo courtesy Rick Ulerich

ST. LOUIS — Two explosive offenses put together a fireworks show Friday night. The big bangs belonged to the Lutheran North football team. The Crusaders built a 29-point lead in the third quarter and held off Hannibal’s comeback, winning the Class 4 state quarterfinal 70-61.

Hannibal ends its season with an 11-2 record.

Freelance photographer Rick Ulerich put together this photo gallery from the game for Muddy River Sports:

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