Four-peat: Unstoppable offense carries Pirates to fourth consecutive district championship

Hannibal quarterback Waylon Anders dives into the end zone for one of his three touchdown runs during Friday night's 55-32 victory over Warrenton in the Class 4 District 4 title game at Porter Stadium in Hannibal, Mo. | Mathew Kirby photo

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Who’s next? Hannibal continued its scorched-earth approach to postseason football with its third straight one-sided victory Friday night. The Pirates won their fourth straight Class 4 District 4 championship in record-breaking fashion, torching previously unbeaten Warrenton 55-32 before a crowd of about 1,700 at Porter Stadium. Fueled by all-purpose back Aneyas Williams’ …

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Pirates, Williams make quick work of another opponent, waltz into district semifinals

Hannibal’s Kane Wilson gets up after tackling St. Charles’ Ezequiel Lopez during the first half of Friday night’s Class 4 District 4 quarterfinal at Port Stadium in Hannibal, Mo. | Mathew Kirby photo

HANNIBAL, Mo. — On the surface, Hannibal’s most recent blowout football victory was little more than another Friday night stroll on the plastic grass of Porter Stadium. The potent Pirates’ steamroller-like offense was its usual productive self, and so was Hannibal’s stifling defense. By midway through the second quarter, an overmatched St. Charles team was…

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Photo gallery: Hannibal volleyball team wins district opener in four sets

Hannibal's Malia Stolte digs a shot during Wednesday night's Class 4 District 4 victory against Fort Zumwalt South at Korf Gym. | Mathew Kirby photo

HANNIBAL, Mo. — The fourth-seeded Hannibal volleyball team opened the Class 4 District 4 tournament at Korf Gym on Wednesday night with a four-set victory over fifth-seeded Fort Zumwalt South, winning 25-23, 18-25, 25-19, 26-24. Abbie Martin led the Pirates with 15 kills and 18 digs, while Ashlyn Hess had 20 assists and six digs,…

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Next man up is next man to shine in Hannibal football team’s district semifinal romp

Hannibal sophomore safety Aaron Daughtery returns one of his three interceptions during Friday's Class 4 District 5 semifinal victory over Warrenton at Porter Stadium in Hannibal, Mo. | Photo courtesy Mathew Kirby

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Not even in his wildest dreams could Aaron Daughtery have ever envisioned what would unfold Friday night. Never, ever, ever. Daughtery, a sophomore defensive back making his first start in the Hannibal secondary, intercepted three passes — returning one for a touchdown — to help the Pirates overwhelm Warrenton 62-7 in the…

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