Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

John Burroughs 3, Lutheran South 2 (OT)

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

John Burroughs 3, Lutheran South 2 (OT)

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FENTON * John Burroughs senior midfielder Aliff Rush didn't mind some extra contact Friday.

Four minutes and 36 seconds into overtime, Rush got a shot off just as he collided with a Lutheran South defender. Rush's effort was true, giving him his second goal of the game, 32nd of the season and most importantly the Bombers a 3-2 overtime win in a Class 2 state semifinal at Soccer Park.

"That's what it's all about, getting the team to the finals, no matter the price," Rush said. "There's no problem."

John Burroughs (19-4, No. 5 in STLhighschoolsports.com small- schools rankings) advanced to play Monett (19-6-1) in the Class 2 state championship game at 2 p.m. Saturday. John Burroughs is seeking its third state title.

It was the third time this season the Bombers beat Metro League rival Lutheran South (18-9, No. …

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