Lee’s Summit West running back Darnay Session ran past the blitzing Webster Groves defenders, caught the screen pass from Luke Knott, broke the safety’s ankles with a shimmy and a shake and dove into the end zone.

Lee’s Summit West running back Darnay Session ran past the blitzing Webster Groves defenders, caught the screen pass from Luke Knott, broke the safety’s ankles with a shimmy and a shake and dove into the end zone.

The touchdown put a final exclamation point on the Titans’ 44-21 drubbing of the No. 1-ranked and defending champions Webster Groves at the Edward Jones Dome on Friday night in St. Louis to win  the Class 5 state championship.

How does that feel, Webster Groves? Gone is the Statesmen 27-game winning streak. Not that all of the rankings and streaks meant anything to the Titans.

“It’s just a road block to us,” quarterback Luke Knott said. “We looked at them as our third goal which is winning the state championship.”

It’s the second state title for the Titans in school history after winning the 2007 Class 4 title. Lee’s Summit West might just start calling the dome the friendly confines.

West coach Royce Boehm wore his 2007 state title ring all day on Friday and used it as part of the pregame speech preparing for Webster Groves.

“When you’re playing in the ‘ship, it’s all about winning,” Boehm said.

The Titans defense brought the heat against the talented quarterback duo of Rayshawn Simmons and Marquis Clemons leaving their cornerbacks on islands with their linebackers blitzing regularly out of the 3-4 defense.

Lee’s Summit West struggled in the first quarter with the jitter bugs allowing the Statesmen to take a 7-0 lead lead when Aaron Farrar caught a 13-yard pass from Marquis Clemons to cap off a 12-play, 77-yard drive that took up 5:12 of clock.

A little luck and everything changed for the Titans. Brad Clements’ 31 yard field goal hit off the left upright at the perfect angle to deflect between the posts to cut the Webster Groves lead.

And a fake punt changed momentum and gave Lee’s Summit West a swagger for the final three quarters.

“If someone leaves the door open for us, we’re going to jump through it,” Boehm said.

From there, Lee’s Summit West controlled the second quarter and the game.

Shaquille Harris caught a 26-yard pass from Knott to take a three point lead. Then the Titans took advantage of Webster Groves mistakes. Brandon Miller picked off a Rayshawn Simmons pass and the Titans stole the remainder of Webster’s first quarter momentum with another long pass to Harrison which set up Marcus Strickla’s 3-yard run.

Harris finished with four catches totaling 111 yards with one touchdown.

After forcing the Statesmen into a punt after three blown plays, the Titans scored on the last second of the half to take a 24-7 lead on Keith Marks’ 25-yard catch when he avoided a defender as the clock expired to score. From there, the Titans just piled on the favored Statesmen and ruined their party at the dome.