Congressman Smith celebrates Hayti’s historic state championship win

Congressman Smith celebrates Hayti’s historic state championship win

HAYTI, MO (KFVS) - Congressman Jason Smith celebrated Hayti High School football team’s historic Class 1 State Championship with the students on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

Speaking to Hayti High School students in the school’s gymnasium, Congressman Smith remarked how their championship was historic not only for Hayti, but for all of southeast Missouri.

“Not only is this the first state championship for Hayti, but it’s the first state championship ever brought home to the Bootheel. This team is incredibly talented, and having eight All-State players is an incredible accomplishment."
Congressman Jason Smith

The Hayti football team ended a perfect season on December 1 with a 44-0 win over Lincoln High School to capture the first football state championship in the school’s history.

“It’s a testament to their hard work and preparation,” said Congressman Smith. “The players and coaches worked incredibly hard all season, and the Bootheel is proud of them.”

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