For the second straight year, the Thayer Bobcats turned back the Tipton Cardinals, on the Cards' home turf, to earn a spot in the Class 1 Show-Me Bowl at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.
The Bobcats now face the Orrick Bearcats for all the marbles Nov. 28. Thayer and Orrick met in the Show-Me Bowl last year, with the Bearcats knocking off the Bobcats 20-8.
In the semis, Thayer kept the Cardinals off-balance all game long Nov. 22 and eased to a 36-12 victory over Tipton.
Friday's Show-Me Bowl game will be broadcast on Dish channel 418, DirectTV channel 671 and KKountry 95.