MOKANE - The South Callaway Bulldogs maxed out on the minimum, taking the final football title in the Mid-Missouri Conference as their parting gift.
South Callaway ran just four offensive plays in the second quarter Friday night against Southern Boone, but scored on three of them, using the spark of that 22-point outburst to fuel the Bulldogs' 50-28 MMC conquest of the Eagles.
Busting out big scoring plays all over the place, South Callaway remained undefeated at 5-0 overall and closed out conference play with a spotless 3-0 mark. The Bulldogs - ranked No. 9 in Class 2 - also brought down the curtain on the MMC, at least in football, by collecting their second straight championship.
The conference will disband after the 2011-12 school year.
While savoring his squad's MMC title, South Callaway head coach Tim Rulo gave a nod to the school's conference prosperity in other sports this past week. The Lady Bulldogs cross country team claimed an MMC championship last Wednesday afternoon, while the Lady Bulldogs softball team clinched at least a share of the conference title on Tuesday night.