Meridian’s Simon Burkett, left, and teammate Baker Otter celebrate a Burkett touchdown run against Royal in the 1A state championship game Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Tacoma Dome.
Meridian’s Simon Burkett, left, and teammate Baker Otter celebrate a Burkett touchdown run against Royal in the 1A state championship game Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Tacoma Dome. Evan Abell eabell@bhamherald.com
Meridian’s Simon Burkett, left, and teammate Baker Otter celebrate a Burkett touchdown run against Royal in the 1A state championship game Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Tacoma Dome. Evan Abell eabell@bhamherald.com

He got them within a few seconds of a title, it’s time to consider him Meridian royalty

December 02, 2017 07:42 PM

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