ANDERSON — The Lamar Tigers extended the nation's longest winning streak to 56 games with a 45-13 win Friday night over the McDonald County Mustangs.

The Tigers utilized four different weapons en route to a 25-7 halftime advantage: Cage Jordan, Duncan Gepner, and Trevor Medlin each ran for touchdowns and Landon Hardman beat the Mustangs over the top for an early 13-0 lead.

McDonald County pushed across its lone score in the first half on a Ben Mora run.

Lamar pushed its lead to 45-7 before Mora hit Micah Burkholder on a scoring pass with only 2 minutes, 50 seconds remaining in regulation.

McDonald County dropped to 3-4 overall on the season and the Mustangs incurred their first consecutive losses this season, with setbacks to unbeaten Cassville (37-6) and unbeaten Lamar (45-13).

The Mustangs hit the road in Week 8 to face 2-5 Monett in another Big 8 Conference West clash.

Both teams favor their run game.

McDonald County running back Oakley Roessler surpassed 1,000 yards on the ground after five games played and he reached the end zone in each of the first five games.

Roessler, for example, gashed Nevada for 279 yards and five scores on 39 carries, behind the offensive line of Elliott Wolfe, Tryston Leach, Tanner Harnar, Kaidan Campbell, and Will Gordon and tight ends Rendon Lane and Brennon White.

That was the Mustangs' last win, before facing two of the best high school teams in Missouri.

Monett gained over 400 yards of total offense two weeks ago in a loss to Seneca and tallied nearly 300 yards rushing in a win Friday over East Newton.

In a 43-28 win earlier this season for Monett against Logan-Rogersville, running back William Murphy totaled 234 yards and four touchdowns in the win.

Both the Mustangs and the Cubs have beat up on struggling teams, with Monett's lone wins against winless Logan-Rogersville and winless East Newton. McDonald County won against both Logan-Rogersville and East Newton, as well as one-win Nevada.

McDonald County and Monett are sixth and eighth in the Class 4, District 6 standings with 27.1 and 23.24 points, respectively.