LAMAR, Mo. - This year's meeting between Lamar and Monett holds more weight than in the past. Monett is the defending Class Three state champions, and for the sixth straight year, Lamar will defend as Class Two champions. Entering Friday's contest the Cubs have to bounce back after a loss to Mt. Vernon, which was their first, since losing to the Tigers, last season. "You know, it hurt, said Monett Senior, Jedd Anderson.