The Cubs scored 84 points and only trailed Carl Junction (49) and East Newton (65). Cassville placed fourth with 110 points.
Ragsdale was supported by Michael Morley, 10th in 19:47; Erwin Perez, 15th in 20:16; Jon Schliem, 24th in 21:20; Dalton Paynter, 28th in 22:00; Aaron Morley, 30th in 22:14; and Conner Launis, 34th in 22:37.
Purdy High School was represented by Andrew McCormick, 32nd in 22:27, and Devan Keeler, 44th in 24:44.
Carl Junction also won the girls varsity race, 48-53 over Monett. No other school had a full girls team entered.
Madeleine Weber, fifth in 23:36 and Grace Cloud, sixth in 24:07, led Monett. Birdianna Salas (10th), Maddie Peterson (14th), and Carmen Renteria (18th) completed the scoring for the Lady Cubs.
Deb Kern of Cassville finished seventh in 24:36, and teammate Chantel Huse placed 17th.
The cross country Cubs will be in action at Nixa next Tuesday.