Not that he doesn’t appreciate blowout victories, but Fort Osage coach Ryan Schartz would like for his team to have the chance to sweat out a close one.
On the other hand, the McBee family probably takes a double-liking to thumpings issued by the Indians.
Friday’s 49-6 Suburban Middle Seven win over visiting William Chrisman was the third straight by Fort Osage (6-1, 4-0 conference) since a 44-20 loss at Blue Springs. Each of the Indians’ wins this season has come by at least 29 points.
“It helps tremendously to play close games,” Schartz said. “It helps you mature fast. We do situations in practice where we’re down three with a minute to play. Still, it’s just practice.”
When it comes to the games, Indians quarterback Steven McBee often gets to watch younger teammates like his brother, freshman running back Jesse, play in the late stages.
Against winless William Chrisman, Jesse McBee finished with 96 yards on 14 carries, the leading beneficiary of the Indians’ 330-yard rushing effort.
“Obviously the goal is to win from here on out,” said Steven McBee, who rushed for 80 yards on 13 carries was completed 6 of 14 passes for 96 yards. “When we lost to Blue Springs, we came back fired up.
“My dad always tells me to play good so my brother can play.”
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