Harrisonville handles Grandview
By Chad Grammar PrepsKC staff writer
Harrisonville opened up District play on Friday night by dismantling a tough Grandview team. The last few years in the district opener Harrisonville has had its hands full with the Bulldogs. Tonight was a different story though. Harrisonville came out firing on all cylinders beating the Bulldogs 50-7.
After Harrisonville won the coin toss they deferred and gave the ball to Grandview, and put their stellar defense on the field. The defense did its job forcing a three and out giving the ball to their offense at their own 37 yard line. The Wildcats wasted no time putting it in the end zone on the first play of the game with a 63-yard touchdown run by senior RB John Fuller. From there the rout was on.
Harrisonville’s defense gave the Bulldogs fits all night eliminating their running game and keeping WR Jaron Alexander in check. Grandview was able to move the ball into Wildcat territory only once the entire first half. Harrisonville did it with great play from their defensive line and linebackers who lived in the Grandview backfield with three sacks and nine tackles for loss.
With the Wildcats defense dominating, Harrisonville’s offense went Crazy. They did it on the ground as well as with the pass. Sophomore QB Zach Davidson added a 48-yard TD run of his own along with a 28-yard TD pass to Senior wide receiver Ben Sevy. Along with all that fun Davidson opened the second half with a 12-yard TD pass to Senior Travis Britz who was in as a tight end. Overall sophomore QB Zach Davidson accounted for four of the Wildcats 6 TD’s two on the ground and two more through the air.
With this win Harrisonville showed it is more than just a stellar defensive team as the offense scored on its first six possessions of the game. They did it with a balanced running attack and timely passes. The Wildcats continue to improve as they take another step closer to a 10th straight trip to the State Playoffs. They know as well as anyone that it won’t be given to them though as two more tough opponents in Center and Grain Valley stand in their way.
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