Raytown gets back in district race with win
By Shawn Garrison The Examiner
One week after jubilation overtook the Truman football program a different feeling oozed over the Patriots.
It wasn’t a sentiment of total despair so much as a frustration over allowing an opportunity to float by.
Seven days after thumping rival William Chrisman and moving oh-so-close to a playoff berth, Truman took a step back Friday with a 28-21 defeat to Raytown in the second week of Class 5, District 10 play at Ted Chittwood Stadium.
The loss drops Truman’s district record to 1-1, setting up a must-win game next week against Raytown South.
For Truman coach Jeff Floyd, Friday served as confirmation that for all the progress the upstart Pats have made in 2011, demons from last year’s winless season still occasionally rear their heads.
“We’re still a bit immature,” Floyd said. “I’m not talking in a negative way, necessarily. We’re just not a real mature team and haven’t been through some of these experiences as a team right now. That’s still part of the whole learning process in turning the program around.
Truman seemed to be in control early after scoring late in the first quarter on a seven-play, 42-yard drive that was capped by quarterback David Franklin’s 2-yard run.
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