Blue Springs dominates St. Joe Central
By Ross Martin The St. Joseph News Press
The clock seemingly mocked Central for the entire first half Friday night.
Blue Springs struck with such ruthless efficiency that the first two quarters wouldn’t give way to much needed relief for the home team at Noyes Field. The second-ranked team in Class 6 bludgeoned Central for a 56-13 victory, scoring seven unanswered touchdowns in the first 18 minutes, 32 seconds.
The lopsided result served notice to Central, which holds ambitions of earning back-to-back Class 5 playoff trips for the first time in program history.
“Total honesty. We were overmatched big time — big letters if you want. We were overmatched,” said Central coach Jeff Wallace, who suffered the worst defeat of his tenure with the Indians which starts its third year. “That is one of the best football teams I’ve seen since I’ve been back to Central High School. We didn’t play very well so we helped their cause.”
Blue Springs running back Dalvin Warmack totaled 150 yards rushing and scored four total touchdowns, three in the first quarter.
The Wildcats went 70 yards on their opening possession and put Central behind after just seven plays. Their next three times with ball all began in Central territory and resulted in quick scores, including a 23-yard Warmack run on the first play after a Jacob Stoll fumble. That score punctuated a dominant first 12 minutes, and Blue Springs (1-0) eventually led 49-0 with 5:28 left in the first half.
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