Grandview takes down William Chrisman
By Mike Genet The Examiner
William Chrisman made an admirable comeback in the first half Friday.
But a quartet of turnovers hindered the Bears’ ability to continue their momentum, or keep pace with the Grandview running back duo of Jaavon Turner and Jerel Alexander, as the host Bulldogs ran away with a 42-14 victory in the wet, windy remnants of Isaac.
Chrisman (0-2) erased an 14-0 deficit early in the second quarter, but yielded an 80-yard scoring drive after that and managed just 36 yards of offense the rest of the way as its losing streak stretched to 15 games.
A tough-luck penalty aided the response by Grandview (2-0), but plenty of the Bears’ wounds were self-inflicted. Chrisman had six fumbles, losing three, and had an interception.
“Turnovers. Turnovers, and they scored on every turnover that we had,” Chrisman coach John Crutcher said. “What did we lose by, four touchdowns? Because we had four turnovers and they all led to touchdowns. It just came down to turnovers; we turned the ball over way too much.”
Truth be told, Grandview only converted two turnovers into scores. But the last thing Chrisman needed was to give extra chances to the likes of Turner (12 carries, 146 yards) and Alexander (23 for 133). All told, the Bulldogs chewed up 358 yards on the ground.
Grandview had just one completion, but it was a 25-yard rainbow from Ryan Lee to Ivan Lofton on the second play from scrimmage, and Turner followed two plays later by busting free for a 40-yard score.
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