Blue Springs rolls past Park Hill South

By Shawn Garrison The Examiner
Posted: September 1, 2012 - 12:27 AM

Blue Springs football coach Kelly Donohoe didn’t see Friday night’s victory over Park Hill South as a significant step forward.

That was disappointing, but as Donohoe took off a drenched jacket and shook the water out of his hair after standing in a downpour for three hours, he had to admit it was somewhat of a relief to walk away with a convincing 35-14 victory in a game that was rarely in doubt.

Sure, Donohoe said, there were things to nitpick. He said he thought his team left two our three touchdowns on the field. And offensively, things were just a little too sloppy for comfort with five fumbles.

But then again, the Class 6 No. 2-ranked Cats ended the contest without a turnover, committed only four penalties, rushed for 313 yards, allowed only 28 first-half yards and didn’t surrender a point until early in the fourth quarter when many of their starters had been pulled.

“We’re happy in conditions like this to just move on,” Donohoe said. “But we get kind of paranoid and picky and all that, but certain drives we didn’t feel like we performed as we normally do. But for the most part, our kids did fine. We kind of dominated the game all up and down the field, we just couldn’t get it in a few times.”

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