BS South tops Ray-Pec in thriller

By Shawn Garrison The Examiner
Posted: September 8, 2012 - 1:23 AM

Friday night was a microcosm of where the Blue Springs South football team finds itself at this point in the season.

The Jaguars are inexperienced and prone to an occasional lack of discipline. They’re also frequently explosive and obviously packed with potential. But what Friday’s 41-34 Suburban Big Six Conference win over Raymore-Peculiar at Larry Stewart Memorial Stadium proved more than anything, according to South running back Khorey Kilgore, was that this South team isn’t ever going to fold without a fight.

The Class 6 No. 9 Jags (2-1, 1-0 conference) faced a 10-point deficit in the second quarter before rallying, bounced back after losing the lead in the third quarter on a 91-yard touchdown reception, twice answered Ray-Pec drives with touchdowns within a minute and finally escaped with a victory after holding off a final Panther drive that came within a missed tackle of ending in the end zone.

“Perseverance,” said Kilgore, a senior who rushed for 193 yards on 16 carries and scored three touchdowns. “We didn’t get rattled when they got up big on us in the first half. We just persevered through, and I think that’s the big takeaway from this game.”

Kilgore put South up 7-3 at the 1:41 mark of the first period when he snared a perfectly timed option pitch from senior quarterback Dalton Brewer and bolted 61 yards.

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