Blue Springs gets back on track at Liberty

By Mike Genet The Examiner
Posted: September 22, 2012 - 12:30 AM

After taking the better part of the first quarter to shake off any hangover from last week’s overtime loss to Lee’s Summit West, Blue Springs asserted control before halftime.

The Wildcats then rolled in the second half for a 50-22 win over Liberty at William Jewell College’s Patterson Field.

The Class 5 fourth-ranked Wildcats (4-1 overall) overcame an 8-0 hole to lead 22-15 at the half, then scored 28 unanswered in their Suburban Big Six opener. Blue Springs also yielded just 79 yards in the second half and 238 overall, despite missing five defensive regulars.

One of the healthy regulars, senior lineman Jason Young, had four stops behind the line and returned a fumble for a second-quarter touchdown.

“I just wanted to get the defense pumped,” Young said. “We rounded up together. We knew we were supposed to dominate, and we did. And Liberty’s a good team.”

Liberty (3-2, 2-2 Big Six) turned Blue Springs’ first play into the game’s first points, after Jacob Zimmerman’s 32-yard punt rolled dead at the 2.

On first down, Blue Springs tried a pitch left to Dalvin Warmack and Zimmerman knifed through to stop him behind the goal line for a safety.

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