Blue Springs dominates LS North

By Shawn Garrison The Examiner
Posted: September 29, 2012 - 7:31 AM

For the first time in several weeks, Blue Springs football coach Kelly Donohoe got to see what his team’s capable of doing at full strength.

For the last two weeks, the Class 6 No. 3 Wildcats have withstood injuries to senior defensive backs DaShaughn Terry and Donte Watkins, junior receiver Darrius Shepherd and junior linebacker Mason Lalli. Junior defensive back Antwon President has also been limited with a minor injury. But Friday night at Peve Stadium, all five were back healthy and helping the Cats breeze to a 47-14 Suburban Big Six Conference win over Lee’s Summit North.

“Those are five key kids,” Donohoe said. “Three of them didn’t play in the (Lee’s Summit) West game (a 35-28 overtime loss). You coach your twos, but the thing is they’re really good leaders for us. When those guys don’t line up and they’re good players and good leaders, you start to get a little nervous.”

Their absence was noticeable. First, Blue Springs (5-1, 2-0 conference) suffered its first loss of the year to the Titans. Then last week, the Cats fell behind 8-0 to Liberty after a safety and costly fumble before recovering for a 50-22 victory.

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