Blue Springs runs past Ray-Pec
By Bill Althaus The Examiner
For the first time in school history, Blue Springs football coach Kelly Donohoe invited every parent of every senior into the victorious locker room after his Wildcats dominated Raymore-Peculiar 42-14.
As the parents entered the Peve Stadium locker room Friday night after a special Senior Night, they made various comments about the purple and gold decorations, the smell, the post-game treats and that pungent smell.
“Smells like victory to me,” said one mom, and that comment elicited applause from her peers and their children.
While it was Senior Night, a junior stole the show as junior running back Dalvin Warmack led the Wildcats with his first five-touchdown night of the season – carrying the ball 20 times for 153 yards and three scores and catching two passes for 80 yards and two more touchdowns.
“This night belongs to the seniors,” the soft-spoken Warmack said after boosting his season touchdown total to 25. “There were a lot of distractions this week, but we didn't let them bother us. We worked hard watching film, we worked hard in practice and we worked hard tonight.
“All the guys contributed to this win.”
Senior Wylson Lamb enjoyed a career night, completing 8 of 11 passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns and carrying the ball six times for 94 yards – including a 78-yard fourth-quarter sprint in which he outran the members of the Panthers secondary.
When it was explained to Lamb that a visitor didn't know he was that fast, the lanky quarterback grinned and said, “You didn't? I have another gear when I get in the open.”
The Wildcats dominated every phase of the game to improve to 7-1 overall and 4-0 in the Suburban Big Six.
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