Blue Springs South blanks Truman

By Mike Genet The Examiner
Posted: August 31, 2013 - 1:15 AM



Knowing the state of the Truman football program he inherited, Gregg Webb’s debut Friday as the Patriots coach went about as he expected, though that was only good on the scoreboard for Blue Springs South.
 
The visiting Jaguars, the 2011 state champion looking to redeem themselves from a 5-5 season in 2012, scored their three touchdowns on their first six offensive snaps and rolled to a 47-0 victory to open the season at Independence All-School Stadium.
 
South running backs Emery Ester and Adam Cofield scored three touchdowns apiece on the ground, with Emery’s TDs coming on his first three carries.
 
“There’s some good and bad things, and I’m sure Truman’s saying the same thing,” Blue Springs South coach Greg Oder said. “It wasn’t as sloppy, maybe, as some other first games we’ve had. The kids handled the heat well; I don’t think we had any major injuries.”
 
South forced punts on Truman’s first three possessions and the fourth ended in a fumble recovered by Wyatt Parker.
Ester broke off scoring runs of 38 and 24 yards, the latter after a 31-yard hookup between Chris Swingle and Brandin Dandridge. Cofield’s first carry went 18 yards for a touchdown immediately after a shanked punt that traveled just 1 yard, making it 21-0 with 3:26 left in the first quarter.