Blue Springs dominates Park Hill South
By Mike Genet The Examiner
Having a host a college-caliber playmakers around tends to make life easier for a new starting quarterback.
As Blue Springs’ Ian Brown found out Friday, it’s not too bad for the personal stat sheet, either.
Brown, the junior transfer from Rockhurst High School, threw five of his six touchdown passes in the first half, including a Hail Mary to end the first half, as the defending Class 6 state champions handled host Park Hill South 49-14 in a suburban cross-conference battle at Park Hill District Stadium.
Four of Brown’s TDs went to college prospect Darrius Shepherd who finished with 228 yards on eight catches, while Kansas State running back recruit Dalvin Warmack took a swing pass 46 yards for another score.
And most improbably, K-State defensive back recruit Kaleb Prewett snared a 44-yard rainbow prayer in the final seconds of the first half, falling the last couple yards into the end zone to give Blue Springs (2-0) a 35-14 halftime lead.
The final tally for Brown: 11-of-19 passing for 324 yards.
“It’s made the transition a lot easier than it could’ve been,” he said of having the high-caliber talent around him. “I’ve just got to get the ball to them and let them do their thing.
“They played us a certain way to where the passing game opened up, and we took advantage of it.”
The Wildcats’ first score certainly was a case of letting Shepherd do his thing.
After the opening kickoff buried the Wildcats at the 5, Park Hill South (0-2) threw Warmack for a loss on first down. Brown rolled right on second down and tossed to Shepherd, who wheeled away from sideline, sliced through the defense toward the left side and was gone for a 98-yard touchdown.
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