Fort Osage tames Blue Springs South
By Bill Althaus The Examiner
Fort Osage's “Big Smarties” offensive line opened semi-truck size holes for Ezra Vaoifi to run through.
Bailey Williamson got in on the act, too, adding a crowd-pleasing 30-yard TD run to the Indians offense.
The defense clicked, following a first-quarter Blue Springs South touchdown drive, and even added a late score on a 16-yard fumble return for a touchdown by big Josh Tuimaseve.
But Friday night at Larry Stewart Memorial Stadium, after an easier-than-anticipated 40-9 win over Blue Springs South, 16-year-old quarterback Skylar Thompson proved that all the hype surrounding his arrival was true.
“This was Skylar's night,” said Vaoifi, a senior who carried the ball 34 times and finished with 242 yards and two touchdowns (he now has 557 rushing yards in two games). “Going into the season, all the talk was like, 'Don't do more than you're capable of. Just manage the offense.' Well, he managed the offense to a 40-9 win tonight.”
“Watching him, can you believe he's a sophomore? That he's 16 years old? He's so big, and strong and he never panics,” Vaoifi said. “The times he was run out of the pocket, he made something happen. I am so glad to be in the same backfield with him at least one year.
“I'm coming back next year and the next year to see what he does. He's unbelievable. He makes it easier for me, because he proved tonight he can throw the ball with anyone.”
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