Raytown routs William Chrisman

By Shawn Roney The Examiner
Posted: September 20, 2013 - 10:34 PM

William Chrisman football coach Jon Crutcher watched his team commit miscue after miscue Friday night against Raytown – especially during the Bears’ first three possessions.

The Bears fumbled away their first two possessions and lost their third to an interception. The Blue Jays used the turnovers to quickly build a 21-0 lead. Raytown went on to lead 28-0 after one quarter and 48-0 at halftime and routed the Bears 62-0.

“We’re nowhere near talented enough to dig out of that (21-point) hole,” Crutcher said after the Suburban Middle Seven defeat. “It’s just mistakes – too many mistakes.”

Besides the early turnovers, the Bears (0-4, 0-2 Suburban Middle Seven) repeatedly gave the Blue Jays the ball in Chrisman territory. Of Raytown’s seven first-half possessions, six started inside Chrisman’s 35-yard line.

“Our defense did a really great job of setting us up with really good field position in the first half,” Blue Jays coach Kevin Page said.

The defense set up the offense at the Chrisman 16 for Raytown’s first-scoring drive – a three-play possession capped by Aydrian Gray’s 1-yard run and Aaron Spradley’s extra-point kick with 10:08 left in the first quarter.

It then set up the offense at the Chrisman 29 for a five-play drive, capped by Josh Drake’s 5-yard TD run with 7:32 remaining. Eugene Walls’ interception set up the offense at the Chrisman 17 for a four-play drive, capped by Joe Straws’ 5-yard TD pass to Devin Wilmore with 4:26 remaining.