Blue Springs nearly perfect in win over South
By Bill Althaus The Examiner
Kelly Donohoe was a bit concerned about his Blue Springs High School football team's practice schedule this past week.
“We played at (Lee's Summit) North on Friday, got postponed until Saturday (because of lightning in a 28-3 victory) and you never know how that's going to affect your players,” Donohoe said after the Wildcats blanked crosstown rival Blue Springs South 35-0 Friday night at Peve Stadium.
“We were walking off the practice field on Monday and I'm thinking, 'That's the best Monday practice we've had this season.' Then, we're walking off Tuesday and Wednesday and I'm thinking the same thing.
“That's why I wanted to tell the guys after the game that they played like they practiced. And this was our most complete game of the season. Offensively, defensively and special teams – we really played at a high level.”
A determined South defense, led by linebacker Josh Watson, held the Wildcats to just 14 first-half points as Kaleb Prewett took a reverse handoff from Dalvin Warmack and carried it for a 34-yard touchdown just one minute into the first period. Blane Howell kicked the first of five extra points and it was 7-0.
On a fourth-and-7, Ian Brown connected with Darrius Shepherd for a 26-yard touchdown at the 4:08 mark, and that was all the scoring in the first 24 minutes.
But the Wildcats marched 80 yards on the opening series of the third quarter with Shepherd catching a 20-yard touchdown pass from Brown.
Warmack then opened the fourth quarter with an 80-yard touchdown run and Prewett scored his second touchdown of the game on a 46-yard pass from Brown.
“Kaleb is a burner,” said Brown, who was 13 of 16 for 195 yards and three scores. “He has 4.3 speed and he makes my life easy out there. If you get him the ball, he's going to do something. Same thing with Shep and Dalvin.”
Shepherd caught eight passes for 131 yards and a touchdown.
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