BS South blanks LS North
By Bill Althaus The Examiner
Just six weeks ago Blue Springs South senior quarterback Chris Swingle broke his fibula and suffered ligament damage following a 38-yard run in the first game of the season.
Fast forward to Friday and Swingle was leading his Jaguars to a victory.
Swingle completed 6 of 13 passes for 181 yards and a touchdown in his return as South blanked Suburban Big Six foe Lee's Summit North 27-0 Friday night at Larry Stewart Memorial Stadium.
“I guess I heal pretty quick,” a smiling Swingle said, when asked about his remarkable recovery. “I worked hard on my rehab, and I worked with great people. All I thought about was getting back to the team, and getting back for Coach (Greg) Oder's 100th career win makes it even more special.”
In his 13th season, Oder has led the Jaguars to two Class 6 state championships – the second coming just two years ago – and the Jaguars have enjoyed as success as any school in the area.
But he didn't want to talk about milestones; he wanted to talk about how proud he was of his 4-4 squad.
“The kids played well tonight,” Oder said after the Jaguars’ first shutout of the season. “In the past, we've done something to shoot ourselves in the foot, made way too many mistakes, but tonight we gave a great effort on offense, defense and special teams.”
In addition to Swingle, Emery Ester carried the ball 16 times for 100 yards and two touchdowns, and linebacker Josh Watson grabbed a punt in the end zone after it was blocked by Briley Moore-McKinney and Trey Jimboy.
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