Park Hill South shuts out rival Park Hill
By Joe Caronia PrepsKC staff writer
In the Battle for Barry Road, Park Hill South shutout the Park Hill 38-0 Friday night at the Park Hill District Stadium.
The game was the regular season finale for both schools. The Panthers got out of the gate fast. After taking the opening kickoff they drove the length of the field and scored on an 11-yard run by Ronnie Bertelsmeryer. Jacob Sneden converted the kick.
On the following kickoff, the Panthers recovered an on-side kick and struck fast when Carson Reid hooked up with Ryan Cockriel with a 33 yard score. Once again Sneden made the point after.
The Trojans tried to get back in the game through the air but, Tyler Holmes was picked off by CJ Whisnant. The Panthers found the end zone when Bertelsmeryer ran in for his second score from 5 yards out. Sneden converted his third point after.
Before the first quarter was over the Panthers scored again. Reid went to the air again, this time he hit Ryan Proffitt for a 33 yard touchdown. This time the kick was no good.
The Trojans next possession started on their own 1-yard line. Tristan Uribe broke through the line and made the tackle for the safety.
The Panthers stuck again this time a 41-yard field goal by Jacob Sneden.
The final score of the half came as Carson Reid threw his third touchdown of the night as he hit Jake Springer on a 30-yard touchdown.
The second half saw the Trojans get deep in Panther territory. The had the ball first and goal from the 4-yard line, but the Panthers defense made four stops in a row to force a turnover on downs. That was last chance for either team to score and the game ended 38 – 0
After the game Coach Mark Simcox praised his defense and said it was important to beat its rival but the game was just part of a bigger picture.
“That is two shutouts in two weeks, and anytime you can get a shutout in our league, that’s a big deal,” Simcox said. “I know that it’s a big deal to the community, and to the students, but I tell my players, we have to prepare the same way. I do not want to over emphasize one game and devalue another team on our schedule.”
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