Blue Springs South dominates Ray South

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By Toriano Porter The Examiner
Posted: August 28, 2010 - 11:10 PM

Oh my, what a feeling for a program used to winning.

Good times were back in the Blue Springs South locker room after a resounding 49-7 win Friday over Raytown South at Ted Chittwood Stadium in Raytown.

The Jaguars, 4-6 a season ago after a Class 6 state runner-up finish in 2008, were riding high again after riding the shifty feet and strong legs of running back Chris Gilyard to victory.

“We’ve been waiting on this game for so long,” Gilyard said outside a loud and jubilant Jaguar locker room. “We haven’t won since the Lee’s Summit game last year. It’s been a long time since we could have a good time after a game like this.”

Gilyard zig-zagged his way to 86 yards rushing and two touchdowns and added another touchdown on a 40-yard punt return against Raytown South, last year’s Class 5 state semifinalist that was ranked fifth in Class 5 in this year’s preseason poll.

On a night that saw the Jaguars lose starting quarterback Calvin Jacobson with a knee injury in the first quarter, Gilyard, two-way lineman Logan Adkison and sophomore back-up quarterback Dalton Brewer showed grit and moxie to lead the charge.

“That was tough seeing (Jacobson) go down,” Gilyard said. “He’s really the leader of our team. Hopefully he’ll be back next week we don’t know the extent of the injury.”

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