BS South, Grain Valley, Van Horn earn wins
By The Examiner staff
The Blue Springs South football team got one in the win column.
Sophomore quarterback Cale Connors hooked up with Jerome Hawkins for two touchdowns passes and the defense held a 2-1 Raymore-Peculiar team to 193 yards of total offense as the Jaguars claimed a 25-17 Suburban Big Six victory over the Panthers.
Connors threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Hawkins with 4:08 left in the first quarter for a 7-0 lead, and their 45-yard hook-up with eight minutes left in the third quarter put the Jaguars (1-3, 1-1 Big Six) ahead for good at 19-14.
Jake Lamb passed to Adam Cofield for a 52-yard TD with 40 seconds left in the half to give the Jaguars a 13-7 halftime advantage.
Trent Mitchell’s 27-yard touchdown run with 10:19 left in the third quarter put Ray-Pec (2-2, 0-1) ahead 14-13 because the Jaguars had missed the previous extra point.
The Jaguars, though, answered less than two minutes later with Connors’ 45-yard strike to Hawkins. Connors, though, came up short on a two-point conversion run to make it 19-14.
Keeyon Incle scored on 3-yard touchdown run with 11:27 left in the game to extend the lead to 25-14 but the extra point attempt was blocked.
Ray-Pec’s Dallas Hille booted a 30-yard field goal to cut it to 25-17, but the Jaguars ran out the rest of the clock to claim their first win of the season.
“It was a good win,” said South coach Greg Oder. “We made some big plays and the defense played well. Connors had some nice plays as well and hung in there. The kids have worked hard. It was good to get a win.”
Connors completed 8 of 13 passes for 138 yards and the two scores. Cofield finished with 69 yards rushing on 11 carries and two receptions for 50 yards, while Incle had 43 yards rushing on 17 carries. Hawkins finished with five catches for 86 yards and the two scores.
GRAIN VALLEY 35, BOONVILLE 7: Grain Valley broke open a close game with three fourth-quarter touchdowns to defeat host Boonville and even its record at 2-2 heading into Missouri River Valley Conference West play.
“We needed that,” Grain Valley coach David Allie said of the victory. “It was a workmanlike victory for us. Offensively, we got the ground game going.“
Grain Valley led 14-0 at halftime and took the second half kickoff and drove deep into Boonville territory only to miss a field. Boonville responded with a touchdown to cut the Eagles’ lead to 14-7. It was all Grain Valley after that.
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