Fort Osage avoids letdown tops Northtown

By Joe Caronia PrepsKC Staff Writer
Posted: September 13, 2014 - 12:55 AM

The North Kansas City Hornets hosted the Fort Osage Indians to kick off league play in the Suburban Small Seven. The Indians came into the game as one of the most formidable teams in the state. They showed no signs of slowing down as they rolled to a 47 – 12 victory.

The Indians got on the board first when Skylar Thompson hit Willie Penamon on an 18-yard touchdown pass. Cal Harris missed the PAT as the Indians led 6-0. The Indians were not finished in the first quarter. After the Hornets could not score on fourth and goal from the 2. Thompson on “pump and go” hit Penamon again for a 90-yard strike. Jesse McBee run in the 2 point conversion, and the score was 14-0.

The Hornets scored on a 2 yard run Damon Whitmill, just before the end of the first quarter. There was a bad snap on the conversion, and at the end of the first quarter it was 14-6 Indians.

Thompson found Kevin Rush for 45 yards, for the score. This time Harris kick was good for a 21-6 score.

Thompson was not finished yet. Starting at his own 15, with 1:52 left in the half, he skillfully led his team and threw his fourth touchdown pass of the game. Penamon scored from 10-yards out.

Indians Head Coach Ryan Schartz talked about his quarterback on that drive. “He has really good feet and can roll out and make an accurate throw. He has really good pocket presence.”

In the third quarter Fort Osage kept the ball on the ground, scoring three more times. Mcbee scored on a 66-yard run.

Freshman Isaiah Iloilo ran for two touchdowns to close out the scoring for the Indians.

The Hornets workhorse quarterback, Fasil Kassahun, was banged up after a third quarter hit.  John Sanchez replaced him and led the Hornets to their final score of the evening, on a 29-yard keeper.

Schartz, after the game praised Thompson again, “He is doing a really good job, with his efficiency, and his QB Rating, and his completion percentage.”

After the game Thompson, took questions with his offensive line standing behind him. When asked about not having a let down after some big games, he just looked at his lineman and said, “We’re not done.”

Next week the Indians will be home, trying to stay undefeated against the Staley Falcons. The Hornets also will have a home game looking for their first win, as they take on the William Chrisman Bears.