Fort Osage dominates William Chrisman
By Michael Smith The Examiner
A week after William Chrisman’s football team managed its first win of the season, the Bears received a quick pop to any celebratory balloon it still grasped.
Class 5 No. 1-ranked Fort Osage scored on its first four possessions, rolled up 312 yards in the first half and cruised to 49-14 win over its U.S. 24 rival Friday at Independence All-School Stadium.
“We expected them to come out pretty hard and be ready to hit,” Fort Osage coach Ryan Schartz said of the Bears. “They tried the onside kick, and we were lucky to get the ball. We were in our regular kick formation.
“They have some nice athletes. They have a nice-looking team, but our guys came out and decided to play football. Credit to Chrisman; they’re moving in the right direction.”
Jacob Jacobs was alert enough to cover the Chrisman’s immediate onside attempt, giving Fort Osage (6-0, 3-0 Suburban Middle Seven) possession at the Chrisman 48. Four Jesse McBee runs later, the last one from 3 yards out, the Indians had a 6-0 lead and Kegan Lammering kicked the first of seven PATs just 1:02 into the game.
Three plays after a Chrisman punt McBee turned a Skylar Thompson pass into an 11-yard touchdown, and the senior back was well on his way to a stellar night. He carried 13 times for 226 yards and three touchdowns and snared four catches for another 64 yards and another score.
“It was one of our priorities,” McBee said of producing a quick start. “We knew they were going to be ready, and everyone wants to beat us.”
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