Blue Springs closes out Lee's Summit North
By Bill Althaus The Examiner
After an uninspired first half of play at Lee’s Summit North High School Friday night, the Blue Springs Wildcats turned it up a notch in the third quarter.
The result was a 31-13 Suburban Big Six victory for the Wildcats in the regular-season finale. The win gave Blue Springs a share of the Big Six title with Raymore-Peculiar at 4-1.
“Every time we come over here, we face a scrappy team that gives us everything they have,” said Wildcats coach Kelly Donohoe, whose team has won the last two Class 6 state championships.
“We weren’t that bad in the first half – we scored on two of three possessions – but we were lackadaisical at times and, well, it’s one of those games where the kids see we’re playing a 1-7 team, then they come over here and realize they better start playing some football because those kids on North aren’t going to just roll over because we’re Blue Springs High School.”
After a scoreless first quarter, Cobi Bissell scored on a 4-yard run to give the Wildcats a 7-0 lead, but North quickly answered as Nathan Webb hit Ryan Martinez on a 37-yard pass play.
With 4:48 left in the half, Ian Brown hooked up with Terrance Sanders on a 35-yard touchdown play to help Blue Springs take a 14-7 lead into halftime.
The second half belonged to the Wildcats as Bissell ran for 59-yard touchdown and Brown scored from the 1-yard line. A 27-yard Benjamin Hellon field goal accounted for the final score. North scored with no time on the clock when Martinez ran for a 31-yard score.
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