BS South runs past Lee's Summit
By Toriano Porter PrepsKC Staff Writer
Blue Springs South forced Lee’s Summit to punt twice, caused a turnover on downs and recorded a fumble recovery on the Tigers’ first four possessions.
Lee’s Summit’s defense returned the favor forcing three punts and a turnover during the Jaguars’ first four series.
To say offensive execution was questionable for both teams wouldn’t be a stretch.
After a scoreless first quarter, and a sluggish start to the second, both teams picked up the scoring pace.
In the end, the Jaguars held the Tigers high-scoring offense in check and supplied some big plays of their own in a 34-14 win Friday at Blue Springs South.
The Jaguars finished the regular season 4-5 overall and 3-2 in Suburban Big Six play.
“Our offense was able to move the ball some,” said Blue Springs South head coach Greg Oder. “Our defense held up. It was a pretty good team win. This is what you like going into district play.”
Lee’s Summit dropped to 4-5 overall and 2-3 in conference play.
“Too many mistakes,” said Tigers’ head coach Eric Thomas. “Defense is young, but they played hard. The kids are fighting. They’re scratching and clawing; they’re battling.
“Offensively, we have to be better. We weren’t good enough offensively tonight to get done what we need to get done.”
Myles Davis led the Jaguars offensively with 16 carries for 201 yards and two touchdowns. His 74-yard burst late in the fourth quarter capped scoring for Blue Springs South.
Davis, a sophomore sprinter for the Jaguars’ track and field team, made one move at the line of scrimmage before outrunning the Tigers’ defense to the endzone.
“Coach came out there and said hit the hole as hard as you can,” Davis said. “I went out there and did what he told me to do.”
The Tigers found pay dirt on a 66-yard run by Zack Mitchell to opened scoring with 5 minutes, 41 seconds left before halftime.
Blue Springs South countered with a six-play, 85-yard drive that concluded with Briley Moore-McKinney’s acrobatic 16-yard touchdown catch from quarterback Noah Nigro with 1:37 to go before half. The extra point tied the game at 7-7.
Lee’s Summit’s Trevor Fell scooted 80-yards on the kickoff return to help put the Tigers back on top 14-7 with 1:21 showing.
The Jaguars’ Keeyon Incle returned the ball 44 yards to set up Blue Springs South at the Tigers’ 47-yard line to continue the late first-half fireworks.
From there the Jaguars did work through the air before finding the endzone on a 22-yard strike from Nigro to Moore-McKinney with 9.9 seconds left in the second. The extra point tied it again at 14-14.
The Jaguars received the second half kickoff and promptly marched 61 yards on five plays to take the lead on Davis’ 21-yard touchdown run. An unsuccessful extra point kick left the Jaguars in front 20-14 barely two minutes into the half.
A 47-yard run by Davis put the Jaguars in a first-and-goal from the 8-yard line, but Lee’s Summit’s defense held firm to force a 22-yard field goal that the Tigers blocked.
The Tigers then failed to dig themselves from their own 5-yard line, the Jaguars forced another punt and one play in Nigro’s pass to Incle to for 35 yards helped extend the Jaguars’ lead to 27-14 with 4:17 remaining in the third quarter.
A Jaguar punt gave Lee’s Summit hope but the Tigers’ offense stalled again, getting stopped on a 4-and-2 halfway through the fourth quarter to seal the deal for Blue Springs South.
Davis’ 74-yard sprint with 2:04 left was the dagger.
“He does a great job,” Oder said. “Everytime he gets in there he does a nice. He has good vision and you saw his speed there at the end.”
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