Blue Springs pounds Lee's Summit
By Bill Althaus The Examiner
Here’s some bad news for Blue Springs High School football opponents – Terrance Sanders is not just a breakaway threat as a wide receiver.
The junior standout, who has become the favorite target of quarterback Ian Brown, was used for the first time this season as a halfback, and he carried the ball four times for 123 yards and a touchdown in a 48-23 district victory over visiting Lee’s Summit Friday night at Peve Stadium.
He also caught touchdown passes of 31 and 40 yards to cap his big night.
The Blue Springs win sets up a much-anticipated rematch between coach Kelly Donohoe’s Wildcats and Raymore-Peculiar. Coach Tom Kruse’s squad overcame a 17-0 halftime deficit Friday night against Lee’s Summit West and put 20 points on the scoreboard in the second half to claim a 20-17 victory. That means the Wildcats will travel to Raymore-Peculiar to continue their quest for their third consecutive Class 6 state championship next Friday.
“That game is not going to be about revenge,” Dohonoe said after his starters left Friday night’s win with a 41-3 lead. “It’s going to be playing a much better game than the first time we faced them (a 31-13 loss in which the Panthers dominated all phases of the game).
“I’m just so happy for our guys the way we played tonight. What about Terrance? We thought he’d have some success in the backfield and he is just the perfect complement to Cobi.”
Cobi Bissell, the bruising running back who had a typical Bissell night – 16 carries for 151 yards, including a 58-yard touchdown run and 1-yard plunge – praised his new backfield mate.
“Terrance and I really complement each other,” Bissell said. “He had a great night, the line did a great job and, like I’ve said all season, the best defense is a good offense. We had the great running game and we were able to keep the ball away from (quarterback Drew) Lock and their offense.”
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