Monday Afternoon Football

Dion Clisso/PrepsKC

By Dion Clisso PrepsKC Managing Editor
Posted: September 21, 2010 - 12:58 AM

It took three days but Blue Valley moved to 3-0 on the season with an impressive 49-8 win over Blue Valley West Monday at the Switzer District Activities Center.

The Tigers and Jaguars began play Saturday night but lightning delayed the start and eventually forced the game to be moved to Monday afternoon. Blue Valley jumped out to a 6-0 lead on Justin Fulk’s first of three touchdowns but they would have to wait to finish off the Jaguars.

Monday brought more of the same as the Tigers would roll to a 49-0 lead before West finally got on the scoreboard in the final two minutes of the game. Fulks would finish with three touchdowns. The senior tailback said it was tough coming out a few days after the start of the game but they were used to it after a two-day game the week before due to weather.

“It’s pretty tough but our coaches keep us mentally prepared to play each day,” Fulks said.

The Tigers defense gave another standout performance. Blue Valley has allowed just 15 points in its first three games and Monday saw the Tigers dominate the first half and come up with big stops in the second half.

Blue Valley’s defense almost scored some points of its own when senior lineman Alex Newell picked up a fumble with nothing but green between him and the end zone. Newell would eventually be run down but his effort was a great example of the Tigers’ defensive play.

“It was fun being an offensive and defensive lineman I don’t get the ball in my hands much so I try to take advantage of it,” Newell said. “Unfortunately I didn’t get as far as I wanted too, but I ran as hard as I could.”

Now Blue Valley must make a quick turnaround and get ready for Bishop Miege on Friday. The Tigers will look to keep their record perfect and look to keep the strong defensive play going.

“Miege is a great team,” Newell said. “We have three days but we’ve been practicing for six months for this. It starts in the winter, it starts in the spring. They are a great team. We are going to prepare for them just like we do any other team it’s just that we only have two days. We will listen to what the coaches tell us and trust the defense.”