Grandview shuts out Oak Park
By Scott Kendall PrepsKC staff writer
Grandview earned its second straight win of the season with a 38-0 blanking of Oak Park.
Oak Park won the toss and decided to take the ball in the second half. Grandview took the opening drive of the first half and looked like they would take an early lead, but on 3rd and Long, QB Reginald Collier threw an interception into the hands of Forrest Rhea who returned the interception all the way down to Grandview’s 11-yard line.
Grandview allowed only two yards on three plays and Oak Park would have to settle for an 18-yard field attempt. The kick was low and Grandview would recover the blocked kick on its own 11-yard line.
Grandview would put together another impressive drive, but stalled again on Oak Park’s 45-yard line. Remi Brelsford recorded a big sack, forcing a turnover on downs and giving the ball back to Oak Park.
But after a 3-and-out on Oak Park’s next possession, Grandview was able to put up a TD with a 5-yard run from Arlonn Tolson. The 2-point conversion by Ja'Kori Bell gave Grandview the early 8-0 lead.
On Oak Park’s next possession, they were able to get all way down to Grandview’s 20-yard line, thanks in part to Grandview giving up 15-yards on three penalties, two of which resulted in first downs. But Tyler Kline was picked off by Dante Smith near the Grandview 5-yard line and returned the interception up to its own 20-yard line.
Six plays and 80-yards later, Grandview torched the Oak Park secondary with a 52-yard pass catch play between Collier and Tolson. Oak Park stuffed Bell's two-point attempt, but Grandview had a 14-0 lead with 3:20 left in the first half.
Despite Oak Park starting on their own 42-yard line on their next possession, they managed to net only 22 yards on six plays and would be forced to turn the ball over to Grandview on downs. Again Collier and Tolson would hook up again, this time on a 60-yard bomb down the right sideline, the 2-point conversion by Bell was good and Grandview took a 22-0 lead going into the half.
Oak Park could do nothing in the 2nd half, obtaining only 5-first downs in the 2nd half and turning the ball over twice. Grandview on the other hand would score two more times. Once on a 29 yard scamper by Bell and another passing TD by Collier, this time to Darrius Walker who on the previous play ripped the ball away from the defender to pick up a 3rd and Long. Bell tacked on the 2-point conversions and Grandview took a commanding lead and never looked back, 38-0.
Oak Park had great starting field position all night, starting on their own 47-yard line (on average) and possessing the ball for almost 4 minutes longer than Grandview, they just could not get anything going against Grandviews Defense. Oak Park ran the ball 36 times for 123 yards, 3.42 yards per carry. Tyler Kline completed 3 of 13 passes for only 7 yards.
Grandview had a much balanced attack, picking up 226 yards on the ground and 199 yards in the air for a combined, 425 yards. Ja'Kori Bell led all rushers with 126 yards on 26 carries with 1-TD run and four 2-point conversions. Teammate Arlonn Tolson had 4-carries for 28-yards and a TD run along with 3-receptions for 121 yards and 2 TD's. Reginald Collier completed 9-of-18 for 199 yard and 3 scores and Darrius Walker chipped in for 3-catches for 57 yards and a TD.
Grandview (2-0) plays next week at Grain Valley (0-2) and Oak Park (0-2) will be at Raytown (0-2).
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