BS South rolls over LS North
By Mike Genet The Examiner
While Blue Springs South’s football team clicked for enough big plays to overcome many of its offensive stumbles, allowing the Jaguars to remain unbeaten and clinch a share of the Suburban Big Six conference championship Friday, South coach Greg Oder had those stumbles foremost in his thoughts.
But he certainly couldn’t ignore the big-play ability of Adam Cofield and his offensive mates, nor a defense that never left Lee’s Summit North much breathing room in a 39-7 drubbing of the host Broncos.
Cofield sliced through the North defense for 171 yards on 18 carries and turned his one catch into a 42-yard gain, and quarterback Noah Nigro completed 14 of 23 passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns and added another score on the ground as South (8-0, 4-0 in the Suburban Big Six) piled up 472 yards.
It certainly was enough to overcome nine penalties, several of them as the Jaguars threatened to score, and a pair of turnovers.
“The only thing that’s in my mind is the ugly second half,” Oder said after his team clinched a share of its first conference title since 2008. “I don’t know what was up with all the red zone problems, but it’s hard to be disappointed when you win the game.”
On defense, the Jaguars stopped nine plays for no gain or negative yardage, including four by linebacker Hunter Jenkins. Jake Lamb and Jerome Hawkins recorded interceptions and Isaiah Miles and Elijah Tauai recovered fumbles.
“They’ve been able to run the ball, and they’ve been throwing it deep to 6 (Cameron Hairston) a ton,” Oder said. “So, we had to stop the run and we’ve got to make sure 6 doesn’t get loose. It was hard, it wasn’t easy, but the kids worked hard this week.”
North had to punt after picking up two first downs each of its first two possessions, and the next eight lasted three plays or less – including four turnovers and four more punts.
North coach Jamar Mozee, whose team stumbled to 5-3 overall and 2-2 in the Big Six, acknowledged that South had his offense’s number Friday.
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