Tigers still streaking

Fred Posse/Special to PrepsKC

By Cole Young PrepsKC Senior Writer
Posted: September 30, 2016 - 9:23 PM

If someone is to snap the Lee’s Summit winning streak, they’ll first have to figure out a way to slow down the Tiger offense. And as Blue Springs South found out on Friday, that’s easier said than done.

Lee’s Summit racked up 520 yards of total offense in a 49-29 win over the Jaguars.

The Tigers, who won their sixth straight game, found the majority of their success through the air. Quarterback Dalton Hill completed 27 of 39 passes for 371 yards and five touchdowns. He also added 90 yards of rushing and a touchdown on the ground.

“Their quarterback is a phenomenal football player,” said Blue Springs South coach Jon Oyler. “He does a phenomenal job leading the team. They are definitely an explosive offense.”

The monumental night of passing by Hill was highlighted by four touchdown passes to Samoj Brewer. The duo connected for touchdown passes of 15, 15, 19 and 25 yards.

The pair found the majority of the success on a screen pass along the left side of the offense. Three times Brewer was able to take advantage of the space created by this play to score.

“That’s one of our go-to plays,” Brewer said. “A lot of my touchdowns this year are on that (play). I give it up to the o-line. They do a really good job of getting out in front and blocking and Dalton puts it right where it needs to go and I just follow my blockers.”

The duo seems to have a special connection. Against the Jaguars, Brewer caught nine passes from Hill for 155 yards.

“I can look at Samoj and he looks at me and we know exactly what we want to do and when we want to do it,” Hill said. “He makes my job a lot easier if I can just throw it up and he can go get it.”

Even with the strong offensive performance, it was the special teams and defense that made plays that created the separation on the scoreboard.

After the Tigers pulled ahead 14-9 on the first of Brewer’s touchdown passes, things quickly spun out of control for the Jaguars. A misjudged kickoff return pinned the Jaguars inside their own 5.

Following a three and out, the Jaguars were forced to punt from their own end zone with 42 seconds left. Grant Baird returned the ball 56 yards back to the Jaguar 4. As time ran out on the first half, Preston Whitworth scored on a one-yard run to give the Tigers a 21-9 halftime lead.

“That was a big play,” Oyler said. “It put them up two scores going into the half and it gave them some momentum for the second half.”

The Jaguars received the opening kickoff of the second half and quickly moved down the field. They reached the Lee’s Summit 10 before Caden Perry forced a fumble giving the Tigers the ball. In the span of just more than five minutes on the clock, the Jaguars had gone from being up 9-7 to trailing 28-9.