Blue Valley pounds Shawnee Mission South
By Mike Lavieri Blue Valley Post Sports Editor
Maybe this was “Bizarro World,” maybe this was David toppling Golith or maybe it was one miscue blown out of proportion early.
That’s probably it as No. 1 Blue Valley fumbled the opening kickoff away to No. 16 Shawnee Mission South.
But the Raiders couldn’t do anything with it on the drive or much the rest of the night as Blue Valley won easily, 54-0.
Senior running back Will Evans scored four times on the night including scampers of 55 and 33 yards.
The big blow of the game was senior quarterback Matt Dercher’s 92-yard pass to senior receiver Harrison Van Dyne on a hitch and go.
Right as Van Dyne made his step to the inside of the field, Dercher hit the defense with a pump fake, which the Raiders bit on. Dercher then floated the ball perfectly to Van Dyne. All he needed to do was elude one diving tackle.
“We practice it and Harry ran a great route and I threw it up there,” Dercher said. “I knew he’d catch it because he’s pretty fast.”
Van Dyne had a second touchdown taken off the board early in the second quarter as he took back a punt for a touchdown.
He ended up getting a key block from Ashton Saravi, but the refs threw a flag because they deemed the block “unnecessary roughness.”
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