Raytown tops William Chrisman

By Mike Genet The Examiner
Posted: September 14, 2018 - 11:43 PM



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As much as William Chrisman got its rushing game in gear at Raytown, the Bears still found themselves forced to fight an uphill battle Friday.

Three first-half fumbles and a costly defensive penalty set the stage for Raytown’s first four touchdowns, and the Blue Jays built a 34-6 lead in first half en route to the 49-21 win over the Bears in a Suburban Middle Seven game at Ted Chittwood Stadium.

“We have no margin for error,” Chrisman coach Matthew Perry said after his team fell to 1-3 overall an 1-2 in league play. “We couldn’t get a sudden stop, and sometimes we’d have a penalty. That happens.

“I talked to them at halftime about winning the second half – winning every play really. Until they ran it down late, we were pretty much doing that. Our offensive line did a good job of dominating them and opening some lanes.”

Chrisman rushed for more than 300 yards led by Osi Nauer (21 carries, 156 yards) and Bryan Cox (7 for 112), but too much of that came with a big deficit to make up.

Raytown has displayed a potentially explosive offense this season, and the Blue Jays (3-1, 2-1) showed that well enough Friday, led by D’Vontae Key’s three touchdown receptions from Joe Campbell and Messiah Miller’s 120 yards on 13 carries.

But the Bears found themselves trailing just three snaps into the game, as a backward lateral on third down from the Raytown 40 went awry and Aubrey Martin scooped up the loose ball and returned it for a touchdown.

“We tried to make something happen that we shouldn’t have,” Perry said. “Maybe not a smart play, but it is what it is.”

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