William Chrisman rolls over rival Truman

By Michael Smith The Examiner
Posted: September 21, 2018 - 11:43 PM

William Chrisman football head coach Matthew Perry decided to switch things up in Friday’s game against crosstown rival Truman.

Bears senior running back/linebacker Christian Felix, who normally carries the ball between the tackles, focused on defense, switching between playing linebacker and defensive end. Bears running back Osi Nauer, who normally gets the ball on pitches and outside runs, was the one running between the tackles.

The change paid of for Chrisman as Felix notched a sack on defense and Nauer carried the ball 11 times for 133 yards and four touchdowns to help the Bears claim the Wagon Wheel Trophy for the third consecutive year in a 52-20 victory on Norman James Field at Independence All-School Stadium.

The Bears’ offense was firing on all cylinders, gashing Truman for 488 total yards. The normally laid-back Nauer was a big part of that, and he flashed a smile after talking to Perry about his performance.

“I kind of talked to him afterwards and he goes, ‘I got a little burst out there,’” said Perry, whose team improved to 2-3 overall, “and he kind of had a cheesy grin on his face. It was good to see.”

Wide receiver Tre’Vaughn Sisco lavished some praise on the sophomore running back.

“That kid is going to be a beast,” Sisco said of Nauer. “I was so proud of him today. I am excited to see what he’ll do in the future.”

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