Fort Osage topples Lee's Summit North

By Toriano Porter Special to the Lee's Summit Journal
Posted: August 26, 2011 - 11:17 PM

Untimely penalties, costly turnovers and repeated leg cramps are not the proper components to win a ballgame. Lee’s Summit North battled all three variables and inability to cash in on multiple trips across midfield in its 35-6 season-opening home loss Friday to Fort Osage.

The Broncos were tagged for nine penalties worth 65 yards, lost one of three fumbles and threw an interception against a stingy Fort Osage defense. The host team also came away with zero points on four first-half trips deep inside the Indians’ territory.

“I was real proud of our guys in the first half,” Broncos head coach Ty Kohl said. “In the first half we did everything we wanted to do. We took it to ‘em. We were down (near) the red zone four times and we came away with no points. That was the difference in the game.”

Bronco quarterback Will Harrington led a 12-play, 46 yard drive to start the game, but the offense sputtered when Harrington’s fourth down pass was incomplete.

The Broncos’ second drive was a 10-play, 44 yard effort that was also thwarted on fourth down. Two more unfulfilled drives left Lee’s Summit down 8-0 at halftime.

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