Blue Springs stops Truman for first win

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By Shawn Garrison The Examiner
Posted: September 9, 2011 - 11:58 PM



In some ways, Friday night was like a coming out party for the Blue Springs football team. In others, it was more of a rebirth for an inexperienced squad seeking an identity after dropping its first two games of the season for the second year in a row.

First-year starting running back Marcus Brown dashed for 149 yards on 20 carries and scored a pair of touchdowns to lead the Class 6 No. 10 Wildcats to a 54-3 triumph over Truman at William Chrisman High School.

Brown, a sophomore, ripped the Patriot defense for 101 rushing yards in the first quarter, racked up 121 yards by halftime and also added a pair of receptions for 24 yards, including a 14-yard scoring strike from junior quarterback Wylson Lamb for the Cats’ first score at the 8:47 mark of the first quarter.

“My line blocked well for me,” Brown said. “It makes it a lot easier on a running back when the line blocks really well. They were getting a real good push. When they blitzed, our linemen would always pick them up and always go to the right spots.”

The performance represented a breakout of sorts for a player replacing a legend in Darrian Miller, who finished as the all-time big class rushing leader in the state.

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