Blue Springs Sout h may be on the verge of relevance again.
The Jaguars, who used to be among the top teams in the metro, haven’t been the same since Greg Oder retired in 2015.
It’s been tough for South to find consistency at the head coaching position the last seven years, however, it appears that they may have the right coach to lead them back to the promised land.
It’s easy to see the foundation of what first-year head coach Alan Wilmes is trying to build at South, and on Friday, it was evident that his team is headed in the right direction.
The Jaguars, in recent years, have struggled in the third quarter. Those struggles showed up again against Park Hill, as the Trojans scored 21 unanswered points. However, the Jaguars didn’t allow that to affect them, instead they kept believing and responded.
What transpired in the final quarter was magical.
The Jaguars mounted a comeback for the ages. It was the type of comeback that propels a program in the right direction. And, let’s be real, the Suburban Conference — and Class 6 for that matter — aren’t the same when Blue Springs South isn’t near the top. Yes, I know it’s just one game, but the Jaguars seed headed in the right direction.
Speaking of the Park Hill/Blue Springs South game, can I just mention how insane it was?
There was no shortage of offense. It was like watching an old fashion Big 12 shootout, where each moves the ball up and down the field and the last one to have the ball would win the game.
Park Hill and South combined for 1,113 yards of total offense, 749 of which came through the air. Both Kedrick Bell and Cash Parker recorded five touchdowns apiece.
The Jaguars erased an 18 point deficit in the game's final 6:50.
Speaking of Park Hill, the Trojans might have one of, if not, the best offense in the metro. Park Hill is averaging a staggering 59 points a game. They’ve scored 49 or more points in all three of their games, however, they are allowing 48 points a game.
I’ve covered high school football for 10 years and I haven’t seen numbers like that. If the Trojans hope to make a deep run in the postseason, they’ll have to address the defense and get stops in key situations. Yes, they forced a few turnovers on Friday, however, South overcame the turnovers.
Park Hill had its chance to win the game on South’s final drive. Facing a 4th and 6, the Trojan defense couldn’t get the stop, instead South scored the game-winning touchdown.