In a Suburban White Conference battle of 3-3 teams Raytown pulled away from William Chrisman to earn a 36-22 home win Friday.
The Bluejays opened the scoring on a Nate Whitebear to Anthony Ransburg touchdown pass. A missed PAT gave the Bluejays a 6-0 lead.
The Bears answered back with a score of its own and a made extra point that gave Chrisman a 7-6 lead.
In the second quarter Raytown took the lead back on a Whitebear to Todd Eckhoff TD pass and catch before Connor Elliott four Nick Terrell from 15-yards out to tie the game at 14 with two minutes, 52 seconds left in the half.
Raytown would take the lead for good just before half on a Whitebear rushing TD to take a 20-14 lead.
The margin would get to 36-14 with two more TDs. The first on a score by Freddy Esery on a hook and ladder play and the second on a Jordan Robinson rushing TD.
Chrisman would cut the margin to 36-22 on another Elliott to Terrell touchdown but that would be as close as it would get.
Raytown coach Mike Hedrick said his team did a good job of overcoming a few mistakes led by a defense that held Chrisman in check in the second half.
“Great job of our defense stepping up late in the game,” Hedrick said. “We overcame some penalties and made a great stop to give the offense back the ball. Following that our offense was able to run a 5-minute offense that made first downs and kept them on defense to finish the game off.”
Raytown moves to 4-3 on the season and 1-1 in the conference. The Bluejays host Belton next week. Chrisman falls to 3-4, 0-2 in the league and will host Grain Valley next week.