The William Chrisman football team suffered cases of déja vu and Murphy’s Law during its Friday night contest against visiting Raytown.
The Bears took their third consecutive blowout loss, 48-21 and just like the last two games (35-0 to Smithville and 42-17 to Winnetonka), there were long stretches where it seemed like nothing went right.
“Especially in the first half, every bad that could happen, happened,” Chrisman head coach Matthew Perry said. “They are a very good football team and are very athletic, and they capitalized on every mistake we made.”
In the first three quarters against the Blue Jays, Murphy’s Law was in full effect. Raytown scored 41 unanswered points, with the last one coming on a 61-yard kickoff return from Quelann Coleman to seal the victory early in the third period.
Raytown’s first three touchdowns came after a Chrisman punt that went just 9 yards, a muffed punt return recovery and an interception of Bears quarterback Dayne Herl.
Those touchdowns came from a 4-yard run from Freddy Ersery and 48- and 22-yard scampers by Zahmari Gary. The Blue Jays’ other two scores came on a 53-yard bomb from quarterback Nate Whitebear to Anthony Ransburg and another big run from Gary, which went for 51 yards.
“We played some young cats out there (on defense) that weren't really ready,” Perry said. “We’re going to grow up defensively.”
Up until Raytown went up 41-0, Chrisman couldn't get anything going on offense either.