Chrisman, LS North struggle in jamboree

By Shawn Roney The Examiner
Posted: August 18, 2012 - 6:17 AM

William Chrisman coach John Crutcher and Lee’s Summit North coach Ty Kohl each expressed disappointment after Friday’s Chrisman-North-Maryville football jamboree.

For Crutcher, who’s in his third season at Chrisman, the disappointment stemmed from what he called a “lack of focus.”

“A lack of intensity at the beginning,” Crutcher said after the scrimmage at Independence All-School Stadium/Norm James Field. “I was really disappointed in that. And that’s my fault for letting that happen.”

Crutcher attributed the team’s inability to focus to a combination of factors. After having “a pretty good camp” this summer and good two-a-day practices, the Bears are “tired,” he said. With school under way, the kids also must focus on their studies.

Then, there was the issue of “not knowing the situation exactly” with the jamboree, said Crutcher, who described it as “not a true game-type situation, more like another scrimmage.”

“Too much going on at this time,” he said.

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