Ray-Pec wins thriller over BS South

By Mike Genet The Examiner
Posted: September 2, 2018 - 8:44 AM

As a scoreless first half gave way to a seesaw of fireworks in the second half, Blue Springs South came back from a two-score deficit only to fall victim to some late-game drama for the second straight week.

Austin Terry’s 3-yard touchdown run, his fourth score of the game, had South primed to force a second overtime against visiting Raymore-Peculiar. But the snap for the PAT kick was high and off the holder’s hands, and Ray-Pec stormed the Larry Stewart Memorial Stadium field with a 35-34 victory in the teams’ Suburban Big Six Conference opener.

Ray-Pec (2-0), which beat South for the first time in 10 tries, scored to start overtime on quarterback Grant Miller’s 1-yard sneak. Miller also tied the game at 28 with a 12-yard keeper with 4:32 left in the fourth quarter.

South had taken the lead after coming back from deficits of 14-0 and 21-14, as quarterback Max Conard’s 1-yard plunge and Shane Harper’s PAT with 5:18 left made it 28-21.

“What our kids have shown the first two games is we’re a resilient team,” Jaguars coach Jon Oyler said after his team fell to 0-2. “We need to make some of those breaks go in our direction, especially late in the game.”

Ray-Pec’s Je’Von Williams hauled in a 23-yard pass and threw a 25-yard receiver pass to Luke Grimm to set up Miller’s game-tying score in the fourth.

Miller had 31 yards on 16 carries and completed 7 of 18 for 130 yards. Grimm had 124 yards on six catches and also had a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown after the South had tied the game at 14 to start the fourth quarter.

“I thought our quarterback play was so gutty tonight, and Luke Grimm is a special kid and makes a ton of plays,” Ray-Pec coach Tom Kruse said. “This was just a gritty effort by both teams. We seemed to have the momentum, and they just took it right back.”

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