North Kansas City runs past William Chrisman

By Ryan Weaver Special to the Examiner
Posted: September 2, 2018 - 8:44 AM

After getting shut out 39-0 in Week 1 by Blue Springs, Week 2 seemed to get started in the right direction for William Chrisman.

But the Bears, 0-2 overall and 0-1 in Suburban Middle Seven play, didn’t capitalize off mistakes, and the game turned on a dime midway through the second half as North Kansas City (2-0, 1-0) went on to romp the Bears 41-7.

The Bears reversed the opening kickoff as Simeon Leau-Fiso pitched the ball to Tre’Vaughn Sisco, who broke a tackle and went 95 yards for a touchdown.

The defense picked up a three-and-out and then Kelvyn Mason picked off Northtown quarterback Seth Mattly near the goal line and went into Hornet territory.

“It made us feel pretty good about ourselves starting the game with a kickoff return,” Chrisman head coach Matt Perry said, “and then came back out and stopped them. Then we drove it down and fizzled out. We’ve got to stop that. We’ve got to finish.”

On the third Hornet possession, the Bears got another stop and recovered a fumbled snap before a punt.

But the good fortune ended there, the mistakes started piling up, and the Northtown’s ground game took control.

“We didn’t handle adversity very well,” Perry said, “and we just have to do that. We have to see when that momentum’s coming and we have to have some kids step up and say, ‘We’re going to stop this.’”

Along with not stopping the momentum swing, the Bears had no answer for the Hornets’ ground game.

Running back Clyde Price tore apart the Bears’ defense for 263 yards and four touchdowns while Brandon Hall added 141 rushing yards and a touchdown.

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