Fort Osage beats Chrisman in costly win

By Michael Smith The Examiner
Posted: November 2, 2018 - 5:06 PM

It was good-news, bad-news scenario for the Fort Osage football team following its Class 5 District 7 semifinal against crosstown rival William Chrisman.

The good news for the Indians? They scored 21 points in less than four minutes on their way to a 45-14 rout of the Bears. The bad news? Fort Osage lost its big-play receiver, Dominic Myers, to a leg injury in the third quarter.

Quarterback Ty Baker connected with Myers on a 5-yard out route and turned it into a 9-yard completion. He was tackled out of bounds and was down for a few minutes, holding his left leg. He was helped off the field by trainers as he was trying to keep the pressure off his left leg.

When Fort Osage went inside its weight room for its post-game huddle, senior running back Brandon Gregory Jr. and senior wide receiver Richard Wiseman Jr. carried Myers inside, and the injured playmaker was cheered while he was holding crutches.

“There will definitely be an impact there,” Baker said of Myers, who leads the Indians with combined rushing and receiving yards with 614. “We got guys stepping up. We had (Adam) Harbord out this week, but he should be back next week.”

At 7 p.m. next Friday, the Indians will face No. 4 seed Belton, which upset No. 1 seed Raytown 35-7 Friday. Will Myers heal in time to play in that game?

“We’re still waiting to hear about it,” Fort Osage head coach Brock Bult said of the injury after the game. “The doctors are going to get it checked out. It doesn’t look real good right now. We’ll keep our fingers crossed. You hate to see that.”

However, the Indians (6-4) have been dealing with injuries all year. At one point in the season, Fort Osage was missing nine starters. Bult is confident that his team will adjust.

“Like it’s been all year, it’s next man up,” Bult said.

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