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THE EXAMINER

CROSSTOWN SHOWDOWN

OCTOBER 4, 2012

CAT CLASH ’12

Blue Springs’ John Keltner and Tyler ‘Tank’ Thompson are ready to do battle with South’s Dalton Brewer and Khorey Kilgore (from left) in the annual clash of rivals

Wildcats vs. Jaguars FRIDAY • OCT. 5 • 2012 @ LARRY STEWART MEMORIAL STADIUM• BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL


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Cats trying to be best at giving Schools bind together to help community By Kennedy Dujakovich Blue Springs High School Student Senate president

This weeklong event at Blue Springs High School is extremely competitive. We have a canned food drive, a competition with South at Chick-fil-A, and the game will be huge. This year, we are having a class competition for our canned food drive. The class/grade level that brings the most canned foods will win a prize for their grade. This will hopefully maximize the amount of items we bring in. The most competitive part about this week is the Chick-fil-A competition between us and South. There are two main things we have to do in order to win the competition – the school that buys the most Original Chicken sandwiches and decorate the restaurant the best will be declared the winner. Each school has the entire week to get the most sandwiches sold. At Blue Springs, we have many different ways to achieve the goal of winning this competition. We are encouraging all sports teams, clubs, teachers and staff to go and order

as many sandwiches as they can. We also have students who are willing to stand at the drive-thru and tell the customers to order their sandwiches under Blue Springs High School. Lastly, we have teachers who are willing to go get the sandwich orders for us during school. The second part is the decorating. Chick-fil-A gave us Sept. 30 to decorate half of the store in purple and gold. Chick-fil-A will judge on how well we decorate the store. The winner of the competition will be announced at halftime at the football game on Friday. We are really trying to push ourselves this year to win the competition because it really shows how much school spirit we have. What better way to show everyone that we are proud to be Wildcats? Let’s talk about Friday night’s football game. Just writing about this gives me the chills. It’s the seniors’ last shot to show our town what side has more spirit. The student body made T-shirts for everyone. We hope the student section is filled with them. We are planning on making posters and cheering on our team. And as always, it’s a great day to be a Wildcat.

By Meredith Morris

Blue Springs South High School Student Senate president

This week has always been known for the monumental rivalry between the Jaguars and Wildcats. Although the Jaguars fell short last year, we marched on to be named state champions, and we’re hungrier than ever for a win. We’re determined to let the Wildcats know that THIS IS OUR HOUSE. While this week is celebrated for competition in football, it also highlights our citizens’ compassion for our community. Community Unity Week gives everyone in the city an opportunity to give back to those less fortunate. Considering the economic state, there has never been a more important time to join together for the common good. I’m proud to say that the Blue Springs School District’s elementary and middle schools have made an even stronger commitment to get involved and make a difference during this week. Student senators from both schools met to discuss how to include more of the community for a more complete sense of unity. We decided that encouraging future Jaguars and Wildcats to join our benevolent efforts would increase the output of donated goods and instill the value of service.

With the help of the Community Services League, all participating schools have held a non-perishable food drive and have collected hygiene and cleaning products that will benefit families in our community. In the spirit of community and friendly competition, the total amount of goods donated by all participating schools will be announced at halftime of the big game. Students at all grade levels also helped pack the district’s Closet at the Paul Consiglio Center with donations of jeans, gloves, coats and hats for students who don’t have the appropriate clothing for the upcoming winter. The Blue Springs Chick-fil-A graciously offered to hold a spirit competition at its restaurant all this week. The restaurant was split in half and decorated according to each school’s colors. If you ate at Chick-fil-A this week and mentioned for which side of town you are rooting, a percentage of your bill was put aside. We’ll learn at halftime which side of town showed the most spirit, and that school will receive 10 percent of the restaurant’s weekly profits. Thank you, Chick-fil-A, for your efforts to better our entire community. And by purchasing this special edition, CSL will be able to pay utility bills for families in need. Thank you for your support and, as always, it’s a great day to be a Jaguar.

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Teaching youth to give

Community Unity Week helps those in need in city

For the 17th year, our community will host Community Unity Week during the week of Oct. 1 to 5. This weeklong celebration unites our students, staff and citizens of Blue Springs to demonstrate our commitment to our community. The week’s events are more than a football game between two top-tier teams in the state. It is an opportunity to demonstrate to our youth the importance of giving. As part of the week, the district will be collecting canned goods and clothing items to help those in need. Our 23 schools will be participating and encouraging students to bring in items and monetary donations. These much-needed supplies help replenish items that serve the community yearround. Collected food and clothing are given to families in need throughout the year and during winter’s coldest months. Donations will help the families who would otherwise suffer hardships when it comes to paying rent, food and heating bills. Community members may bring in items or monetary donations to any of our schools or directly to the Community Services League, 200

By Kelly Evenson kelly.evenson@examiner.net

paul Kinder COMMUNITY UNITY WEEK Paul Kinder is superintendent of the Blue Springs School District. S.W. 10th St. in Blue Springs. Come join us support our two premier football teams Oct. 5. It will be an exciting game and our students will showcase their talents and exemplary sportsmanship. But above all, we will see acts of kindness and goodwill that serve as examples of strong character and commitment to service. Blue Springs is truly a “community of unity.”

Friday night, two football teams will take the field. It is no secret that Blue Springs South and Blue Springs have excellent football programs. Both have won state championships, and both will likely be vying for a championship again this year. But the goal of the week leading up to the highly anticipated game is not to focus on the cross-town football game. It is to come together to help those in need within the Blue Springs community. Community Unity Week was started 17 years ago with the main purpose of shifting the focus from the football game to helping others. The game is at 7 p.m. Friday at Blue Springs South High School. One of the biggest events is the non-perishable food and clothing

drive at all of the district schools. Hygiene items were also collected. Students, families and community members were encouraged to bring items as well as monetary donations to a Blue Springs school. Donations can still be taken directly to CSL, 200 S.W. 10th St. “The food and clothing collected are given to families in need throughout the year and during the coldest months,” said Superintendent Paul Kinder. “Donations will help the families who would otherwise suffer hardships when it comes to paying rent, food and heating bills.” The food will be donated to the Blue Springs Community Services League and the clothing items are being donation to The Closet, the district’s clothes closet at the Paul Consiglio Center. The school that collected the most items will be announced during halftime of the football game.


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FRESHMAN (Top right) The Blue Springs South Junior Varsity Squad includes, from left to right, front row: Jordan Bahr, Gabby Burt and Francesca Hansuld; middle row: Nicole Saint, Rachel Keeling, Kailey Paris and Makayla Sword; back row: Jessica Albina, Alexa Wright, Lauren Collins, Layna Wells and Aubree Groff. Not pictured are Emileane Shelnutt and Ryley Ewy. (Above) The Blue Springs South Freshman Squad includes, from left to right, front row: Michalea Ringgenberg, Madi Rife and Nakia Tyson; middle row: Hailey Troupe, Karleena Peoples, Brenna Keener and Sydney White; back row: Maria Schollmeyer, Brooke Griffle and Jahliah Clay.


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Blue Springs Cheerleaders

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Coming true

TALE OF THE TAPE

Blue Springs Wildcats PASSING Name Wylson Lamb

Comp 58

Att 86

Yds TD Int 683 3 3

RUSHING Name Dalvin Warmack Wylson Lamb Cobi Bissell DaShaughn Terry Jordan Bardwell

Att 107 52 21 15 2

Yds 820 341 179 121 58

Avg 7.7 6.6 8.5 8.1 29.0

TD 16 5 3 2 1

RECEIVING Name Darrius Shepherd Jordan Bardwell Elijah Lee Dalvin Warmack DaShaughn Terry

Rec 16 14 11 7 5

Yds 254 164 105 62 46

Avg 15.9 11.7 9.5 8.9 9.2

TD 0 0 1 1 0

SCORING Name Dalvin Warmack Wylson Lamb Blane Howell Cobi Bissell Darrius Shepherd DaShaughn Terry PUNTING Name Justin Fain Wylson Lamb

TD 2pt 17 2 5 1 0 0 3 0 2 0 2 0

FG PAT Pts 0 0 106 0 0 32 1 27 30 0 0 18 0 0 12 0 0 12

P Yds Avg 4 124 31.0 4 118 29.5

Lg I20 35 0 50 0

Stats through 6 games/ Source: bshsfootball.com

The Examiner/BILL ALTHAUS

Quarterback Dalton Brewer, left, and running back Khorey Kilgore have been a strong duo on offense this season for the 10th-ranked Jaguars.

Duo realizes dream of playing for Jags in Cat Clash By Bill Althaus bill.althaus@examiner.net

When Dalton Brewer was a youngster growing up in Blue Springs, he had a dream. “I played Little League football, and we’d go to all the Blue Springs South-Blue Springs football games,” said Brewer, the starting quarterback for the No. 10-ranked Jaguars. “I’d be sitting in the stands dreaming about playing in that game, and now I have the chance to make that dream come true Friday night.” The 19th Cat Clash takes place at 7 p.m. Friday at Larry Stewart Memorial Stadium, where Brewer and his Jaguar teammates hope to keep their offense in high gear. Brewer and the Jaguars totaled 484 yards of offense in last week’s 44-14 victory

over Lee’s Summit. “That was a great confidence booster,” said Brewer, who was 15 of 17 for 273 yards. “That was a great win to have before playing Blue Springs, because our offense has struggled a couple of times this season, but it all came together pretty well last week.” When Brewer was throwing the ball, he was handing off to running back Khorey Kilgore, who rushed for 118 yards on just six carries. “It all starts up front and our line has been great all season,” Kilgore said. “Dalton is doing a great job at quarterback and I think we’re a much better team now than we were at the start of the season. “I can’t stress how important our line is, but right now, everyone is contributing on offense and our defense is great. I think that win over Lee’s Summit was a big win because we were coming off the (28-0) loss

to Rockhurst and we needed to make some good things happen. “We’re as confident right now as we have been any time this season.” Kilgore can’t wait for Friday night. “I’m a senior, we’re playing Blue Springs on our home field.” Kilgore said, “it doesn’t get much better than that. Our coaches tell us to approach each game the same, to work hard and to be prepared every Friday night – and I think we’ve done that this season. “But a rivalry game – especially a rival like Blue Springs – is just so much fun. It’s the game you think about when the schedule first comes out. They’re the guys we see all the time. They’re good guys, and we have so much respect for them and their coaches – but we also want to beat them. In the regular season, it doesn’t get any

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Blue Springs South Jaguars PASSING Name Dalton Brewer Chris Swingle

Comp 25 2

Att 69 4

Yds TD Int 479 7 3 18 0 0

RUSHING Name Khorey Kilgore Dalton Brewer Trey Ervin Brandin Dandridge Milan Storay

Att 65 48 23 2 7

Yds 486 194 134 71 26

Avg 7.5 4.0 5.8 35.5 3.7

TD 5 3 0 1 0

RECEIVING Name Brandin Dandridge Khorey Kilgore Trey Ervin Kris Butts Kendall Blanton

Rec 10 6 4 3 2

Yds 192 129 79 53 26

Avg 19.2 21.5 19.8 17.7 13.0

TD 3 3 0 0 1

SCORING Name TD 2pt Khorey Kilgore 8 0 Brandin Dandridge 5 0 Dalton Brewer 3 0 Dallas Hoffman 0 0 Chris Swingle 1 0 PUNTING Name Parker Niemeyer

FG PAT Pts 0 0 48 0 0 30 0 0 18 0 11 11 0 1 7

P Yds Avg 20 737 36.9

Lg I20 53 –

Stats through 6 games/Source: MaxPreps.com


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Blue Springs Wildcats No. Name

Pos.

Yr.

Hgt.

Wgt.

1 Dalvin Warmack RB Jr. 5-9 177 2 Blane Howell K Jr. 6-0 155 3 Justin Fain QB/P Jr. 6-0 190 4 Kaleb Prewett DB Jr. 6-2 200 5 DaShaughn Terry DB/WR Sr. 6-1 173 5 Jayme Allen DB Jr. 5-8 145 6 Alex Johnson DB Sr. 5-10 165 6 Jason Smidt WR Soph. 5-9 148 7 Gabe LaVar QB Soph. 5-11 160 8 Darrius Shepherd WR Jr. 6-0 170 9 Alex Dunkle DB Sr. 6-4 195 10 James Williams WR Sr. 6-1 195 11 Elijah Lee DL/FB Jr. 6-3 210 12 Chase Weber WR Sr. 5-10 175 13 Antwon President DB/WR Jr, 5-10 165 14 William Harden DB Soph. 5-11 175 15 Wylson Lamb QB/P Sr. 6-2 195 15 Jeremy King DB Soph. 5-8 120 16 Dyllon Williams QB Soph. 5-7 130 16 Austin Ferguson TE Sr. 6-3 185 17 Donte Watkins DB Sr. 5-11 170 18 Jonathan Fink QB Soph. 6-0 170 19 Austin Reffitt DB Soph. 5-8 146 20 Christian Lintzen FB Jr. 6-0 210 21 Collyn Allen FB Jr, 5-10 200 22 Ross Baker WR Soph. 5-5 125 23 Dalton Frike LB Soph. 5-9 155 24 Ryan Workman LB Soph. 5-11 154 25 Donald Garcia TB Jr. 5-10 175 25 Zach Robinson LB Soph. 6-1 190 26 Lane Williamson TB Soph. 5-6 142 26 Drew Tibbs LB Soph. 6-0 180 27 Nate Carlton TB Soph. 5-7 155 28 Eddie Morse LB Jr. 6-0 200 29 T.J. McKelvy DB Sr. 5-7 164 30 Mason Lalli LB Sr. 5-11 200 31 Ja’Kealon Chase WR Soph. 5-9 162 32 Gene Parnell RB Soph. 5-7 191 33 Terry Calahan LB Jr. 6-1 175 34 Zane Heiter LB Soph. 5-8 146 35 Jordan Bardwell WR/K Sr. 6-1 180 35 Paul Cornish LB Soph. 5-9 212 36 Will Smith LB Sr. 5-9 185 37 Khalil Davis DL Soph. 6-1 225 38 Trent Turner DB Soph. 5-11 160 39 Cobi Bissell RB Soph. 5-8 155 40 Haden Kioh LB Sr. 5-11 190 41 Jason Young DL Sr. 6-1 235 42 A.J. Jackson DB Soph. 5-11 165 43 Kenny Manning DL Sr. 6-0 255 44 Weston Mooneyham FB Sr. 5-10 175 45 Evan Wheeler FB Jr. 5-11 185 45 Benjamin Hellon DB Soph. 5-9 146 46 Tyler Blaney FB Sr. 5-10 195 46 Jacob Van Hoecke DL Soph. 6-3 190 47 Trace Oliver DB Jr. 6-0 160 48 Dallas Bowen LB Soph. 5-11 174 49 Gunnar Strickland LB Jr. 6-0 185 50 Austin Sloan DL Jr. 6-4 225 51 Austin Reyes OL Sr. 5-11 250 52 Rasheed Hobbs LB Sr. 5-11 205 53 Kedric Holloway DL Soph. 6-1 225 54 Ryland McClain OL Soph. 5-7 220 Jr. 5-7 180 55 Patipon Bunyarrataphantu DB 55 Dallas Bowen LB Soph. 56 Bryce Thomsen OL Sr. 6-4 270 56 Blake Frisch OL Jr. 6-2 255 58 Nick Morgan OL Soph. 5-9 225 59 Billy Rose OL Soph. 5-9 235 60 Josh Isabel OL Soph. 5-9 205 63 Trevor Longoria OL Soph. 6-0 185 64 Wayne Williams DL Soph. 5-4 230 64 Keonte Braxton DL Sr. 5-5 218 65 Derick Clement DL Sr. 6-0 260 65 Cole Terhune OL Soph. 6-1 200 66 Gary Wright OL Sr. 6-8 315 66 Jayce Pummill OL Soph. 6-0 185 67 Carlos Davis DL Soph. 6-2 237 68 Josh Purcell OL Soph. 69 Austin Raisor OL Soph. 5-10 260 70 Jordan Benson OL Jr. 6-4 250 71 John Keltner OL Sr. 6-0 260 72 Ian Siebold OL Jr. 5-11 280 73 Atlanta McMillian OL Soph. 5-10 225 74 Tre’von Allen OL Soph. 6-3 290 75 Dalton Broyles OL Sr. 6-2 260 75 Terence Lodge OL Sr. 6-2 274 76 Carlos Flores OL Jr. 5-8 250 76 Michael Mashburn DL Soph. 6-1 260 77 Colton Higgins OL Jr. 6-2 240 78 Tyler “Tank” Thompson OL Sr. 6-3 325 79 Nathan Weddle OL Soph. 6-4 260 80 J.T. Batey WR Soph. 6-2 170 81 Kane Harmon WR Soph. 6-2 160 82 Carson Letchworth TE Sr. 6-2 230 83 Jackson Hood TE Soph. 6-2 180 84 Clayton Jackson WR Jr. 5-8 167 85 Marqus Andrews TE Soph. 6-0 185 85 Brady Sons DB Soph. 6-0 150 86 Paxton Hackworth WR Jr. 5-10 140 86 Spencer Foster OL Soph. 87 Jackson Weeks TE Sr. 6-0 195 88 Hayden Combs WR Sr. 6-3 170 89 Chris Lamb WR Sr. 6-0 165 90 Adam Wingate DL Soph. 5-8 155 91 Tyler Benjamin FB/DL Sr. 6-1 215 92 Dalton Talamentez K Soph. 5-10 165 93 Bryant Alvarez DL Soph. 6-0 190 94 Tre’von Warmack DL Soph. 5-11 255 95 Buddy Morrill DL Soph. 6-0 215 95 Jacob Peister DB Soph. 96 Jalen Lawson DL Sr. 6-0 245 96 Ben Theroff LB Soph. 5-9 170 97 Logan Chappell LB Soph. 5-10 170 98 Jordan Lee WR Soph. 5-11 165 99 Jay Mitchell DL Jr. 6-3 195 Head Coach: Kelly Donohoe; Assistant Coaches: Marc Hines, Tim Dade, Damon Alsup, Joe Cusack, Matt Marble, Dave Podjenski, Nolan Hochgrebe, Kent Cramer, Tim McElligott, Brett Anwander, Ryan Luethje, Kolby Lee.

Wildcats Blue Springs quarterback Wylson Lamb, right, tries to break the tackle of Lee’s Summit West defender Michael Holt during their game on Sept. 14. Despite that loss, Lamb has led the Wildcats to a 5-1 start and a 2-0 conference mark.

2012 Schedule (5-1, 2-0 Big Six)

Date Aug. 24 Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26

Opponent W-L Score/Time at St. Joseph Central W 56-13 Park Hill South W 35-14 at Rockhurst W 38-24 Lee’s Summit West L 28-35 (OT) at Liberty W 50-22 Lee’s Summit North W 47-14 at Blue Springs South — 7 p.m. Raymore-Peculiar — 7 p.m. at Lee’s Summit — 7 p.m. First round of district — 7 p.m.

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▼ WHEN THE WILDCATS HAVE THE BALL BLUE SPRINGS OFFENSE

K

2 Blane Howell 6-0, 155, jr.

TB 1 Dalvin Warmack 5-9, 177, jr. 1

QB 15 Wylson Lamb 6-2, 195, sr.

WR 5 DaShaughn Terry 6-1, 173, sr. WR 35 Jordan Bardwell 6-1, 180, sr.

CB 24 Brandin Dandridge 5-10, 170, jr.

FB 46 Tyler Blaney 5-10, 195, sr.

RT 70 Jordan Benson 6-4, 250, jr.

RG 71 John Keltner 6-0, 260, sr.

DE 88 Josh Menard 6-2, 180, sr.

C 51 Austin Reyes 5-11, 250, sr.

DT 73 Cole West 6-1, 300, jr.

FS 17 Jordan Conaty 6-4, 195, sr. 81 Parker Niemeyer 6-0, 225, sr.

LG 75 LT 78 TE 82 Dalton Broyles Tyler Thompson Carson Letchworth 6-2, 260, sr. 6-3, 325, sr. 6-2, 230, sr.

DT 68 Yousef Mahmoud 6-0, 265, jr.

DE 82 Aaron Dougherty 6-0, 215, sr.

CB

3 Kris Butts 5-8, 160, sr.

SLB 42 Daniel Lohman 6-0, 210, sr.

P

8 WR Darrius Shepherd 6-0, 170, jr.

MLB 40 Josh Watson 6-2, 215, sr.

WLB 29 Cameron Klim 6-1, 180, jr.

Jag S 34 Jordan Moon 5-10, 185, sr.

BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH DEFENSE


Jaguars Blue Springs South running back Khorey Kilgore, right, takes a handoff from quarterback Dalton Brewer. The duo, behind an experienced offensive line, has led the Jaguars to a 4-2 start this season. The Examiner file photo

2012 Schedule (4-2, 2-0 Big Six)

Date Aug. 24 Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26

Opponent Truman at Fort Osage Raymore-Peculiar at Staley Rockhurst at Lee’s Summit Blue Springs at Lee’s Summit North Liberty First round of district

W-L Score/Time W 47-13 L 0-6 W 41-34 W 44-33 L 0-28 W 44-14 — 7 p.m. — 7 p.m. — 7 p.m. — 7 p.m.

▼ WHEN THE JAGUARS HAVE THE BALL BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH OFFENSE

FB 21 Khorey Kilgore 5-10, 200, sr.

Flanker Kris Butts 5-8, 160, sr.

TE 81 Parker Niemeyer 6-0, 225, sr.

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CB 5 DaShaughn Terry 6-1, 173, sr.

TB 23 Trey Ervin 5-9, 190, sr.

QB 15 Dalton Brewer 6-2, 205, sr.

RT 63 Luke Weaver 6-2, 265, sr.

DE

K 10 Chris Swingle 5-10, 160, jr.

RG 54 Nick Osgood 6-2, 230, sr.

11 Elijah Lee 6-3, 210, jr.

LB 30 Mason Lalli 5-11, 200, sr.

DL

41 Jason Young 6-1, 235, sr.

C 52 Alex McClain 6-0, 270, sr.

LG 60 LT 58 SE 24 Ryland Massey Kyle Burdick Brandin Dandridge 6-2, 265, sr. 6-2, 240, sr. 5-10, 170, jr.

DL 65 Derick Clement 6-0, 260, sr.

LB 52 Rasheed Hobbs 5-11, 205, sr.

DE 50 Austin Sloan 6-4, 225, jr.

CB 6 Alex Johnson 5-10, 165, sr.

LB 49 Gunnar Strickland 6-0, 185, jr. Rover 4 Kaleb Prewett 6-2, 200, jr.

P 15 Wylson Lamb 6-2, 195, sr.

FS 17 Donte Watkins 5-11, 170, sr.

BLUE SPRINGS DEFENSE

BS South Jaguars No. Name Pos. Yr. Hgt. Wgt. 1 DJ Brownlee WR/DB Jr. 6-1 180 2 Donny Monroe FB/LB Sr. 5-8 200 3 Kris Butts WR/DB Sr. 5-8 160 4 Dre White WR/DB Sr. 5-10 150 5 Landon Heriford WR/DB Soph. 5-8 145 5 Robert Jones WR/DB Jr. 5-9 180 6 Austin Eads WR/DB Sr. 5-10 160 7 Caleb Roddy WR/LB Sr. 6-0 205 8 Tyler Layton WR/DB Sr. 5-8 135 8 Tanner Lucas QB/DB Soph. 5-10 170 9 Cole Connors WR/DB Jr. 5-8 150 10 Chris Swingle QB/DB Jr. 5-10 160 10 Austin Krantz WR/DB Soph. 6-0 155 11 Kendall Blanton TE/DL Jr. 6-6 220 11 Cameron Miller QB/DB Soph. 5-10 160 12 Emery Ester RB/DB Jr. 6-0 200 13 Austin Cobb WR/DB Jr. 5-11 175 14 Alex McClafferty QB/DL Sr. 6-3 195 15 Dalton Brewer QB Sr. 6-2 205 15 Hayden Watts RB/DB Soph. 5-10 155 16 Keeyon Incle WR/DB Soph. 5-10 140 17 Jordan Conaty DB/QB Sr. 6-4 195 17 Asaph Ward WR/DB Soph. 5-6 155 18 Dylan Hernandez WR/DB Sr. 6-2 170 19 Evan Ledford WR/DB Jr. 6-0 170 20 Amel Cofield RB/LB Jr. 5-11 180 20 Derrick Wiley RB/DB Soph. 5-6 140 21 Khorey Kilgore RB Sr. 5-10 200 22 Dallas Hoffman WR/DB Jr. 6-0 170 23 Trey Ervin RB/DB Sr. 5-9 190 24 Brandin Dandridge WR/DB Jr. 5-10 170 25 JJ Kirwin WR/DB Sr. 5-9 175 25 Gabe Argotsinger RB/DB Jr. 5-8 175 26 Colton Pogue K/QB/LB Jr. 6-0 195 27 Chace Mason RB/LB Jr. 5-8 200 28 AJ Smith WR/DB Sr. 6-0 185 29 Cameron Klim RB/LB Jr. 6-1 180 30 Taron Barkley-Fields RB/DB Soph. 5-10 140 30 Dalton Kenig RB/DB Jr. 5-0 130 31 Hasan Jadallah RB/DB Sr. 5-6 180 32 Andrew Davis RB/LB Soph. 5-8 180 33 Cole Foley RB/LB Soph. 5-9 160 34 Jordan Moon DB/RB Sr. 5-10 185 35 Jaylon Jones WR/DB Jr. 5-10 170 35 Brady Martin WR/LB Soph. 5-10 145 36 Milan Storay TE/LB Jr. 6-0 235 37 John Boynton RB/LB Jr. 6-0 180 38 Trey Jimboy RB/DL Jr. 6-0 190 39 David Dye RB/LB Soph. 5-9 165 40 Xavier Buckner RB/DB Soph. 5-11 165 40 Josh Watson TE/LB Jr. 6-2 215 41 Austin Smith TE/DL Jr. 6-0 210 42 Daniel Lohman TE/LB Sr. 6-0 210 43 Gerryn Dudley RB/DB Jr. 5-6 160 44 Kyle Yowell RB/LB Sr. 5-10 195 45 Stone Cook WR/DB Jr. 5-5 135 45 Tyler Gee WR/DB Soph. 5-5 145 46 Jaime Umana RB/DB Soph. 5-6 170 47 Kyle Roustic WR/DB Jr. 5-7 145 48 Mitch Depew TE/LB Sr. 5-9 200 49 Sam House RB/LB Soph. 5-8 170 50 Wyatt Parker OL/DL Jr. 6-1 190 50 Dakota Lane OL/DL Soph. 5-11 180 51 Jacob Jones OL/DL Jr. 6-0 255 52 Alex McClain OL/DL Sr. 6-0 270 53 Nick Towler OL/DL Sr. 5-10 200 54 Nick Osgood OL/DL Sr. 6-2 230 55 Drake Busker OL/DL Jr. 5-9 155 56 Parker Spaw OL/DL Jr. 6-1 244 57 Sterling Umstattd OL/DL Jr. 5-10 160 58 Kyle Burdick OL/DL Sr. 6-2 240 59 Trent Fisher OL/DL Sr. 6-3 240 60 Ryland Massey OL/DL Sr. 5-10 220 60 John Pierre OL/DL Soph. 5-8 205 61 Duncan Edmondson OL/DL Jr. 6-1 230 62 Andrew Lyttle OL/DL Sr. 5-8 180 63 Luke Weaver OL/DL Sr. 6-2 265 64 Christian Boyles OL/DL Soph. 5-10 235 65 Brandon Eaton OL/DL Jr. 6-0 260 66 Blake Gorman OL/DL Soph. 5-11 220 67 Nathan Spangrud OL/DL Jr. 5-7 210 68 Yousef Mahmoud DL/OL Jr. 6-0 265 69 Austin Shrout OL/DL Jr. 5-11 260 69 Weston Hansuld OL/DL Soph. 5-7 150 70 Tucker Peve OL/DL Sr. 6-4 300 70 Matt Miller OL/DL Soph. 5-9 200 72 Logan Trowbridge OL/DL Soph. 6-1 180 73 Cole West OL/DL Jr. 6-1 300 74 Ben Lancaster OL/DL Soph. 5-11 215 75 Riley Roach OL/DL Jr. 5-10 200 75 Brandon Billings OL/DL Soph. 5-9 210 76 Shane Beebe OL/DL Soph. 5-10 185 77 Jess Pittman OL/DL Jr. 5-6 200 78 Ryan Stricklan OL/DL Jr. 6-0 240 79 James Willis OL/DL Soph. 5-9 220 80 Connor Kelley WR/DB Jr. 5-10 150 80 Zacare Massey WR/DB Soph. 5-10 150 81 Parker Niemeyer TE/DL Sr. 6-0 225 82 Aaron Dougherty TE/DL Sr. 6-0 215 83 Jose Garchitorema WR/DB Jr. 5-7 150 84 Ali Atie TE/DL Jr. 6-2 215 85 Ethan Grumke WR/DB Sr. 5-9 170 85 Matt Epps OL/LB Soph. 5-11 180 86 Blake Wyatt TE/DL Sr. 6-2 220 87 Caleb Humphreys TE/DB Jr. 6-0 170 88 Josh Menard WR/DL Sr. 6-2 180 89 Tyler Blair WR/DB Jr. 5-10 150 90 Jackson Schroeder TE/DL Soph. 6-3 175 90 Zach Kudlinski WR/DB Soph. 5-10 155 91 Tyree Kidd TE/DL Jr. 5-9 195 92 Chagdrick Berger TE/DL Soph. 5-9 230 93 Josh Casey TE/LB Soph. 6-3 190 94 Derrion Thomas WR/DB Soph. 6-0 160 95 Tyler LaMasters WR/DB Soph. 5-10 140 95 Michael Gordon RB/DB Soph. 5-9 175 96 Zach Mason OL/DL Soph. 5-7 180 97 Josh Hugg RB/DB Soph. 5-4 105 Head Coach: Greg Oder. Assistant Coaches: Kelly Groom, Adam Courter, Mike Fansher, Jamie Fournier, Ryan Gettings, Justin Zimmerman, Dan Sundberg, Mike Moon, Matt Reynolds, Dustin Spencer, Corey Sudhoff, Willie Horn.


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Cat Clash: Blue Springs/Blue Springs South Showdown 2012

A large difference ‘It all starts up front’ for Wildcats as Keltner, Thompson anchor strong line By Bill Althaus bill.althaus@examiner.net

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Blue Springs offensive linemen John Keltner, left, and Tyler ‘Tank’ Thompson have made a big difference in clearing the way for junior running back Dalvin Warmack and senior quarterback Wylson Lamb.

It doesn’t matter how intense the spotlight is that shines on Blue Springs running back Dalvin Warmack, the junior standout immediately steps aside to make sure the members of the Wildcats offensive line get their moment in the limelight. “I’m nothing without the line and our coaches,” said Warmack, who scored four touchdowns in last week’s 47-14 victory over Lee’s Summit North. “Those guys open holes big enough for you to run through.” And two of the Wildcats best are seniors Tyler “Tank” Thompson, a 325-pound left tackle, and John Keltner, an all-state guard. They anchor a line that is so good that it’s getting plenty of attention. The other starters are seniors Austin Reyes, the center, and Dalton Broyles, the left guard, and junior right tackle Jordan Benson. “It all starts up front,” coach Kelly Donohoe said, “and the guys on our line have done a great job this season. They bring it every game, every down, every play.” First-year full-time starter Wylson Lamb is settling into a groove as the Wildcats quarterback and enjoyed a big game last week, completing 10 of 15 passes for 201 yards and a touchdown. “Our line is great,” Lamb said. “I have so much confidence in them and I know our backs feel the same way.” As the Class 6 No. 2-ranked Wildcats head into Friday night’s Cat Clash at No. 10 Blue Springs South, the team that wins the battle of the trenches will have an edge on winning the Suburban Big Six showdown. “This season has gone pretty well,” Thompson said, “with the exception of the loss to (Lee’s Summit) West. But we all see that as a wake-up call. West is a good team,

and we took a lot of things away from that game that will help us the rest of the season. “With our line, our skill people and our defense, we have the chance to go a long way. And the guys on the line want to make good things happen. We have a great chemistry and work hard. People ask us if we’re going to work harder this week because we’re playing South and I tell them we can’t work any harder than we’ve been working because we give it 100 percent every time we’re out on the field. “But it’s a different week at school when we play South. Everyone comes up and asks, ‘How you looking?’ or ‘Are you ready?’ and I say, ‘Of course we’re ready.’ We beat them in districts last year and they still wound up going to state and winning a state championship. “We think we have a team that’s capable of going to state this year and I know they feel the same way. It’s a big game for both teams, and I know they’re going to be working as hard as we are. It should be a great game.” Keltner agrees with his line mate. “It’s so great to be a part of a game like this because a lot of high school players never experience anything like that excitement that comes with playing a big rival,” Keltner said. “I’ve known about this rivalry since I was in the seventh grade. In the eighth grade I knew it was huge and then when I went to the Freshman Center, with kids who would go to South, it got even bigger. All I thought about back then was playing in this game, and now I’m a senior and this one’s it – the last time to play South. “It’s going to be a crazy week at school, with everyone asking us about South. We focus on every opponent, and take each game one at a time. And now, it’s time to focus on South. It doesn’t get any bigger because they’re our big rival and they’re our next opponent. “It’s go time and game on! And I can’t wait.”


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Insider’s view

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(Above) Blue Springs South senior safety Jordan Moon has been witness or played in ‘14 or 15’ of the 18 games against Blue Springs in his lifetime. He will play in No. 19 Friday. (Below) Jordan walks off the field with his father, Mike, before he became a Jaguar himself.

Blue Springs South safety Jordan Moon has a unique perspective on the Cat Clash By Bill Althaus bill.althaus@examiner.net

Other than a few assorted coaches on the sidelines at Friday night’s much anticipated Cat Clash between crosstown rivals Blue Springs and the host Blue Springs South Jaguars, no one has witnessed as many of these games as Jordan Moon. The South senior defensive back is the son of Jaguar assistant coach Mike Moon and the younger brother of former South standout Logan Moon. “This is the 19th time Blue Springs and South have played – the series is tied 9-all – and I think I’ve probably been to at least 14 or 15 of them,” Jordan Moon said. “I’m sure my mom took me when I was too young to remember the games, and I was a ball boy from the time I was a kindergartner until the eighth grade. “Then, I was a freshman football player and went to all the games so I’ve seen just

about all of them.” Jordan could play a big role for the defending Class 6 state champion Jaguars in Friday night’s contest as the Wildcats offense has piled up the points this season. “We’re going to have to play a great defensive game to win Friday night because Blue Springs has a great team,” Jordan said. “They are well-coached and have great players. This is such a big game, it’s the game everyone at Blue Springs and Blue Springs South look forward to every year. “I remember when I was a ball boy and my dad was a coach I’d dream about playing in it one day, and now, I’m a senior and this is my last time to play Blue Springs. I’m going to miss it – it’s such a great rivalry.” Growing up in Blue Springs, Jordan played youth football with many of the players he will line up against Friday night at

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Cat Clash: Blue Springs/Blue Springs South Showdown 2012

Jaguar Pride, Golden Regiment bands set for show By Kelly Evenson kelly.evenson@examiner.net

No matter who is asked in the music departments of Blue Springs South or Blue Springs High School, the annual showdown between the two powerhouse teams is no different than any other football game. “The bands in the Blue Springs District strive to encourage a mutual appreciation for each other’s effort,” said Ken Hansen, director of bands at Blue Springs South. “We feel that music is not a competition against each other, instead it a competition against ourselves. The Blue Springs School District has an outstanding tradition of excellent marching bands, and we expect to maintain that tradition.” This is a home game for Blue Springs South, so the Jaguar Pride will perform during halftime. The 2012 field show is “Follow Me” with music by Benoit Jutras. “We selected a show that we felt best showcased our students’ talents and challenged them to achieve excellence while at the same time providing a highly entertaining show for the audience,” said Hansen, who just started his

first year at Blue Springs South. “Our students had a great summer camp. They have adapted very well to the new leadership here at Blue Springs South, and the students have proven to be very motivated to be a great band. It is a pleasure and an honor to work with them each day.” The 2012 field show for Blue Springs High School is “Up.” “The members of the Golden Regiment have been incredibly focused and a blast to work sideby-side with,” Allshouse said. “We always hope the end product is great, but the process is equally if not more important and that has been the real story of the season thus far.” In addition to the weekly football games, both marching bands have an active competition season. Blue Springs South will compete in the Blue Springs Marching Invitational; the Park Hill Marching Band Festival; the Renegade Revue in Tulsa, Okla.; the Odessa Marching Invitational and the Mizzou Champion of Champions in Columbia, Mo. “Our goal for this year is to improve daily in all phases of the music program. We have a great

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JAGUAR PRIDE band family and we strive to work together to achieve success together,” Hansen said. “The wonderful thing about band is that it is subjective. We define our own success. We try to be successful during every rehearsal and every performance.” For Blue Springs High School, Webb City; the Broken Arrow Invitational in Broken Arrow,

Okla.; and Bands of America Super Regionals in St. Louis and Atlanta, Ga. are on the schedule. The band will also be traveling to Hawaii in November. “We prepare for every show and every game the same way. It is always about consistency,” Allshouse said. “The goal remains consistent from year to year – ‘A cul-

ture of unstoppable commitment.’ We hope at the end of the season that through the medium of marching band that we have been able to as a group learn character traits such as perseverance, hard work, commitment, personal sacrifice for the good of the group and giving of oneself to something that is larger than themselves.”


"DD9'J8@%6<J6GH Dalton #15, We are proud of your accomplishments on and off the field. Love you, Dad, Mom, Dakota & Dustin

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We are so proud of you. You have grown into such a wonderful young man. We know you have a great future ahead of you. We love you. Good luck the rest of the season.

We are proud of your accomplishments on and off of the field. “Good Luck” You have been great for my four years and four sons!

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Nick, Hope you are having a blast your senior year – we have enjoyed watching you play football all these years!! Love Mom, Dad, Aunt Lori , Uncle Gary, Grandma Sandy & Grandma Carolyn.

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Cat Clash: Blue Springs/Blue Springs South Showdown 2012

Cat Clash Showdown History Blue Springs South 9, Blue Springs 9

Year: Score Highlight 1994: BS South 38, Blue Springs 13 Eddie Brooks’ 3 TDs lead Jaguars in first clash. 1996: Blue Springs 7, BS South 6, OT Ladell Betts’ 155 second-half yards lift Wildcats. 1997: Blue Springs 20, BS South 6 Joe Kinder’s 3 TD passes stop Jaguars. 1998: BS South 35, Blue Springs 28 Jeff Keele’s 2 interceptions, 2 sacks spark Jag upset. 1999: BS South 32, Blue Springs 13 David Harris’ TD catch and key interception powers Jags. 2000: Blue Springs 20, BS South 10 Wildcats rally from 10-6 deficit. 2001: Blue Springs 15, BS South 14 Andrew Tuggle gets winning TD with broken shoulder. 2002: BS South 21, Blue Springs 10 South sparked by Brandon Beecher TD run, key interception 2003: Blue Springs 21, BS South 12 Cats get four interceptions, one for a touchdown. 2004: Blue Springs 14, BS South 13 Jordan Pellock blocks Jags’ last-second FG attempt. 2005: BS South 28, Blue Springs 21 Jeremy Mack’s 2 TD catches, 3 interceptions lift Jags. 2006: BS South 34, Blue Springs 3 Jags QB Blaine Dalton and stellar defense prevail. 2006: BS South 28, Blue Springs 24 Dalton throws 4 TDs, including winner to Kellen Bartlett. 2007: BS South 24, Blue Springs 14 Dalton rides again with 3 TDs (2 passing, 1 running). 2008: BS South 42, Blue Springs 15 Dalton stars again to pummel undefeated Wildcats. 2009: Blue Springs 42, BS South 0 Blue Springs’ Darrian Miller rushes for six touchdowns. 2010: Blue Springs 42, BS South 35, 2OT Miller leads Wildcat comeback from 28-6 third-quarter deficit. 2011: Blue Springs 26, BS South 21 Despite injury, Kyle Brown leads Cats with 2 TD runs, TD pass. 2012: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, Larry Stewart Memorial Stadium, Blue Springs South High School

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bigger than this game, and I can’t wait to play in it.” Both Kilgore and Brewer were backups last season, although each saw playing time in both the Blue Springs contest and the Jaguars’ eventual state championship victory. “This game is so much fun, there is so much excitement, at school and also in the community,” Brewer said, “and this year, it will mean even more to the seniors because you want to beat your biggest rival when you’re a senior. They are such

a great team and the rivalry gets everyone excited.” Kilgore agrees. “When I was a freshman, everyone talked about Blue Springs and Blue Springs South and their football teams,” said Kilgore, who attended the Freshman Center (where students go on to attend South or Blue Springs high schools). “You knew it was a big deal, but you don’t realize how big of a deal it is until you get to your high school. “And then, when you get to play in the game, you realize it’s huge. And being a senior makes it even more meaningful.”

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Larry Stewart Memorial Stadium. “The best thing about this rivalry is that it’s a good rivalry where you’re playing against guys you grew up playing football with,” Jordan said. “It’s not one of those hated rivalries where you hate everyone on the other team. I have a lot of friends who play football at Blue Springs. “We all want the bragging rights, but when it’s over, it’s over and we can shake hands and still be good friends.” But it ends with the friendship. You’re never going to find Jordan Moon in purple-and-gold Wildcat gear. “When I was a little kid, I wouldn’t even write with a purple pen,” Jordan said, laughing. “It’s not quite that bad now. My brother plays baseball at the University of Central Arkansas, and their colors are purple and gray, so I make sure I wear their colors that have more gray than purple. There’s just something about wearing that purple …” It might surprise some Jaguar fans to find

out that Jordan and his dad don’t talk football 24/7. “If I ask him about a game, or something, we’ll talk about it,” Jordan said, “but we don’t talk football all the time. It might be a topic of conversation on a car ride to school or a car ride home after a game, but we talk about other stuff besides football. People are surprised when I tell them that since he’s a coach and I play – but we mostly just talk about stuff all guys talk about with their dads.” South lost to Blue Springs in district play last year, but rebounded to win the state championship while the Wildcats were home watching on television. “I know they’re really going to want to win this game because of what happened last year,” Jordan said, “and I don’t blame them. If we hadn’t won state last year, it would have been tough to have lost to Blue Springs in districts. It’s huge to win state – it’s why you play. But if you can’t win state, you want to win this game. Every week, every game is a big game, but they don’t come much bigger than this one.”


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