Olathe North's "Big Three," consisting of Orange Mooney, Tanner Gentry and Treshawn Root, all found their way into the scoring column early against SM West, fueling the Eagle's 27-point victory.
Root put Olathe North up 7-0 in the first quarter when he took a carry 47-yards to the house. In the second quarter Jordan Bruce connected with Gentry on a 17-yard touchdown pass, which was followed up by an eight-yard touchdown run from Mooney. The Eagles added their fourth touchdown on another run from Root, this time from 26 yards out, to go up 28-0. SM West snuck in late touchdown on a one-yard run from Armani Williams to pull the game to 28-7 as the teams broke for halftime.
In the third quarter Olathe North had one touchdown score--a 30-yard pass from Bruce to Gentry--to go up 34-7. SM West added a touchdown on a three-yard run from Tre Burt to make things 34-14.
Olathe North closed out the game with two touchdowns in the fourth quarter. One on a seven-yard run from Bruce, and then a 57-yard run from Root, to go up 48-21. SM West's lone fourth quarter score came on a 68-yard touchdown run from Burt.
With the win, Olathe North improved to 3-0 on the season. SM West fell to 1-2, marking the first time since 2003 that the Vikings have had a losing record past the first game of the season.
Olathe North is a good team, that goes without saying. SMW learned a lot last night and I am proud of the boys. I hope they can continue to improve as the season goes and make a run in districts. Both teams showed class and short of a few face mask penalties played a clean game.
I was impressed with West's effort as well. Given the host of injuries they're facing (I'm starting to wonder about the conditioning as this seems to be a yearly thing). I thought Armani really played on of his best games, very cool, rolled the pocket stood his ground and made a number of good throws. A few overthrows but all in all pretty good. Spiller was outstanding on offense. Tre ran hard all night, didn't get much help from the patchwork O line in the first half. A few of dropped balls and the one turnover but a largely mistake free game. North just simply physically superior. Viking Dad is right, I take this game as a positive which should prepare the Vikes for a good run late in the year. Hopefully the center can come back from his injury, there were problems on the long/shot gun snaps.
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