Raymore-Peculiar lost a Suburban Big Six conference match 41-14 to undefeated Blue Springs Oct. 18 at Raymore-Peculiar.
Blue Springs’ Dalvin Warmack received the opening kickoff and was taken down at Ray-Pec’s 25-yard line. Warmack scored on the next play on a 75-yard run with 11:42 minutes left.
Ray-Pec fumbled on the responding kickoff and Blue Springs recovered the ball on their 20-yard line. Subsequent drives resulted in Warmack running for 7 yards to cross the goal line with 10:15 left in the first quarter.
Ray-Pec took the kickoff with Marcus Zweifel returning to the 26-yard line. However, within the next two pass plays, a fumble resulted in the Wildcats taking possession on their own 29-yard line. Warmack ran it into the end zone, this time for 30 yards with 9:09 left in the first quarter, giving Blue Springs a 21-0 lead.
Blue Spring’s Warmack ran for a 64-yard touchdown with 5:42 left in the half. On the next Wildcat score, Ian Brown connected with Cobi Bissell for a 20-yard pass 1:30 left. Ray-Pec ended their first half on a sour note as Wildcat Kaleb Prewitt picked off a pass by Blake Skeed to score a touchdown with 0:47 left in the first half.
The third quarter passed quickly as the mercy clock was in effect and each team held the other off. However, with 0:37 left in the quarter, Ray-Pec broke their scoring silence when Isaiah Truss ran for a 26-yard touchdown.
Dallas Hillie answered with a successful extra point to make the score 41-7. The Panthers followed up with a touchdown on a 1-yard run by Baylee Custer with 9:56 left in the game.
“Against good football teams you can’t give up an 80-yard run on the first play,” Raymore-Peculiar head coach Tom Kruse said. “We didn’t field the kickoff on the next play and on our first offensive play we fumble; the next thing you know it’s 21 to nothing. You can’t do that against a Blue Springs they are a good football team. I thought our kids came out in the second half and competed, we battled and got a little bit better; our goal right now is to look to Lee’s Summit North next week.”
Skeed completed five of 18 passes for 45 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. Cole Kruse had one of eight passes for 13 yards.
Truss carried the ball for 42 yards and Logan Moore for 23 yards. Bubba Blackburn had six total tackles and Dallas Hillie had five.
The Panthers, 3-5, travel to Lee’s SUmmit North for a conference clash at 7 p.m. tonight.