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Examiner
  • Show-Me stars rise to rout Kansas

  • Eastern Jackson County was well represented in the 21st annual Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association Country Mart Kansas vs. Missouri All-Star Football Game.

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  • Eastern Jackson County was well represented in the 21st annual Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association Country Mart Kansas vs. Missouri All-Star Football Game.
    Fort Osage quarterback Steven McBee scored the first touchdown and his teammate Mamu Tauiautusa recorded two sacks and blocked a punt as the Missouri squad rolled to a 36-8 victory Thursday night at Lee's Summit North High School.
    “It's great to be a part of a win like this,” said McBee, who suffered a right knee injury early in the game while cutting to his left to avoid an oncoming tackler. “I hate it that I couldn't play the entire game, but it was fun to watch my Missouri teammates have so much success. We all wanted to win our final high school game, and we were able to accomplish that tonight.”
    McBee, who will walk on as a wide receiver at the University of Missouri, said he would have an MRI on the knee today.
    “The trainers here said I couldn't really walk around like I am if I had a tear in my knee,” McBee said, “so I'm trying to stay positive. The win really helps. If we'd have lost, I'm sure my knee would have felt a lot worse.”
    Throughout much of the first period the defense on both sides of the ball ruled, until Kansas quarterback Aaron Ramsey fumbled a shotgun snap and Missouri recovered on its own 30-yard line.
    Six plays later, McBee scored from the 2 to give Missouri a 7-0 lead it never relinquished.
    Kearney's Cole Davis threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Park Hill South's Craig Scott to give Missouri a 14-0 advantage, and a safety on a botched Kansas punt made it 16-0 at halftime.
    Missouri's defense dominated in the closing minutes of the half as Tauiautusa recorded a 5-yard sack on a first-and-10 passing play from the 18. He then blocked a 23-yard field goal attempt by Kansas' Griffin Bins to keep the shutout intact.
    Missouri padded it lead to 22-0 on a 1-yard touchdown run by Marcus Jones (the kick was wide left) early in the third period.
    Kansas then scored its lone touchdown of the game on a 1-yard run by Ramsey. He then hit Anthony Miller on a two-point pass play to account for all of Kansas' points.
    “We wanted the shutout,” said Fort Osage defensive back Joseph Tuimaseve, “but we'll take the win. Our only goal was a win. A shutout would have been nice, but a win is the best part about tonight.”
    Liberty’s Matt Zombo scored on a 32-yard screen pass and Platte County’s Scottie Wilson scored on an 8-yard run to accoun for Missouri's final scores in one of the highest-scoring games in the history of the annual game.
    Page 2 of 2 - “These guys were serious, so were the coaches,” Missouri head coach Ryan Schartz of Fort Osage said after Missouri's third consecutive win in the summer classic. “It's just such an honor to coach and be around such great kids.
    “And to have Steven, Mamu, Joseph and Samson (Sia) from our own Fort Osage football team makes this extra special.”
    Follow Bill Althaus on Twitter: @AlthausEJC
     
     

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