The William Chrisman football team enters district play with some momentum.
Osi Nauer accounted for 115 total yards and a score and Kameron Thomspon scored two touchdowns to lead the Bears to their third win of the season, a 30-14 decision over the host Belton Pirates Friday night.
The Bears improved to 3-6 with their second win in three weeks.
“It was a great team victory, where we had several players step up and make some big plays,” Chrisman coach Matt Perry said. “Our offense was balanced with 170 yards rushing and 100 yards passing.
“We controlled the line of scrimmage on defense, which forced them to throw it. I'm very proud of Rico Alaniz, who scored his first career TD with a 60-yard interception return.”
After falling behind 7-0, Thompson, who finished with 61 yards on 21 carries, capped off a drive with a 1-yard touchdown plunge with 10:49 left in the second quarter to pull the Bears within 7-6.
The Pirates extended their lead to 14-6, but Thompson scored on a 5-yard run with 38 seconds left in the first half to make 14-13 Belton at halftime.
Nauer, who had 70 yards rushing and 45 yards passing, put Chrisman ahead to stay at 20-14 with a 28-yard touchdown run with 7:46 left in the third quarter.
Chrisman kicker Mitchell Cory booted a 20-yard field goal with 3:07 left in the fourth quarter.
On Belton’s ensuing possession, Alaniz picked off a pass and returned it 60 yards for a score to seal the victory for the Bears.
Because they’re in a four-game district, the Bears will get next Friday off.
GRAIN VALLEY 37, RAYTOWN SOUTH 0: Grain Valley built a 21-0 halftime lead and never looked back to blank Raytown South in a Suburban Small Seven game Friday
The Eagles held the Cardinals to just 108 total yards, including just 46 on the ground, and forced four turnovers to improve to 6-3 heading into Class 4 District 7 play next week.
Running back Jamore Goulden ran for 99 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries and quarterback had nine carries for 84 yards and two scores to spark the Eagles.
Keller scored on runs of 2 and 34 yards to put Grain Valley up 14-0 with 1:45 left in the first half.
Goulden then cashed in one of Raytown South’s four turnovers with a 1-yard touchdown plunge with 41 seconds left in the half.
Goulden ran for a 5-yard score and Keller connected with Logan Pratt for a 42-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter.
Jack Knust capped the win with a 24-yard field goal with 7:37 left to play.
Hunter Newsom, Brayden Terry and Cavon Brooks each had an interception for the Eagles.
OAK GROVE 20, WARRENSBURG 14: Oak Grove built a 14-0 lead and held off Warrensburg for an MRVC West win in the regular season finale Friday.
Nate Foster scored on a 5-yard run in the first quarter and Clay Griffin scored on a run early in the second quarter for a 14-0 lead.
After Warrensburg pulled within 14-7, Jamison Kirk caught a 68-yard touchdown pass from Hunter Jones to put the Panthers ahead 20-7 with 4:58 left in the first half.
The defense held off the Tigers in the second half to improve to 4-5 entering Class 3 District 7 play next week.
LEE’S SUMMIT 56, TRUMAN 6: Truman fell to 1-8 overall entering Class 5 District 7 play with a Suburban Large Seven loss to host Lee’s Summit Friday.
The Patriots finished 1-5 in conference play and will be the No. 4 seed in the district.
ST. MICHAEL 31, CLINTON 12: Ellis Edwards ran for 114 yards and two touchdowns to lead St. Michael the Archangel Catholic to a victory over visiting Clinton Friday at Lee’s Summit North High School.
Edwards scored on a 7-yard run at the 10:27 mark of the second quarter to put the Guardians ahead.
Keaton Egerton connected with Noland Boyer for a 70-yard touchdown pass at the 5:24 mark to make it 14-0 at halftime.
Max Ellis booted a 40-yard field goal in the third period before Clinton cut it to 17-6.
Egerton scored on a 3-yard run and Edwards scored on an 18-yard run less than a minute apart in the fourth quarter to seal the win for the Guardians, who head into Class 3 District 7 play with a 3-6 record.