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Blair Oaks falls to Moberly, 48-18

Blair Oaks falls to Moberly, 48-18

August 31st, 2013 in News

MOBERLY, Mo. - Moberly was a tough matchup for Blair Oaks on Friday night. The Spartans' offense couldn't be stopped.

The Class 4 Spartans scored on the opening kickoff and didn't look back, blasting the Class 2 Falcons 48-18 in the season opener for both teams.

"They've got a lot of good athletes out there," Blair Oaks head coach Brad Drehle said. "They took advantage of running a lot of bodies out there. And as they did, our kids got tired and they were able to take advantage of that speed."

Gregg Bain didn't waste much time in ruining Blair Oaks' night, returning the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown. He then found the end zone from 5 yards out with 3:07 left in the opening quarter to make it 13-0.

Moberly didn't let up in the second quarter. Justin Connaway hit Blake Joiner for a 13-yard touchdown pass with 9:27 left before halftime to make it 20-0.

Blair Oaks got on the scoreboard with 6:02 remaining in the second quarter on a 10-yard scamper from Caleb Bischoff to make it 20-6.

Moberly made it 26-6 with 3:22 to go before halftime, as Connaway and Joiner teamed up again.

Blair Oaks opened the third quarter with a long drive before fumbling the ball away. Moberly's Chris Palmer scored on the next play to make it 33-6 with 9:18 to go in the period.

Blair Oaks made it 33-12 when Jordan Hair hit Haydn Lock for a 1-yard touchdown pass with 7:26 to go in the third quarter.

It didn't take long for the Spartans to respond, as Palmer scored again to make it 41-12 with 5:42 left in the third.

Hair hit Lock for an 8-yard score with 2:54 to go in the third to make it 41-18 before Moberly's Dimaja Smith scored on an 11-yard run with 21 seconds left in the period to make it 48-18.

Moberly finished the contest with 328 yards on 38 carries, went 10-of-21 passing for 328 yards and had 14 first downs. Blair Oaks rushed 38 times for 191 yards, went 27-of-41 passing for 238 yards and had 23 first downs.

Blair Oaks (0-1) looks for its first win of the season Friday against Owensville.

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