#13 Alex Burke throws to receiver Will Oswald for a 50 yard touchdown reception.
#50 Kalen LaHue catches a pass keeping the Blue Jay drive alive.
The second round of district football was Friday, November 2, 2018. The Blue Jays traveled to Stanberry, Missouri, to take on the number one ranked Bulldogs.
Stanberry won the toss and elected to receive the ball. After the kick-off the Bulldogs started on their own 35 yard line. After moving the stick once the Bulldogs found the end zone on a third and short. With a successful two point conversation the score was Stanberry 8, Rock Port 0.
Rock Port started their first drive on the Stanberry 23 yard line. Not able to gain a first down the Jays were forced to punt. After a short return the Bulldogs started on their own 34 yard line and found pay dirt on the second play from scrimmage. The two point conversion failed, and the score was Bulldogs 14, Blue Jays 0.
Starting at the Stanberry 30 yard line, the Jays’ next drive fell short and they found themselves punting again. It was a good punt and the Bulldogs were pinned back at the Rock Port 8 yard line. Driving the length of the field in three plays, Stanberry increased their score to 22, Rock Port 0, after a successful two point conversion.
From the Stanberry 23 yard line, Rock Port found the end zone for the first time. On the third play from scrimmage #13 Alex Burke found #49 Will Oswald for a 59 yard touchdown pass. The two point conversion failed, and the score was Stanberry 22, Rock Port 6.
No. 28 Colten Stevens jumped on the ball on the onside kick. This gave the Blue Jays the ball on their own 28 yard line. No. 34 Joey Herron found the end zone on the third play, covering 24 yards for the touchdown. This made the score Stanberry 22, Rock Port, 12 after the two point conversion failed.
The Bulldogs began their next drive on the Rock Port 39 yard line, quickly finding the end zone again on the fifth play from scrimmage. With a successful two point conversion the score was Bulldogs 30, Blue Jays , Sr., .
The next Blue Jay drive was foiled by the Bulldogs and Rock Port turned the ball over on downs. Stanberry began on their own 36 yard line and found the end zone two plays later. The two point conversion failed and the score was Bulldogs 36, Blue Jays 12.
The first quarter came to an end after the first play of Rock Port’s next drive. On their second play #13 Burke found #49 Oswald again for a 50 yard touchdown reception. The two point conversion failed, and the score was Stanberry 36, Rock Port 18.
No. 12 Holden Farmer jumped on the onside kick attempt to give the Blue Jays the ball on the 40 yard line. No. 50 Kalen LaHue caught a pass to keep the Blue Jay drive alive and #34 Herron found the end zone for the Blue Jays making the score Stanberry 36, Rock Port 24, after the two point attempt failed.
The Bulldogs’ next play began on their own 36 yard line, and ended with a touchdown. The two point conversion was successful, making the score Stanberry 44, Rock Port 24.
The Blue Jays’ next possession came up short and they were forced to punt. The Bulldogs were able to block the punt into the end zone and they recovered the ball for a touchdown. After a successful PAT, the score was Stanberry 51, Rock Port 24.
No. 29 Gavin Abbott found the end zone on the next drive, covering 39 yards to make the touchdown. The two point conversion failed, and the score was Bulldogs 51, Blue Jays 30.
Stanberry answered back quickly on the second play from scrimmage. With the successful PAT kick the score was now Stanberry 58, Rock Port 30.
Rock Port’s next possession started on the Bulldog 37 yard line. After 14 plays, most on the ground with #10 Brock Martin, #13 Burke and #34 Herron, #49 Oswald hauled in a 28 yard reception to set up for a Blue Jay touchdown, added by #34 Herron. This brought the game to half-time with the score Stanberry 58, Rock Port 36.
The Blue Jays were not able to get on the board again until the fourth quarter when #12 Farmer found the end zone and added the two point conversion. The final score was Stanberry 84,Rock Port 44.