The Rock Port Blue Jay cheerleaders kept the spirit in the crowd alive during the football match up between Rock Port and NorthWest Nodaway, with the Blue Jays beating the Muskets 56-0.

Tight end Trey Peshek seals the end and fullback Colten Stevens lead blocks for runningback Joey Herron as he comes around the left side.

Junior Cayden Criger helped keep the Muskets from getting the yards with a steady defense.

Freshman running back Micah Makings scored a touchdown for the Blue Jays plus a two-point conversion during the game against NorthWest Nodaway on Friday, September 20.

The Rock Port Blue Jays traveled to Burlington Junction Friday, September 20, to take on NorthWest Nodaway for the fourth game of the season. To start the game the Blue Jays received the ball. With the ball on the 22 yard line the Jays marched down the field in seven plays with yardage from runningback Joey Herron and fullback Colten Stevens, before Herron would break a 33 yard run to put the first points on the board with 9:22 left on the clock. The two point conversion was good, 8-0.

The Blue Jay defense would stop the Muskets in three forcing them to punt. With a 12-yard kick the Jays took full advantage of a short field and freshman runningback Micah Makings punched it in for six. His two-point conversion was good, making the score 16-0.

The Muskets would get the ball on their 25 yard line where once again the Jays’ defense would hold them on a fourth and five. Once again, the Blue Jays would have a short field starting on the Musket 32 yard line. Quarterback Alex Burke hit fullback Colten Stevens on a wheel route. Stevens would cut back inside and pick up 18 yards moving the ball to the 15 yard line. Stevens took Burke’s handoff to the seven yard line and on the next play quarterback Alex Burke would go up the middle for six. Stevens’ two-point conversion was good bringing the score to 24-0, Rock Port, with 3:50 left in the first quarter.

The Muskets recovered the onside kick at the 40 yard line. This would be the Muskets’ only successful drive as they connected on two long pass plays and a quarterback keeper to get on the board. The two-point conversion was no good, and the score was 24-6. The Muskets’ kick-off went into the end zone for a touchback giving the Jays the ball on the 15 yard line. As the Blue Jay offense moved the ball to mid-field time would expire on the first quarter. During the second play from the line of scrimmage, Burke would connect with receiver Gabe Abbott for a 27 yard catch and run moving the ball to the eight yard line. The Jays would get their first penalty with a hold, but two plays later Burke would sneak in for six behind his center, Cayden Criger. Burke’s two-point conversion was no good. The score was now 30-6 Rock Port.

Joey Herron put the kick-off into the endzone and the Muskets would start on the 15 yard line. The Muskets tried to go to a passing game but they were unsuccessful, forcing them to punt the ball. Quarterback Alex Burke would give the ball to Micah Makings on a six yard dive. Fullback Stevens’ two-point conversion was good making the score 38-6.

The Muskets would have some success moving the ball past midfield before throwing an interception to Gabe Abbott. The very next play Joey Herron would go 77 yards for a touchdown. Stevens’ two-point conversion was good giving the Jay a 46-6 lead with 4.3 seconds left in the first half.

Following halftime, Rock Port kicked off and on the first play from the line of scrimmage NorthWest Nodaway fumbled and Rock Port’s Micah Makings recovered. Four plays later Stevens would end the ball game with a six yard run.

Rock Port will be at home on Friday night against Max Preps’ number one ranked East Atchison Wolves.