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Missed Opportunities Strike The Blue Jays Once Again

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Freshmen quarterback Andrew Khoury gets ready to throw a pass during the 2nd round of 6A Playoffs against Lawrence Free State.

Freshmen quarterback Andrew Khoury gets ready to throw a pass during the 2nd round of 6A Playoffs against Lawrence Free State.

Lexe West

Lexe West

Freshmen quarterback Andrew Khoury gets ready to throw a pass during the 2nd round of 6A Playoffs against Lawrence Free State.

Owin Carreras, Sports Reporter

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The Junction City Blue Jays lost to the Lawrence Free State Firebirds 47-14 on November 3rd, 2017 to end their season with a final record of 5-5.

Missed opportunities strike again as the Blue Jays lose in the second round of the playoffs such as they did last year against Hutchinson.

The Blue Jays did not get off to a hot start in the first half, ending the half down 27-0. The Blue Jays defense couldn’t stop running back Jax Dineen, who rushed for three touchdowns in the first half for Lawrence Free State.

The defense improved immensely in the second half getting a couple of defensive stops and the Blue Jays offense keeping themselves into the game to prevent a shutout. In the third quarter, freshmen Andrew Khoury entered the game for the injured quarterback Rooster Adams. Khoury played well and made some beautiful throws including a would-have-been 85 yard touchdown to Aaron Hamilton that was negated because of a holding penalty.

The Blue Jays are going to have many returning players for next year, including junior quarterback Rooster Adams, junior Aaron Hamilton, sophomore Ethan Alcorn, and freshman Russell Wilkey.

 

 

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  1. Coach Goheen on November 9th, 2017 1:25 pm

    A few corrections here. KSHSAA changed the playoff system last season to the current system in which all 32 6A schools are seeded in the East and West parts of the state. In this system, JCHS did make the 2nd round both seasons with a close loss last year to Hutch as well as this year’s loss to Free State. In the previous system, you had finish 1st or 2nd in a 4 team district, so only half the teams in 6A even made the playoffs. Under that system, in 2010 and 2014 JCHS made the playoffs and won a first round game before losing in the 2nd round to Wichita Heights and Free State respectively. So “the 2nd round” was much different and the Blue Jays advanced to the final 8 in 6A both of those seasons. Also, JCHS did not make the playoffs in 2009.

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