Crest rolls past Trojans

Crest High won its second game in four days Friday, thumping Marais des Cygnes Valley, 56-34. The Lancers have won two straight.


September 20, 2021 - 9:00 AM

MELVERN — Crest High had little trouble in picking up its second road victory in four days Friday.

The Lancers raced to a 30-0 halftime lead over Marais des Cygnes Valley.

And while Crest tired a bit in the second half — the game came after the Lancers rolled up 86 points in a win over Marmaton Valley last Monday — the Lancers prevailed, 56-34.

The victory lifts Crest to 2-1 on the season.

“We just got tired there in the second half,” Crest head coach Nick McAnulty said. “The boys fought the entire game. I could not have been more proud of the effort they put forth tonight.”

Crest’s defensive secondary, which struggled in the win over Marmaton Valley, came up big repeatedly in pass coverage against the Trojans.

“They worked hard all week in practice, and it showed,” McAnulty said.

The Lancer offensive line was dominant as well, allowing the Lancers to chew up the clock, thus preventing Marais des Cygnes Valley from getting any closer.

“They did a great job of creating space, even when they knew we were going to run right at them,” McAnulty said.

Holden Barker continued his early-season tear, rushing for 267 yards and six touchdowns, while Ethan Godderz carried 22 times for 120 yards.

Karter Miller had two receptions, covering 38 yards. Both were off diving catches on fourth-down attempts, McAnulty said.

Godderz and Avery Blaufuss led the defense with 11 and seven tackles, respectively.

Crest is on the road again Friday at Wakefield, the Lancers’ third straight road game this season.