Park Hill gets past Truman

By Mike Genet
Posted: September 17, 2011 - 12:00 AM



Given his team’s 42-point loss to Park Hill last year, one might think Truman coach Jeff Floyd would have been pleased with his team’s halftime lead Friday at Park Hill District Stadium.

But some crucial mistakes not only kept the visiting Patriots from holding a lead larger than 3-0, but also jump-started Park Hill in the third and kept the Patriots from hanging with the favored Trojans.

Park Hill got its first touchdown after Truman fumbled away the opening kickoff of the second half, then added two more scores in the fourth quarter for a 21-3 win in a Suburban Middle Six battle.

Both teams entered Friday 2-1 overall. Truman fell to 1-1 in the conference play, while Park Hill now is 2-1 in the Suburban Middle Six after beating the Patriots for a seventh straight time.

“We just made too many mistakes,” Floyd said. “They’re a good team; they’re going to be a playoff-caliber team.

“We’re improved, but we can’t make mistakes, turnover-wise and penalty-wise, against good teams.”

The game’s first mistake came from Park Hill, when Tyler White’s rollout pass got tipped and was intercepted by Scott Agee near midfield.

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