Truman Uses The Wind To Blow Past Jewell Early For A 6th Straight Win

The Truman quarterback tandem of Nolan Hair passed for two touchdowns and Collin Sutton ran for two scores to help lead the Bulldogs to their sixth straight win 42-7 at William Jewell Saturday afternoon in Liberty. With a strong wind at their back, the Bulldogs scored 21 first quarter points….

Brad Boyer with the call on Superstation KRES and A Cardinals punt in the wind let the Bulldogs start in plus territory at the 42 and Sutton capped a seven-play drive with an eight-yard touchdown run. The ‘Dogs started their third possession at their own 48 and Hannibal’s Shamar (suh-MAR) Griffith scored on the second play….

Blair Oaks graduate Jake Closser scored on a 48-yard pick-six to make it 28-nothing. Ben Thomas’ 64-yard punt return set up an 11-yard touchdown pass from Hair to Matt Hall of Columbia to make the halftime score 35-0. Coach Gregg Nesbitt said his defense and the wind set up the offense in that first quarter….

After several close games, Nesbitt was glad for a comfortable lead to turn loose his bench….

Griffith rushed for 110 yards, which was his first 100-yard rushing day as a Bulldog. Hair’s two TD passes gave him 40 for his career and moved him into 6th place on Truman’s all-time list. Thomas registered his 10th career interception, which moved him into the top 10 on the school’s career list.

The six-game winning streak matches the longest in Nesbitt’s 13 years as head coach. The 6-1 Bulldogs move to 3-0 in the GLVC and will play at Quincy next Saturday. You can hear the game on KRES starting at 12:15.

Coach Greg Nesbitt Postgame