Angry Jays

Angry Jays

<P>West Platte's Bitter End is Fueling Furious Beginning</P>

Weston, MO--"We don't do that. We don't choke and give up games like that at West Platte," Hunter Faris, West Platte Sr. Wide Receiver, said.

Faris has been furious since November 8th, 2010.

"Just thinking about it right now, I can't feel my legs."

That cold November night, the  Blue Jays blew a 41-14 halftime lead to East Buch in the second round of the Missouri State football playoffs.

"It was awful. It was the worst game I've ever been a part of. Tore me apart. It was just awful. I couldn't believe we let that much slip away."

The loss ended their season bitterly and turned  this group of Jays into a team of angry birds.

"Kind of gave up, did some stupid stuff, and they came back and beat us 42-41," LUke Wetzel, West Platte Sr. QB, said.

2011 won't slip away.

"We're going to do something about it."

Wetzel's the new gunslinger replacing All-Conference performer Brett Grindstaff. Wetzel doesn't have Grindstaff wheel's, but he's got a cannon attached to his right shoulder, that's gone from the pitching rubber to under center.

"I'm not really the fastest kid alive, but I've got a good arm, with good accuracy."

Wetzel's angst-ridden Jays return an offense loaded with weapons to fuel their fury. The offense reloads with three experienced receiver's, an all state offensive tackle, and 6'5" sophomore Adam Roe at Tight End. Roe's teammate refer to him as a stud, he's much more humble about it.

"I'm a little bit taller than most corners," Roe said. "I'm not really slow, so it creates matchup problems."

The Jays look to create matchup problems for the entire KCI Conference. And look to Oct. 27th as the day of rememption, when they face East Buch in the final game of the season.

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