BY JACKSON SCHNEIDER
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. - The Junction City Blue Jays won their third-straight Centennial League contest Friday, defeating the Topeka West Chargers 54-16 in front of a packed homecoming crowd.
Junction City jumped out to a 13-0 lead before the Chargers even ran an offensive play, and would take a 20-0 advantage into the half.
In the second half, the Blue Jay offense amped up their ground attack and would extend their lead to 41-0 before Topeka West would finally answer.
The Chargers would capitalize on a 51-yard touchdown run to get on the board and recover an onside kick to give themselves momentum. They would put eight more points on the board, but the Blue Jay lead would just be too much.
Junction City improves to 4-1 on the season and will move on to host Topeka High on Thursday at Blue Jay Stadium. The Blue Jays and Trojans met in week one of the season, a 34-0 JCHS win in a severe weather-shortened game in the Capital City.