Lee’s Summit West coach Royce Boehm says his senior cornerback, Logan Cheadle, is the fastest football player in Kansas City. He might be right. Cheadle, a Missouri commit, was clocked at a 4.38 40-yard dash over the summer. But Cheadle is more than speed. He’s also one of the area’s best all-around defenders. Lee’s Summit West will rely on him Friday when it faces Blue Springs and its talented wide receiver duo. Both teams are undefeated and ranked No. 1 in their respective class — Blue Springs in Class 6 and Lee’s Summit West in Class 5. Prior to the showdown, The Star caught up with Cheadle for another segment of Four Downs.
1 Taking class out of the equation, will Friday night determine who is the best football team in Missouri?
“Yeah, I think we’ll have a real good indication. But we try not to get caught up in the power polls and just concentrate on what we do. It’s just another game, and we’re going to give it our all. But I think it will be a good indication.”
2 How do you plan on guarding their talented wideouts, Darrius Shepherd and Kaleb Prewett?
“They’re both great receivers. I’ve guarded them both before, either last season or through our summer camps. I think the key is just playing my game, not doing anything different and guard them like everyone else.”
3 How would you match up against your teammate Monte Harrison, who may be the best wide receiver in Kansas City?
“First of all, I’ll let you know that he’s the best wide receiver in the metro — it’s not a maybe. We went back and forth before our junior season, and we both had breakout years last year. That’s what made us have good years. When I go up against Monte all week, there’s nothing I haven’t seen come Friday.”
4 What high school player beats Logan Cheadle in a foot race?
“Not one that I’ve met so far. I’m sure there are a couple of guys that will catch up to me at the next level, but I haven’t run into a player in the metro that could beat me.”
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704 Rushing yards for Shawnee Mission East through two games. The Lancers have rolled to victories over Leavenworth and Lawrence and will face Olathe Northwest in their home opener Friday.
2 Number of overtimes needed to decide last week’s Suburban Gold Conference match-up between Blue Springs South and Raymore-Peculiar. After Raymore-Peculiar kicked a field goal in the second overtime, Blue Springs South quarterback Colton Pogue completed a 25-yard touchdown pass to Briley Moore-McKinney for a 27-24 victory.
0:00 Time left on the clock when Winnetonka kicker Jesse Jasso booted a game-winning field goal against Grandview. The Griffins scored 17 points in the fourth quarter to overcome a 14-point deficit, winning 31-28