1. Blue Springs
Last week: Defeated Liberty 38-21
It's all coming together for the Wildcats, who have rediscovered their rushing attack behind tailback Dalvin Warmack.
2. Lee's Summit
Last week: Defeated Raymore-Peculiar 44-38
More late-game drama from the Tigers. Tailback Casey Slaughter scored a final-minute touchdown to defeat Raymore-Peculiar.
Last week: Lost to Blue Springs 38-21
Riding a two-game losing streak, the Blue Jays need to regain their defensive focus with Rockhurst coming to town.
4. Blue Springs South
Last week: Lost to Rockhurst 27-6
The passing game has been of little help for the Jaguars. Quarterback Colton Pogue threw four interceptions last Friday.
5. Lee's Summit North
Last week: Lost to Lee's Summit West 35-3
Ending a three-game losing streak won't be easy with a game against Blue Springs on the horizon Friday.
Last week: Lost to Lee's Summit 44-38
The Panthers need to close out victories. They have lost twice in the last three weeks on touchdowns in the final minute.
1. Lee's Summit West
Last week: Defeated Lee's Summit North 35-3
There's no losing streak for the Titans. They quickly bounced back from the loss to Blue Springs.
2. Park Hill
Last week: Defeated Ruskin 45-6
With a trip to Kearney on Friday, The Trojans should prepare for a shootout. They are scoring 34 points per game.
3. Park Hill South
Last week: Defeated Grandview 50-26
Perhaps the league's most underrated team, the Panthers scored 50 for the third straight week.
4. St. Joseph Central
Last week: Defeated Truman 58-6
The Indians' offense finally got going last week, but they face a tougher test Friday with a trip to Raymore-Peculiar.
Last week: Lost to Park Hill 45-6
Having scored touchdowns in four straight games, the Eagles will take silver linings where they can find them.
Last week: Lost to St. Joseph Central 58-6
The Patriots welcome Ruskin to town Friday in a game that offers an opportunity for Gregg Webb's first victory.
1. Fort Osage
Last week: Defeated Raytown 35-0
Following the shutout of Raytown, the Indians have held opponents to six points per game.
Last week: Defeated Belton 45-7
The Falcons play host to Fort Osage on Friday in a game that may serve as a de facto conference championship.
3. North Kansas City
Last week: Defeated William Chrisman 21-0
Can the Hornets build some defensive confidence? If so, they can stay in the mix for the conference crown.
Last week: Lost to Fort Osage 35-0
The Bluejays have played well in spurts. Spreading that production out over four quarters is key.
Last week: Lost to Staley 45-7
The offense took a step back last week but can regather its touch Friday against William Chrisman.
6. William Chrisman
Last week: Lost to North Kansas City 21-0
Things are looking bleak for the Bears, who have been shut out in three consecutive games.
7. Oak Park
Last week: Lost to Winnetonka 57-5
The second-half schedule lightens up a bit, offering the Northmen a chance to be competitive.
Last week: Defeated Oak Park 57-5
The Griffins are one of only two teams who remain unbeaten in Suburban Blue Conference play.
Last week: Defeated Platte County 44-22
In case it wasn't obvious before, the Bulldogs established themselves as a legitimate threat to compete for the conference title.
3. Liberty North
Last week: Defeated Raytown South 35-0
The Eagles snapped a two-game losing streak with their third shutout of the season.
4. Platte County
Last week: Lost to Kearney 44-22
Coach Bill Utz said his team came out sluggish in the loss to Kearney. Hard to argue.
Last week: Lost to Park Hill South 50-26
A third straight loss has the Bulldogs searching for answers as they welcome Raytown South to town.
6. Raytown South
Last week: Lost to Liberty North 35-0
The winning didn't last long. After their first victory, the Cardinals were promptly shut out last Friday.
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