A month into the football season, Blue Springs wide receiver Darrius Shepherd said he hoped his senior class would leave a mark on an already tradition-filled program.
Titans jump to big halftime lead and pour it on in the second half en route to the victory.
There were no detours on Blue Springs’ drive for five. The Wildcats captured their fifth state championship, and second in succession, with a convincing 35-14 victory over Columbia Rock Bridge in the Missouri Class 6 title game Friday at the Edward Jones Dome.
The juggernaut Lamar Tigers put on a show in the Class 2 championship game, defeating Lawson 42-0. Lamar, which finished the game with 531 yards rushing (and no yards passing), ended the season with a 14-1 record.
The friendship shared by Lee’s Summit West seniors Monte Harrison and Logan Cheadle began with some competitive battles. The two athletes spent their sophomore seasons locked in a fight for playing time in the defensive backfield. A year later, the Titans’ coaching staff moved Harrison to wide receiver. The move benefited both players. It also pitted them against each other every day in practice.
Defensive coordinator Tim Dade will coach his final game Friday night when Blue Springs battles Rock Bridge for the Missouri Class 6 state championship at 7:30 p.m. inside the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.
While getting ready to face two-time defending champion Lamar, the Cardinals are underdogs again. “We’ve thrived in games where all these people say we’re going to lose by 20 points,” Lawson senior quarterback Garrett Titus said. “It’s been really awesome to prove everybody wrong and make a name for our ourselves.”
Are you ready for some high school state championship football? Among the Kansas City area teams vying for a state title are Blue Springs and Lee’s Summit West. Here’s a preview of their games.
Are you ready for some high school state championship football? Among the Kansas City area teams vying for a state title is Lawson. Here’s a preview of their game.
Breaks don’t go Liberty North’s way in a 26-14 loss. However, Lawson wins in Class 2 and advances to the state championship game.
Wildcats will go for a second straight state title after beating Eureka 42-14 in a Class 6 semifinal game.
Despite game-time temperatures in the 20s with a wind chill in the teens, Lees Summit West took to the air early and never cooled off in beating Kearney 42-14 in a Missouri Class 5 semifinal at Lees Summit West.
A couple of weeks after moving to Kearney from Sandusky, Ohio, three years ago, Brock Broughton sought out his new football coach in one of the hallways of the high school. “I’m Brock Broughton. And I’m going to be your starting running back next season,” Broughton remembers saying.
Colin W. Byrd, 17, of Kansas City allegedly twisted the helmet off a Winnetonka High School player during a third-quarter play that ended with the two players tumbling out of bounds, court records said. Byrd then hit his opponent in the head with the helmet, records said.
Late surge at end of the first half helps the Hornets break open a close game as Kellen Overstreet scores eight touchdowns.
Bulldogs give up ball and the wind to start second half, but it works out as they rally in the fourth quarter for a 13-9 victory against Fort Osage in the Missouri Class 5 quarterfinal.
The win sets up a road trip to Jefferson City Helias at 1:30 p.m. Saturday with a spot in the state championship game on the line.
Panthers roll out new offense and fall 42-20 in Class 3 playoff game.
It was only seven days ago that Blue Springs coach Kelly Donohoe said the Wildcats had put together perhaps the most complete performance of his coaching career. They topped that Friday night, scoring 56 first-half points en route to a 63-21 win.
Fort Osage senior running back Ezra Vaoifi scored two touchdowns in the first half against Winnetonka. His tenacious running was one reason why the Indians came away with an impressive 42-7 victory Monday evening in the Missouri Class 5, District 7 championship game.