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September 24, 2013

High school football: Suburban Conference power rankings

Last week: defeated Lee's Summit West 42-35
SUBURBAN GOLD 1. Blue Springs (4-0, 0-0)

Last week: defeated Lee's Summit West 42-35

It's a scary thought, but after avenging their only loss of 2012 the Wildcats look even better than they were last season.

2. Lee's Summit (4-0, 1-0)

Last week: defeated Liberty 31-28

The Tigers surpassed last season's win total when Travis Simonin booted a game-winning field goal against Liberty.

3. Liberty (3-1, 2-1)

Last week: lost to Lee's Summit 31-28

After suffering their first loss, Liberty travels to take on unbeaten Blue Springs.

4. Blue Springs South (3-1, 1-0)

Last week: defeated Staley 23-20

The Jaguars have rebound nicely from a Week 2 loss to Fort Osage, eking out back-to-back three-point wins.

5. Lee's Summit North (2-2, 0-1)

Last week: lost to Winnetonka 38-34

Riding a two-game losing streak, the Broncos' schedule gets even tougher with games against Lee's Summit West and Blue Springs the next two weeks.

6. Raymore-Peculiar (2-2,0-2)

Last week: defeated Columbia Rock Bridge 31-21

Every team in the Gold Conference is .500 or better. The Panthers can move up the conference ladder by defeating Lee's Summit.

SUBURBAN RED 1. Lee's Summit West (3-1, 2-0)

Last week: lost to Blue Springs 42-35

Despite a loss to defending Missouri Class 6 champion Blue Springs, the Titans remain the team to beat in Class 5.

2. Park Hill (2-2, 1-1)

Last week: defeated Truman 49-14

After a two-game losing streak in Weeks 2-3, the schedule shapes up nicely for Park Hill to build a winning streak.

3. Park Hill South (2-2, 2-0)

Last week: defeated Ruskin 51-6

The offense is starting to move the ball with more consistency, but the Panthers must cut down on the turnovers they suffered against Grandview.

4. St. Joseph Central (1-3, 0-1)

Last week: lost to Raytown South 26-24

The Indians' offense has struggled to find consistency with quarterback Jacob Kaiser throwing three interceptions last Friday.

5. Ruskin (0-4, 0-1)

Last week: lost to Park Hill South 51-6

It's set to be a long season for the Eagles, who were blown out for the fourth consecutive game.

6. Truman (0-4, 0-2)

Last week: lost to Park Hill 49-14

The Patriots had their most successful week of the season, but it isn't translating to victories yet.

SUBURBAN WHITE 1. Fort Osage (4-0, 1-0)

Last week: defeated Oak Park 77-7

For whatever reason, the Indians' 4-0 start to the season has flown primarily under the radar.

2. Staley (2-2, 2-0)

Last week: lost to Blue Springs South 23-20

A usually reliable defense faltered in the fourth quarter, allowing 20 points in the final 12 minutes.

3. North Kansas City (3-1, 3-0)

Last week: defeated Belton 57-44

The Hornets can put up points with just about any other team, but can they stop opponents from doing the same?

4. Raytown (1-3, 1-2)

Last week: defeated William Chrisman 62-0

The Bluejays picked up their first win a week after letting one slip away in North Kansas City.

5. Belton (1-3, 1-1)

Last week: lost to North Kansas City 57-44

First-year coach Todd Vaughn's offense is starting to come together. The Pirates have scored 99 points in the last two games.

6. William Chrisman (0-4, 0-2)

Last week: lost to Raytown 62-0

The Bears are searching for answers after being outscored 123-0 in the last two games.

7. Oak Park (0-4, 0-3)

The Northmen haven't stopped anybody. They have allowed nearly 60 points per game.

SUBURBAN BLUE 1. Winnetonka (3-1, 2-0)

Last week: defeated Lee's Summit North 38-34

The Griffins climbed out of an early hole once again last Friday. They have erased double-digit deficits in consecutive weeks.

2. Platte County (3-1, 1-0)

Last week: defeated Grandview 27-19

Don't look now, but the Pirates are in the mix for a second straight conference championship.

3. Kearney (3-1, 2-0)

Last week: defeated Liberty North 26-25

The Bulldogs will need another big game from tailback Brock Broughton on Friday against Platte County.

4. Liberty North (2-2, 0-1)

Last week: lost to Kearney 26-25

Holding a two-game losing streak, the Eagles are in the midst of a stretch that includes four straight conference games.

5. Grandview (2-2, 0-2)

Last week: lost to Platte County 27-19

The Bulldogs seem to play close games every week, and a game with Park Hill South shouldn't be any different.

6. Raytown South (1-3, 0-2)

Last week: defeated St. Joseph Central 26-24

The Cardinals may finally have some momentum after a much-needed comeback victory over St. Joseph Central.

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