LS West running back Ryan Williams commits to Missouri

The road from Lee’s Summit West to the Missouri football program just became a little more well-traveled. Lee’s Summit West junior running back Ryan Williams announced Saturday his commitment to Missouri. He follows in the footsteps of Lee’s Summit West teammates Logan Cheadle and Kevin Pendleton, who signed with MU earlier this winter following their senior seasons with the Titans.

One-on-one competition in practice set stage for LS West’s trip to state

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.

As it heads into Class 2 title game, Lawson is in a familiar position

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.”

Kearney’s Broughton knew all along he was a special player

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.