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August 26, 2014

Suburban Conference high school football: Week 1 review

Here is a review of Week 1 high school football action in the Suburban Conference Gold, Red, White and Blue divisions. Records in parentheses are overall and league marks.

SUBURBAN CONFERENCE GOLD

1. Blue Springs (1-0, 0-0)

Last week: defeated Staley 39-13

Ian Brown had three touchdowns, and the Wildcats cemented their place atop the Missouri Class 6 state poll.

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

Last week: defeated Liberty 44-14

Brenner Clemons scored six touchdowns and proved he's ready to play the leading role in the Titans' offense.

3. Lee's Summit (1-0, 0-0)

Last week: defeated Truman 81-42

Not much defense. A whole lot of offense. Quarterback Drew Lock threw seven touchdowns in the first three quarters.

4. Raymore-Peculiar (1-0, 0-0)

Last week: defeated Belton 31-13

A slow start gave way to a strong finish. The Panthers showcased an impressive rushing attack.

5. Blue Springs South (0-1, 0-0)

Last week: lost to Park Hill 43-18

The Jaguars return only two starters from last year. The inexperience showed in the season opener.

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

Last week: lost to Park Hill South 16-13

A valiant effort came up short when the Broncos were stopped on a fourth-down try with a minute remaining.

SUBURBAN CONFERENCE RED

1. Park Hill (1-0, 0-0)

Last week: defeated Blue Springs South 43-18

Kenyatte Harris made his return to the field a memorable one. He had four touchdowns and 177 rushing yards.

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

Last week: lost to Lee's Summit West 44-14

The Blue Jays were unable to keep up with Lee's Summit West's speed, which made for a long night.

3. Park Hill South (1-0, 0-0)

Last week: defeated Lee's Summit North 16-13

Schaefer Schuetz threw a pair of touchdowns, and the defense made a crucial late-minute stop to preserve a win.

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

Last week: lost to Kearney 49-0

The Indians totaled only 117 yards of offense, and they fell behind 42-0 before halftime.

5. Truman (0-1, 0-0)

Last week: lost to Lee's Summit 81-42

On the bright side, the Patriots are only 28 points from match last season's total offensive output.

6. Ruskin (0-1, 0-0)

Last week: lost to Grandview 33-6

The defense tried to keep Ruskin in the game, but the offense was hampered by an ineffective ground game.

SUBURBAN CONFERENCE WHITE

1. Fort Osage (1-0, 0-0)

Last week: defeated Raytown South 52-26

After the offensive presentation, the Indians claimed sole position of the No. 1 spot in the Missouri Class 5 state poll.

2. Staley (0-1, 0-0)

Last week: lost to Blue Springs 39-13

The Falcons rarely settle for morale victories, but they were competitive against the two-time defending state champions.

3. Liberty North (1-0, 1-0)

Last week: defeated Raytown 30-0

Ryan Richardson ran wild for more than 200 yards, and the defense picked up where it left off last season.

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

Last week: lost to St. Joseph Lafayette 50-20

The Hornets were hoping for a better showing, but they couldn't slow Lafayette's passing game.

5. Raytown (0-1, 0-1)

Last week: lost to Liberty North 30-0

After entering the season with high expectations, Raytown was physically dominated in the season opener.

6. Oak Park (0-1, 0-0)

Last week: lost to Winnetonka 45-13

A young Oak Park team couldn't find an answer for Winnetonka's dynamic rushing attack.

7. William Chrisman (0-1, 0-0)

Last week: lost to Platte County 41-0

The Bears managed to move the ball occasionally on offense, but those drives were halted by turnovers.

SUBURBAN CONFERENCE BLUE

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

Last week: defeated St. Joseph Central 49-0

The Bulldogs picked up where they left off last season, jumping out to a 42-0 halftime lead.

2. Winnetonka (1-0, 0-0)

Last week: defeated Oak Park 45-13

The offensive line answered the bell, paving the way for nearly 300 rushing yards in the season opener.

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

Last week: defeated William Chrisman 41-0

Coach Bill Utz insisted his team was talented, even if it was young. After one week, it appears he may be right.

4. Raytown South (0-1, 0-0)

Last week: lost to Fort Osage 52-26

A matchup with the state's top-ranked team wasn't exactly a welcomed season-opening assignment.

5. Grandview (1-0, 0-0)

Last week: defeated Ruskin 33-6

An inexperienced defense proved up for the challenge, holding Ruskin to negative yardage on the ground.

6. Belton (0-1, 0-0)

Last week: lost to Raymore-Peculiar 31-13

It wasn't all bad news for the Pirates, who got a pair of touchdowns from running back Zach Willis.

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