Here are two games in the spotlight on Friday’s Kansas City area high school football schedule:
OLATHE SOUTH (6-1) at BLUE VALLEY (6-1)
Both of these teams could gain stretch-run momentum from this district game. They each enter with just one loss.
Olathe South has won four consecutive games since a one-point loss to Olathe North. Most recently, the Falcons are coming off a 22-point victory against Blue Valley Northwest.
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Blue Valley has won four in a row since its loss to Bishop Miege and has held opponents to 21 points or fewer in every game this season. The Tigers defeated Gardner Edgerton 70-20 last Friday.
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PARK HILL SOUTH (3-6) AT LIBERTY (2-7)
Few teams will cherish the opportunity to wipe the slate clean entering the postseason more than Park Hill South and Liberty, a pair of schools that had high expectations for this season but didn’t see the victories pile up.
Liberty defeated Park Hill South 24-21 in the regular season behind 161 rushing yards and two touchdowns from Devon Bryant. Liberty led 24-0 before staving off a late rally.
And that was indicative of the Park Hill South regular season. It finished only 3-6, but four of those six losses came by three points or fewer. The Panthers scored 97 points over the past two weeks. Shaefer Schuetz threw nine touchdowns over the span, including three to Mitch Henderson and two each to Tanner McClaran, Dillon Thomas and Alfoncio Rand.
The winner of the Missouri Class 5 matchup will face unbeaten Park Hill next week.
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810 VARSITY ONLINE GAMES
810 Varsity will broadcast live high school events in the Kansas City area throughout the 2014-15 school year. Here are the Friday night football games that can be watched online on 810Varsity.com.
▪ Blue Valley Northwest at Gardner-Edgerton
▪ Lawrence at Olathe North
▪ Lee’s Summit West at Raymore-Peculiar
▪ Shawnee Mission East at Wyandotte
▪ Shawnee Mission North at Harmon
SCHEDULE, WEEK 10
(Game times 7 p.m. unless noted)
Basehor-Linwood at Atchison
Bishop Miege at Louisburg
Bishop Ward at Osawatomie
Blue Valley North at SM Northwest
Blue Valley Northwest at Gardner Edgerton
Blue Valley Southwest at Pittsburg
De Soto at Eudora
Doniphan West at Immaculata
Lansing at Schlagle
Lawrence at Olathe North
Lawrence Free State at Manhattan
Maranatha Christian at Jefferson County North
Maur Hill Prep at Pleasant Ridge
McLouth at Atchison County
Mill Valley at Bonner Springs
Olathe Northwest at Olathe East
Olathe South at Blue Valley
Oskaloosa at Silver Lake
Paola at Chanute
St. Thomas Aquinas at Blue Valley West
SM East at Wyandotte
SM North at Harmon
SM South at SM West
Sumner Academy at Spring Hill
Turner at St. James Academy
Washington at Leavenworth
Blue Springs South at Timberland
Lee’s Summit at Blue Springs
Lee’s Summit North at Rockhurst
Lee’s Summit West at Raymore-Peculiar
Belton at Neosho (Christian)
North Kansas City at Truman
Oak Park at Staley
Park Hill South at Liberty
Ruskin at Smith-Cotton
St. Joseph Central at Liberty North
William Chrisman at Raytown
Grandview at Raytown South, 3 p.m.
Excelsior Springs at Kearney
Nevada at Harrisonville
Pleasant Hill at Center
St. Joseph Benton at Platte County
St. Joseph Lafayette at Van Horn
Savannah at Smithville
Warrensburg at Grain Valley
Cameron at St. Pius X
Chillicothe at Richmond
Clinton at O’Hara
East at Maryville
Lincoln Prep at Northeast (IL field), 8 p.m.
Pembroke Hill at Oak Grove
Southwest ECC at Odessa
Lexington at Lawson
Summit Christian at El Dorado Springs
University Academy at African Centered (IL field), 4:30 p.m.
Liberal-Bronaugh at Midway
Lone Jack at Concordia
Mid-Buchanan at West Platte
North Platte at Wellington-Napoleon
Orrick at Plattsburg
Central at Hogan Prep, 2 p.m.