Here’s the Suburban Conference Week 8 high school football review, including team’s overall record, conference record, last week’s result, this week’s opponent and a comment.
Suburban Gold Conference
1. Blue Springs South (8-0, 4-0)
Beat Lee’s Summit North 39-7; Fri. at Lee’s Summit
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Jerome Hawkins and Jake Lamb intercepted passes in a swarming defensive effort.
2. Blue Springs (3-5, 3-1)
Beat Lee’s Summit West 31-24; Fri. vs. Lee’s Summit North
Tresten Spruell ran for 208 yards and three touchdowns.
3. Lee’s Summit North (5-3, 2-2)
Lost to Blue Springs South 39-7; Fri. at Blue Springs
The Broncos have scored only once over the past five quarters.
4. Lee’s Summit West (5-3, 1-3)
Lost to Blue Springs 31-24; Fri. vs. Raymore-Peculiar
The Titans fell behind by two touchdowns early and never recovered.
5. Raymore-Peculiar (4-4, 1-3)
Beat Lee’s Summit 35-28; Fri. at Lee’s Summit West
Cole Kruse’s second-half touchdown reception served as the game-winner.
6. Lee’s Summit (3-5, 1-3)
Lost to Raymore-Peculiar 35-28; Fri. vs. Blue Springs South
After a seven-point halftime lead, the Tigers couldn’t find the end zone in the second half.
Suburban Red Conference
1. Park Hill (7-1, 4-0)
Beat St. Joseph Central 38-24; Fri. at Truman
Billy Maples threw three touchdowns, and Dorian Clayton had 178 yards rushing.
2. Truman (7-1, 4-0)
Beat William Chrisman 28-27; Fri. vs. Park Hill
The Patriots stuffed a final-minute two-point conversion attempt to preserve a win.
3. St. Joseph Central (3-5, 2-2)
Lost to Park Hill 38-24; Fri. at Park Hill South
The Indians grabbed a two-touchdown lead in the first half before falling.
4. Liberty (2-6, 2-2)
Beat Hickman 49-19; Fri. at Ruskin
Robert Rawie scored five touchdowns, all in the first half, to ignite a rout.
5. Park Hill South (1-7, 1-3)
Beat Ruskin 58-6; Fri. vs. St. Joseph Central
The Panthers’ blowout gave Mike Sharp his first head coaching win with the program.
6. Ruskin (0-8, 0-4)
Lost to Park Hill South 58-6; Fri. vs. Liberty
The team has allowed six of eight opponents to top 50 points.
Suburban White Conference
1. Staley (7-1, 4-1)
Beat Raytown 35-0; Fri. at Oak Park
The Falcons have recorded four shutouts in eight weeks.
2. Liberty North (6-2, 4-1)
Beat Fort Osage 21-14; Fri. vs. North Kansas City
Coach Ken Clemens said he’s “never had a team play tougher” than the Eagles did Friday.
3. Fort Osage (7-1, 4-1)
Lost to Liberty North 21-14; Fri. at Raytown
The Indians lost their first regular season game since Sept. 28, 2012.
4. Raytown (3-5, 2-3)
Lost to Staley 35-0; Fri. vs. Fort Osage
Antonio Williams rushed for 84 yards in an otherwise listless offensive output.
5. William Chrisman (2-6, 2-4)
Lost to Truman 28-27; Fri. at Van Horn
D’Vontae Brown scored with less than a minute left, but the ensuing two-point conversion failed.
6. Oak Park (1-7, 1-4)
Beat North Kansas City 43-36; Fri. vs. Staley
A blocked punt in the fourth quarter helped the Northmen secure their first victory.
7. North Kansas City (2-6, 1-4)
Lost to Oak Park 43-36; Fri. at Liberty North
Damon Whitmill’s five touchdowns weren’t enough for the Hornets.
Suburban Blue Conference
1. Kearney (7-1, 4-0)
Beat Belton 48-7; Fri. at Grandview
Logan Hinck and Marcus Harris each ran for two touchdowns.
2. Belton (5-3, 3-1)
Lost to Kearney 48-7; Fri. at Winnetonka
After a quick 7-0 lead, the Pirates never found the end zone again.
3. Grandview (5-3, 3-1)
Beat Platte County 32-12; Fri. vs. Kearney
The Bulldogs can earn a share of the conference title with a win against Kearney.
4. Platte County (5-3, 1-3)
Lost to Grandview 32-12; Fri. vs. Raytown South
The offense hasn’t been the same since quarterback Justin Mitchell’s injury.
5. Raytown South (3-5, 1-3)
Beat Winnetonka 47-25; Fri. at Platte County
The Cardinals have scored 98 points over the last two weeks.
6. Winnetonka (1-7, 0-4)
Lost to Raytown South 47-25; Fri. vs. Belton
The Griffins’ offensive output surpassed their previous four games combined.