Here’s the Suburban Conference Week 9 high school football review, including team’s overall record, conference record, last week’s result, this week’s opponent and a comment. The Missouri high school football district playoffs start this week.
Suburban Gold Conference
1. Blue Springs South (9-0, 5-0)
Beat Lee’s Summit 49-21;Fri. vs. Troy Buchanan
Briley Moore-McKinney caught four touchdowns to help the Jaguars pull away late.
2. Blue Springs (4-5, 4-1)
Beat Lee’s Summit North 23-15;Fri. at Joplin
That 0-4 start sure seems like a long time ago now. The Wildcats have won four of five.
3. Raymore-Peculiar (5-4, 2-3)
Beat Lee’s Summit West 34-31;Fri. vs. Rockhurst
James Sappington kicked a game-winning 41-yard field goal in double overtime.
4. Lee’s Summit North (5-4, 2-3)
Lost to Blue Springs 23-15;Fri. at Lee’s Summit West
The Broncos’ offense failed to find the end zone, leading to their third straight loss.
5. Lee’s Summit West (5-4, 1-4)
Lost to Raymore-Peculiar 34-31;Fri. vs. Lee’s Summit North
All four of the Titans’ losses have been by a single-score margin.
6. Lee’s Summit (3-6, 1-4)
Lost to Blue Springs South 49-21;Fri. at Kickapoo
After building a two-score lead, the Tigers allowed seven straight touchdowns.
Suburban Red Conference
1. Park Hill (8-1, 5-0)
Beat Truman 38-16;Friday vs. Oak Park
Billy Maples threw two of his three touchdowns after halftime, when the Trojans pulled away.
2. Truman (7-2, 4-1)
Lost to Park Hill 38-16;Bye
The Patriots actually held a two-point halftime lead behind two Jordan Salima touchdowns.
3. Liberty (3-6, 3-2)
Beat Ruskin 33-0;Fri. at St. Joseph Central
After an 0-6 start, the Blue Jays have outscored their past three opponents 112-33.
4. Park Hill South (2-7, 2-3)
Beat St. Joseph Central 24-20;Fri. at Liberty North
The Panthers’ defense made a late stand for the team’s second straight win.
5. St. Joseph Central (3-6, 2-3)
Lost to Park Hill South 24-20;Fri. vs. Liberty
Israel Smith rushed for 182 yards and a touchdown in the loss.
6. Ruskin (0-9, 0-5)
Lost to Liberty 33-0;Fri. at Neosho
The Golden Eagles were shut out for the third time this season.
Suburban White Conference
1. Staley (8-1, 5-1)
Beat Oak Park 42-6;Bye
The defense finished the regular season allowing only 7.6 points per game.
2. Liberty North (7-2, 5-1)
Beat North Kansas City 57-0;Fri. vs. Park Hill South
Jon Redmond had touchdown runs of 40 and 44 yards in the rout.
3. Fort Osage (8-1, 5-1)
Beat Raytown 55-14;Bye
Coach Ryan Schartz picked up his 100th career win at Fort Osage.
4. Raytown (3-6, 2-4)
Lost to Fort Osage 55-14;Fri. vs. North Kansas City
Quarterback Mike Baxter threw for 143 yards and a touchdown in the loss.
5. William Chrisman (3-6, 2-4)
Beat Van Horn 42-7;Fri. vs. Winnetonka
The Bears won three regular season games for the first time since 2012.
6. Oak Park (1-8, 1-5)
Lost to Staley 42-6;Fri. at Park Hill
The Northmen have been held to single digits in six of their nine games.
7. North Kansas City (2-7, 1-5)
Lost to Liberty North 57-0;Fri. at Raytown
A once promising regular season concluded with four straight losses.
Suburban Blue Conference
1. Kearney (8-1, 5-0)
Beat Belton 42-0;Fri. vs. Excelsior Springs
Four different players scored touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ sixth straight blowout.
2. Belton (6-3, 4-1)
Beat Winnetonka 44-23;Fri. vs. Willard
The Pirates secured their first winning season since 2007.
3. Grandview (5-4, 3-2)
Lost to Kearney 42-0;Fri. vs. Warrensburg
An offense that had scored 30.1 points per game failed to find the end zone.
4. Platte County (6-3, 2-3)
Beat Raytown South 23-15;Fri. vs. Benton
Lloyd Lockett fired two touchdown passes to break a three-game losing skid.
5. Raytown South (3-6, 1-4)
Lost to Platte County 23-15;Fri. vs. Grain Valley
Jabril Cox passed for a touchdown and ran for another but threw three interceptions.
6. Winnetonka (1-8, 0-5)
Lost to Belton 44-23;Fri. at William Chrisman
The offense has shown improvement, but the Griffins’ losing streak stretched to eight.