Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Blue Springs South (1-0): Abarca 6, McKinney 7, Robinson 12, Blanton 7, Kilgore 15, Pace 2, Puryear 17, Towler 20, Province 3, Tauia 1. Totals 32 22-31 90.
Note: All games 7 p.m. unless noted
Down seven points with 14 seconds left in the game, Shawnee Mission East had one more chance to win its first state title. Instead, the drive ended after just two plays with an interception and the Lancers lost 28-21 to Derby in the Kansas Class 6A state championship game on Saturday at Washburn University.
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.
What are some of the key factors in bids by SM East and Blue Valley to win football state titles? Here are some answers.
Defensive coordinator Tim Dade will coach his final game Friday night when Blue Springs battles Rock Bridge for the Missouri Class 6 state championship at 7:30 p.m. inside the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.
When Dustin Delaney accepted the head coaching job at Shawnee Mission East in May he had a simple message. He told his Lancers he wanted to go to the state championship. “We were a little shocked at first by his confidence, but we all bought in just like he told us to, and good things happened,” senior fullback Luke Taylor said.
Salina South is averaging 447 yards per game with 75 touchdowns through 12 games this season. In the first matchup, they put up 465 yards of total offense, which tied a season-high for a Blue Valley opponent, so Tigers head coach Eric Driskell is wary.
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.”
Are you ready for some high school state championship football? Among the Kansas City area teams vying for a state title are Blue Springs and Lee’s Summit West. Here’s a preview of their games.
Here’s a preview of the Kansas Class 6A high school football state championship game:
Here’s a preview of the Kansas Class 5A high school football state championship game:
Are you ready for some high school state championship football? Among the Kansas City area teams vying for a state title is Lawson. Here’s a preview of their game.
Kyle McLagan scores two goals as the Rockhurst High School Hawklets beat Timberland 3-1. Robert Kelly scores the final goal for Rockhurst for the Missouri Class 3 state title.
Note: All games 7 p.m.
Breaks don’t go Liberty North’s way in a 26-14 loss. However, Lawson wins in Class 2 and advances to the state championship game.
Lancers offense is humming in 37-27 victory against Olathe North in Class 6A state semifinal game.