Aside from one play, the Lee’s Summit West defense turned in a nearly perfect performance on Friday night.
The Titans shut down the Lawrence offense during a 28-7 victory in Lee’s Summit.
Lawrence, 2-1, averaged more than 50 points in its first two games.
“It was a very good performance,” Lee’s Summit West coach Vinny Careswell said. “I don’t know if we’ve ever had a perfect performance, but I’m extremely proud.”
Meanwhile, Titans junior running back Phillip Brooks led the offense with 142 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
“Phillip Brooks is special,” Careswell said. “He has great vision as far as seeing his cuts, and our offensive line did a tremendous job.”
It was a kick return by Brooks that helped ignite the Lee’s Summit West offense in the second half.
After Lawrence quarterback Dante Jackson ran for a 66-yard touchdown to make it a 7-7 game in the third quarter, Brooks broke a long return down to the Lions’ 26-yard-line. Three plays later, Titans quarterback Cole Taylor connected with Mario Goodrich for a 9-yard touchdown pass that gave Lee’s Summit West a 14-7 lead with 8:49 left in the third quarter.
The Titans, 3-2, never looked back as touchdown runs by Brooks and Taylor helped extend the lead to 28-7.
“They scored, and we really needed to get some momentum back,” Brooks said. “I had good blockers to the left side. I think it was a big momentum booster.”
Brooks also scored on a 19-yard touchdown run to give the Titans a 7-0 lead in the second quarter.
The Lee’s Summit West defense limited Lawrence running back Trey Moore, who had rushed for 405 yards in the two games previous, to 88 yards. Lawrence’s touchdown came after the Titans’ defense swarmed Moore after a fake, leaving Jackson free.
Moore was held to one rush that went for more than 10 yards.