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Suburban Conference Week 5 high school football rankings

Jaylen Ivey (with football) of Blue Springs High School slipped through an opening in the line during a first-quarter run against Shawnee Mission West on Friday night. Blue Springs defeated the Vikings, 35-21.
Jaylen Ivey (with football) of Blue Springs High School slipped through an opening in the line during a first-quarter run against Shawnee Mission West on Friday night. Blue Springs defeated the Vikings, 35-21. skeyser@kcstar.com

Here are the Suburban Conference high school football rankings after Week 5, including league record, overall record, last week’s result, this week’s opponent and a comment.


1. Blue Springs (4-1, 3-0)

Beat SM West 35-21; Friday at Rockhurst

For the second straight week, the Wildcats turned a second-half comeback into a victory.

2. Lee’s Summit (4-1, 1-1)

Beat Olathe South 42-24; Friday at Lee’s Summit North

The Tigers have found a groove in the spread offense, scoring five or more touchdowns for the fourth time in five games.

3. Raymore-Peculiar (4-1, 2-0)

Beat St. Joseph Central 40-7; Friday at Blue Springs South

Four different players ran for touchdowns for an offense that was shut out a week earlier.

4. Lee’s Summit West (3-2, 2-2)

Beat Lawrence 28-7; Friday vs. Park Hill

Junior tailback Phillip Brooks ran for a pair of touchdowns in the win.

5. Blue Springs South (3-2, 1-1)

Beat Olathe North 34-7; Friday vs. Raymore-Peculiar

After a sluggish start to the season, the South offense has topped 30 points three straight weeks.

6. Park Hill (3-2, 1-2)

Beat Lawrence Free State 34-21; Friday at Lee’s Summit West

The Trojans trailed twice, but tallied more than 500 yards of offense in the comeback.

7. Lee’s Summit North (1-4, 0-4)

Beat Olathe Northwest 21-16; Friday vs. Lee’s Summit

Senior Tori Hicks accounted for three touchdowns in the Broncos’ first win.


1. Liberty (5-0, 3-0)

Beat Olathe East 21-14; Friday vs. Platte County

Thomas Henrichs found Drew Mackie for the game-winning score with 5:12 remaining.

2. Park Hill South (4-1, 2-0)

Beat Raytown 42-13; Friday vs. Liberty North

Defense carried the Panthers early this year, but now they’ve scored 92 points in two weeks.

3. Liberty North (2-3, 2-1)

Lost to Kearney 30-0; Friday at Park Hill South

Injuries didn’t help the Eagles’ cause, but neither did the opponent, Class 4 top-ranked Kearney.

4. Raytown (1-4, 1-3)

Lost to Park Hill South 42-13; Friday at Ruskin

The Bluejays recorded a shutout on opening night. They’ve allowed 30.5 points per game since.

5. Truman (2-3, 0-2)

Beat Van Horn 75-13; Friday at St. Joseph Central

The Patriots scored on their first eight possessions, doing almost all the damage with the ground game.

6. St. Joseph Central (1-4, 0-2)

Lost to Raymore-Peculiar 40-7; Friday vs. Truman

Cade Musser’s 22-yard receiving touchdown was the Indians’ only score.


1. Staley (4-1, 2-0)

Beat Fort Osage 34-12; Friday at William Chrisman

Tailback Julian Ross is a leading Simone Award candidate. He scored three more touchdowns Friday.

2. William Chrisman (5-0, 2-0)

Beat Raytown South 12-10; Friday vs. Staley

How real is the Bears’ turnaround? We’ll find out Friday when they play host to state-ranked Staley.

3. North Kansas City (2-3, 1-1)

Beat Leavenworth 27-18; Friday at Fort Osage

After a come-from-behind win, the Hornets have matched last season’s win total.

4. Fort Osage (1-4, 1-1)

Lost to Staley 34-12; Friday vs. North Kansas City

The Indians pulled within one possession late in the third quarter on Ty Baker’s touchdown pass to Dylan Soifua.

5. Ruskin (1-4, 1-2)

Beat Oak Park 26-16; Friday vs. Raytown

The Golden Eagles used their best offensive output of the season to notch their first victory since Aug. 29, 2014.

6. Oak Park (0-5, 0-3)

Lost to Ruskin 26-16; Friday vs. Grandview

The Northmen have managed only 9.4 points per game in their five losses.


1. Kearney (5-0, 3-0)

Beat Liberty North 30-0; Friday vs. Belton

The defense did more than pitch a shutout. Senior Ethan Luft also scored on a fumble recovery.

2. Belton (3-2, 2-0)

Beat Platte County 35-30; Friday at Kearney

Bart Harris threw four touchdowns, and the Pirates won for the third straight week.

3. Platte County (3-2, 1-1)

Lost to Belton 35-30; Friday at Liberty

Quarterback Justin Mitchell’s three touchdown passes weren’t enough to complete the Pirates’ comeback.

4. Raytown South (2-3, 0-2)

Lost to William Chrisman 12-10; Friday at Winnetonka

The Cardinals’ defense was stout, but the offense turned it over three times.

5. Grandview (1-4, 0-2)

Beat SM Northwest 50-14; Friday at Oak Park

In victory No. 1, the Bulldogs scored more points (50) than their previous four losses combined (42).

6. Winnetonka (1-4, 0-2)

Beat SM South 21-14; Friday vs. Raytown South

The Griffins ended a 13-game losing streak and gave first-year coach Jared Barge his first win.