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Lee's Summit West climbs to top spot in Missouri Class 6 football rankings

Lee’s Summit Journal

Well, that didn’t take long.

In its first year of Missouri Class 6 football, Lee’s Summit West needed only two weeks to receive the state’s top billing. The Titans moved into first place in the Missouri media poll, garnering 12 of the 15 first-place votes. After its first lost in nearly two years, Blue Springs fell to third.

A year after winning only three games, Park Hill has moved into the Class 5 poll, which features five teams from the Kansas City area — Fort Osage, Winnetonka, Liberty North, Staley and Park Hill.

The poll is compiled by a 15-member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters, including myself; Dion Clisso, PrepsKC; Chris Geinosky, The Liberty Tribune; Earl Austin, The St. Louis American; Dave Kvidahl, STLHighschoolsports.com; Jim Powers, High School Sports Caravan ; Rus Baer, freelance writer; Tom Rackers, Jefferson City News-Tribune; Mike Scott, Ozone Sports; Rance Burger, The Springfield News-Leader; Dave Roberts, The Rolla Daily News; Cody Thorn, The St. Joseph News-Press; Kevin Foedinger, KRES radio; Chris Pobst, Sikeston Standard-Democrat; and Donn Adamson, The Daily Journal.

CLASS 6

1. Lee’s Summit West (12), 2-0

2. Hazelwood Central (1), 2-0

3. Blue Springs (1), 1-1

4. Lee’s Summit (1), 2-0

5. Francis Howell, 2-0

6. Rockhurst, 1-1

7. CBC, 2-0

8. Kirkwood, 2-0

9. Rock Bridge, 1-1

10. Eureka, 2-0

Also receiving votes: Raymore-Peculiar (1-1), Timberland (2-0)

CLASS 5

1. Fort Osage (15), 2-0

2. Jackson, 2-0

3. Winnetonka, 2-0

4. Webster Groves, 1-1

5. Liberty North, 2-0

6. Willard, 2-0

7. Staley, 1-1

8. Rockwood Summit, 2-0

9. Fort Zumwalt North, 2-0

10. Park Hill, 2-0

Also receiving votes: Carthage (1-1), Parkway Central (1-1), Nixa (0-2), Camdenton (1-1), Lebanon (1-1), Fort Zumwalt East (2-0), McCluer North (0-2)

CLASS 4

1. Webb City (15), 2-0

2. Helias, 2-0

3. Kearney, 2-0

4. Carl Junction, 2-0

5. Westminster, 2-0

6. Miller Career, 2-0

7. Cape Central, 2-0

8. Affton, 2-0

9. Hannibal, 1-1

10. Festus, 1-1

Also receiving votes: West Plains (2-0), St. Joseph Lafayette (1-1), Savannah (2-0), St. Charles West (0-2), Bolivar (0-2), Platte County (2-0), St. Francis Borgia (2-0)

CLASS 3

1. Maryville (15), 2-0

2. John Burroughs, 2-0

3. Blair Oaks, 2-0

4. California, 2-0

5. Mountain Grove, 2-0

6. Park Hills Central, 2-0

7. Ava, 2-0

8. O’Hara, 2-0

9. Oak Grove, 1-1

10. Centralia, 2-0

Also receiving votes: Duchesne (1-1), Monett (2-0), Reeds Spring (2-0), Soldan International Studies (2-0)

CLASS 2

1. Lamar (15), 2-0

2. Strafford, 2-0

3. Mt. View-Liberty, 2-0

4. South Callaway, 2-0

5. Lutheran North, 2-0

6. East Buchanan, 2-0

7. Lafayette County, 2-0

8. Malden, 2-0

9. Hermann, 2-0

10. St Joseph LeBlond, 2-0

Also receiving votes: Brookfield (2-0), Brentwood (2-0), Lawson (1-1)

CLASS 1

1. Valle Catholic (15), 2-0

2. Westran, 2-0

3. Hamilton-Penney, 2-0

4. Cass-Midway, 2-0

5. Marceline, 2-0

6. Osceola, 1-1

7. Salisbury, 1-1

8. Jasper, 2-0

9. Miller, 2-0

10. Marionville, 1-1

Also receiving votes: Plattsburg (2-0), South Shelby (1-1), Milan (2-0), Crest Ridge (2-0), Thayer (1-0), Adrian (2-0), Skyline (1-1)

To reach Sam McDowell, send email to smcdowell@kcstar.com. Follow him at twitter.com/SamMcDowell11.

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