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Suburban Conference high school football: Week 4 review

Blue Spring South defender Jerome Hawkins (foreground) was able to break up a pass intended for Raymore-Peculiar receiver James Sappington during the first half of their football game on Friday night at Ray-Pec.
Blue Spring South defender Jerome Hawkins (foreground) was able to break up a pass intended for Raymore-Peculiar receiver James Sappington during the first half of their football game on Friday night at Ray-Pec. The Kansas City Star

Here is a Week 4 review of football games in the Suburban Conference:


1. Lee's Summit West (4-0, 0-0)

Last week: Defeated Rock Bridge 48-34

The good news: The Titans remain undefeated. The bad news: The pass defense continues to allow big plays.

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

Last week: Defeated St. Joseph Central 49-7

Assigned the task of replacing Dalvin Warmack, tailback Cobi Bissell has six touchdowns through four weeks.

3. Lee's Summit (3-1, 1-0)

Last week: Defeated Lee's Summit North 31-28

Lee's Summit is set to travel to Blue Springs, which accounted for the Tigers' only two losses last year.

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

Last week: Defeated Raymore-Peculiar 25-17

Cale Connors threw for 148 yards and two touchdowns in the Jaguars' first win of 2014.

5. Raymore-Peculiar (2-2, 0-1)

Last week: Lost to Blue Springs South 25-17

The Panthers' typically-potent rushing game managed only three yards per carry in the loss.

6. Lee's Summit North (1-3, 0-1)

Last week: Lost to Lee's Summit 31-28

The Broncos lost by a field goal for the second time this season.


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

Last week: Defeated Liberty 38-14

The 24-point margin of victory was actually the Trojans' smallest of the season.

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

Last week: Defeated Ruskin 49-0

A year after suffering through a winless season, the Patriots are .500 through four weeks.

3. Park Hill South (1-3, 0-0)

Last week: Lost to Platte County 14-12

The Panthers were stung in the fourth quarter again and have lost the last two games by a combined three points.

4. Liberty (0-4, 0-1)

Last week: Lost to Park Hill 38-14

The offense can't seem to find its stride. Liberty badly needs a victory at Truman on Friday.

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

Last week: Lost to Truman 49-0

A Week 2 victory didn't created much momentum. The Eagles have been shut out two straight weeks.

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

Last week: Lost to Blue Springs 49-7

The Indians have been gashed by the run in the first four weeks of the season.


1. Fort Osage (4-0, 1-0)

Last week: Defeated North Kansas City 47-12

With the ability to pick up large chunks in the passing and running game, the Indians aren't easy to stop.

2. Staley (3-1, 2-0)

Last week: Defeated Liberty North 28-17

The Falcons trailed 17-0 before quarterback Beau Baker ran for three straight 1-yard touchdowns.

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

Last week: Lost to Staley 28-17

The Eagles were headed for their third shutout in four weeks before a second-half defensive breakdown.

4. Raytown (2-2, 2-1)

Last week: Lost to Winnetonka 21-7

Until Raytown can get its aerial attack clicking, opponents will continue to focus on stopping the run.

5. Oak Park (2-2, 1-1)

Last week: Defeated William Chrisman 47-32

The Northmen have scored 114 points in three weeks and ran for more than 400 yards Friday.

6. North Kansas City (0-4, 0-1)

Last week: Lost to Fort Osage 47-12

The Hornets are a run-first team that isn't winning the battle up front. That's spelled early-season disaster.

7. William Chrisman (0-4, 0-3)

Last week: Lost to Oak Park 47-32

D'Vontae Brown ran for a pair of touchdowns in the Bears' most productive night of the season.


1. Kearney (4-0, 1-0)

Last week: Defeated Raytown South 49-28

After scoring only nine points last week, the Bulldogs' offense regained its form with seven touchdowns.

2. Winnetonka (3-1, 0-0)

Last week: Defeated Raytown 21-7

The next two weeks will decide the Griffins' conference fate. They face Platte County and Kearney.

3. Platte County (4-0, 0-0)

Last week: Defeated Park Hill South 14-12

With only six seniors on the roster, the Pirates are 4-0 headed into a showdown with Winnetonka.

4. Raytown South (2-2, 0-1)

Last week: Lost to Kearney 49-28

Quarterback Jabril Cox is quietly developing into one of the conference's top playmakers.

5. Belton (2-2, 1-0)

Last week: Defeated Grandview 31-28

The Pirates can already match last season's win total with a win at Oak Park on Friday.

6. Grandview (1-3, 0-1)

Last week: Lost to Belton 31-28

Another week. Another close loss. The Bulldogs have lost three straight games — all by one possession.