Three marquee Suburban Conference matchups highlight tonight’s slate of games.
We’ll start this week’s picks with Lee’s Summit’s trip to Blue Springs.
Last week’s record: 3-2
Season record: 15-9
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Lee’s Summit (3-1) at Blue Springs (3-1)
Blue Springs walloped Lee’s Summit by 42 points not once but twice last season. Lee’s Summit has closed the gap — and anytime you have quarterback Drew Lock on your side, you stand a chance — but the Tigers aren’t quite there yet.
Prediction: Blue Springs 35, Lee’s Summit 28
Staley (3-1) at Fort Osage (4-0)
The Suburban White Conference foes seem to play to instant-classic finishes every season. Staley is looking to build on its comeback victory against a quality Liberty North team. Fort Osage is trying to knock off its third state-ranked team in five weeks.
Prediction: Fort Osage 28, Staley 17
Winnetonka (3-1) at Platte County (4-0)
So much for that upset I picked last week. Platte County keeps on rolling. Winnetonka’s hopes for a Suburban Blue Conference title will be decided in the next two weeks. The Griffins start with unbeaten Platte County before playing host to undefeated Kearney next week.
Prediction: Winnetonka 28, Platte County 21
Oak Grove (3-1) at Odessa (4-0)
A year after winning two games, Odessa has already doubled that total. The Bulldogs aren’t just winning, either — they’re dominating, with three straight wins by at least 30 points. Their biggest test of the season comes against a potent Oak Grove rushing attack led by Aaron Graham.
Prediction: Oak Grove 28, Odessa 21
Raytown (2-2) at Raytown South (2-2)
Raytown South has won the past three rivalry matchups by a touchdown or less. Cardinals quarterback Jabril Cox is emerging as a player to watch over the final half of the season.
Prediction: Raytown South 28, Raytown 27
Rockhurst (3-1) at Blue Springs South (1-3)
Don’t let the record fool you. Blue Springs South is healthier and has put together quality outings in the past two weeks. Rockhurst bounced back nicely from a loss to Webb City for back-to-back wins against some of Arkansas’ best teams.
Prediction: Rockhurst 24, Blue Springs South 21
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