High School Sports

Missouri Week 7 picks: Is unbeaten Park Hill an underdog against Lee's Summit?


Park Hill has rolled to a 6-0 start without much difficulty. The Trojans' have won ever game by at least 24 points.

But they have played only one team (Smithville) with a winning record, leading an open-ended question: Is Park Hill worthy of its unbeaten record?

We should find out tonight.

Last week's record: 3-2

Season record: 23-12

• Lee's Summit (4-2) at Park Hill (6-0)

A week after losing to Blue Springs, Lee's Summit bounced back for a 44-38 win against Lee's Summit West, the top-ranked team in The Star's big-class poll. The Tigers are scoring 42 points per game this season. They will need every last one of them tonight.

Prediction: Lee's Summit 42, Park Hill 41

• Oak Grove (5-1) at Harrisonville (5-1)

The de-facto Missouri River Valley West championship game. Oak Grove and Harrisonville have each won four straight, and they remain unbeaten in conference play. Harrisonville is yet to allow more than 14 points in a game this season. Oak Grove averages 41.5.

Prediction: Harrisonville 24, Oak Grove 21

• Platte County (6-0) at Kearney (5-1)

Kearney hasn't lost on its home field since Halloween Night 2012. The Bulldogs were upended by Winnetonka last week, but they can pull back even atop the Suburban Blue Conference Standings with a bounce-back win against Platte County, the surprise team of the 2014 season to date (whom I seem to keep picking against).

Prediction: Kearney 24, Platte County 21

• Belton (3-3) at Raytown South (4-2)

Raytown South is quietly having a bounce-back season after it finished only 4-7 in 2013. The Cardinals, led by quarterback Jabril Cox, have a dynamic offense that hasn't been held under 26 points this season. Belton is looking to get back on track after it snapped a two-game winning streak against Platte County.

Prediction: Raytown South 42, Belton 21

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