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Suburban Conference high school football: Week 9 review

THE KANSAS CITY STAR

SUBURBAN GOLD CONFERENCE

1. Raymore-Peculiar (7-2, 4-1)

Last week: Defeated Lee's Summit West 27-14

After a 2-2 start, the Panthers strung together five straight victories to win the conference title.

2. Blue Springs (6-3, 4-1)

Last week: Defeated Lee's Summit North 31-13

Cobi Bissell has become the focal point of the offense. He topped 200 rushing yards in the win Friday.

3. Lee's Summit West (6-3, 2-3)

Last week: Lost to Raymore-Peculiar 27-14

The Titans don't have to wait long for a shot at payback. They open district play with a trip to Ray-Pec.

4. Blue Springs South (4-5, 3-2)

Last week: Defeated Lee's Summit 34-14

After a disappointing start, the Jaguars might have found their stride just in time for the playoffs

5. Lee's Summit (4-5, 2-3)

Last week: Lost to Blue Springs South 34-14

The Tigers averaged 41 points per game through six weeks. They've scored only 28 total in the last two games.

6. Lee's Summit North (1-8, 0-5)

Last week: Lost to Blue Springs 31-13

Ryan Martinez had a pair of touchdowns, but it was far from enough for the Broncos.

SUBURBAN RED CONFERENCE

1. Park Hill (9-0, 5-0)

Last week: Defeated Truman 42-7

The Trojans rolled through the regular season. Can they continue the breakthrough season into districts?

2. Truman (5-4, 3-2)

Last week: Lost to Park Hill 42-7

After a winless 2013 season, the Patriots march into districts with a winning record.

3. St. Joseph Central (3-6, 3-2)

Last week: Defeated Park Hill South 51-48

The Indians are gaining momentum with three wins in the last four weeks.

4. Liberty (2-7, 2-3)

Last week: Defeated Ruskin 28-6

Tailback Devon Bryant found the end zone three times in the first half to help Liberty cruise to victory.

5. Park Hill South (3-6, 2-3)

Last week: Lost to St. Joseph Central 51-48

The Panthers have scored 97 points in the last two games. They open district play in Liberty.

6. Ruskin (1-8, 0-5)

Last week: Lost to Liberty 28-6

The Golden Eagles need more consistency in the passing game to help aid the rushing attack.

SUBURBAN WHITE CONFERENCE

1. Fort Osage (9-0, 6-0)

Last week: Defeated Raytown 48-7

Quarterback Skylar Thompson threw for three touchdowns. Tailback Jesse McBee ran for three more.

2. Staley (7-2, 5-1)

Last week: Defeated Oak Park 42-6

The Falcons are on a roll heading into the playoffs, outscoring the last three opponents 112-6.

3. Liberty North (6-3, 4-2)

Last week: Defeated North Kansas City 42-12

Mitchell Miller is the new man under center after senior Brian Sharp broke a bone in his foot.

4. Oak Park (3-6, 2-4)

Last week: Lost to Staley 42-6

The Northmen can cap their much-improved season with a playoff victory Friday night.

5. Raytown (2-7, 2-4)

Last week: Lost to Fort Osage 48-7

The Blue Jays have been held to three touchdowns over the past four weeks.

6. North Kansas City (1-8, 1-5)

Last week: Lost to Liberty North 42-12

Tailback Damon Whitmill ran for two second-half touchdowns in the Hornets' loss.

7. William Chrisman (1-8, 1-5)

Last week: Lost to Van Horn 34-20

The Bears' second-half rally wasn't enough to overcome an early two-touchdown deficit.

SUBURBAN BLUE CONFERENCE

1. Winnetonka (7-2, 4-1)

Last week: Defeated Belton 45-27

Julious Sabastiano threw five touchdowns for the Griffins, who shared the league championship.

2. Kearney (8-1, 4-1)

Last week: Defeated Grandview 49-12

The Bulldogs may be the favorites to reach the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis next month.

3. Platte County (8-1, 4-1)

Last week: Defeated Raytown South 35-34

A supposed rebuilding year for the Pirates turned into a share of the conference title. Not bad.

4. Raytown South (5-4, 2-3)

Last week: Lost to Platte County 35-34

The Cardinals have lost two straight by a combined eight points. They could be a threat in the Class 4 playoffs.

5. Belton (3-6, 1-4)

Last week: Lost to Winnetonka 45-27

Daren Johnson and Zach Willis both topped the 100-yard rushing mark in the loss.

6. Grandview (1-8, 0-5)

Last week: Lost to Kearney 49-12

That's eight straight opponents to score at least four touchdowns agains the Bulldogs.

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