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Suburban Conference football: Week 8 review

Park Hill wide receiver Quinton Harris caught a touchdown pass over defender Lawrence Wulu of St. Joseph Central in last week’s game.
Park Hill wide receiver Quinton Harris caught a touchdown pass over defender Lawrence Wulu of St. Joseph Central in last week’s game. 810 Varsity

Here’s the Suburban Conference Week 8 high school football review, including team’s overall record, conference record, last week’s result, this week’s opponent and a comment.

Suburban Gold Conference

1. Blue Springs South (8-0, 4-0)

Beat Lee’s Summit North 39-7; Fri. at Lee’s Summit

Jerome Hawkins and Jake Lamb intercepted passes in a swarming defensive effort.

2. Blue Springs (3-5, 3-1)

Beat Lee’s Summit West 31-24; Fri. vs. Lee’s Summit North

Tresten Spruell ran for 208 yards and three touchdowns.

3. Lee’s Summit North (5-3, 2-2)

Lost to Blue Springs South 39-7; Fri. at Blue Springs

The Broncos have scored only once over the past five quarters.

4. Lee’s Summit West (5-3, 1-3)

Lost to Blue Springs 31-24; Fri. vs. Raymore-Peculiar

The Titans fell behind by two touchdowns early and never recovered.

5. Raymore-Peculiar (4-4, 1-3)

Beat Lee’s Summit 35-28; Fri. at Lee’s Summit West

Cole Kruse’s second-half touchdown reception served as the game-winner.

6. Lee’s Summit (3-5, 1-3)

Lost to Raymore-Peculiar 35-28; Fri. vs. Blue Springs South

After a seven-point halftime lead, the Tigers couldn’t find the end zone in the second half.

Suburban Red Conference

1. Park Hill (7-1, 4-0)

Beat St. Joseph Central 38-24; Fri. at Truman

Billy Maples threw three touchdowns, and Dorian Clayton had 178 yards rushing.

2. Truman (7-1, 4-0)

Beat William Chrisman 28-27; Fri. vs. Park Hill

The Patriots stuffed a final-minute two-point conversion attempt to preserve a win.

3. St. Joseph Central (3-5, 2-2)

Lost to Park Hill 38-24; Fri. at Park Hill South

The Indians grabbed a two-touchdown lead in the first half before falling.

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

Beat Hickman 49-19; Fri. at Ruskin

Robert Rawie scored five touchdowns, all in the first half, to ignite a rout.

5. Park Hill South (1-7, 1-3)

Beat Ruskin 58-6; Fri. vs. St. Joseph Central

The Panthers’ blowout gave Mike Sharp his first head coaching win with the program.

6. Ruskin (0-8, 0-4)

Lost to Park Hill South 58-6; Fri. vs. Liberty

The team has allowed six of eight opponents to top 50 points.

Suburban White Conference

1. Staley (7-1, 4-1)

Beat Raytown 35-0; Fri. at Oak Park

The Falcons have recorded four shutouts in eight weeks.

2. Liberty North (6-2, 4-1)

Beat Fort Osage 21-14; Fri. vs. North Kansas City

Coach Ken Clemens said he’s “never had a team play tougher” than the Eagles did Friday.

3. Fort Osage (7-1, 4-1)

Lost to Liberty North 21-14; Fri. at Raytown

The Indians lost their first regular season game since Sept. 28, 2012.

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

Lost to Staley 35-0; Fri. vs. Fort Osage

Antonio Williams rushed for 84 yards in an otherwise listless offensive output.

5. William Chrisman (2-6, 2-4)

Lost to Truman 28-27; Fri. at Van Horn

D’Vontae Brown scored with less than a minute left, but the ensuing two-point conversion failed.

6. Oak Park (1-7, 1-4)

Beat North Kansas City 43-36; Fri. vs. Staley

A blocked punt in the fourth quarter helped the Northmen secure their first victory.

7. North Kansas City (2-6, 1-4)

Lost to Oak Park 43-36; Fri. at Liberty North

Damon Whitmill’s five touchdowns weren’t enough for the Hornets.

Suburban Blue Conference

1. Kearney (7-1, 4-0)

Beat Belton 48-7; Fri. at Grandview

Logan Hinck and Marcus Harris each ran for two touchdowns.

2. Belton (5-3, 3-1)

Lost to Kearney 48-7; Fri. at Winnetonka

After a quick 7-0 lead, the Pirates never found the end zone again.

3. Grandview (5-3, 3-1)

Beat Platte County 32-12; Fri. vs. Kearney

The Bulldogs can earn a share of the conference title with a win against Kearney.

4. Platte County (5-3, 1-3)

Lost to Grandview 32-12; Fri. vs. Raytown South

The offense hasn’t been the same since quarterback Justin Mitchell’s injury.

5. Raytown South (3-5, 1-3)

Beat Winnetonka 47-25; Fri. at Platte County

The Cardinals have scored 98 points over the last two weeks.

6. Winnetonka (1-7, 0-4)

Lost to Raytown South 47-25; Fri. vs. Belton

The Griffins’ offensive output surpassed their previous four games combined.