High School Sports

Friday night football (Oct. 16): Games to watch, 810 Varsity online games and KC area schedule

THE KANSAS CITY STAR

Where’s your favorite high school football team playing this week? Check out The Star’s Friday and Saturday schedule, as well as two Friday game previews and a list of Friday games that 810 Varsity will be broadcast online.

GAMES TO WATCH

Park Hill (7-1) at Truman (7-1)

On the opening night of the season, Park Hill was stopped at the goal line during the final minute of a seven-point loss to Blue Springs South. On the same evening, Truman suffered a 33-0 loss to Lee’s Summit.

Seven weeks later, Park Hill and Truman haven’t lost since. The two programs will ride seven-game winning streaks into a matchup tonight that will determine the Suburban Red Conference champion.

Expect a lot of rushing yards.

Park Hill averages 250 yards per game on the ground, and senior Zach Neal and sophomore Dorian Clayton have combined for 15 rushing touchdowns.

Truman tailback Jordan Salima has run for 1,525 yards, with quarterback Dean Clemons adding 819 yards on the ground.

Sam McDowell, smcdowell@kcstar.com

Mill Valley (5-1) at St. James Academy (6-0)

St. James Academy has faced a relatively easy schedule this season. That definitely changes this week.

The undefeated Thunder will play host to Kansas Class 5A top-ranked Mill Valley, which has only lost to Missouri powerhouse Staley. Mill Valley turned a few heads earlier this season when the Jaguars defeated Derby.

St. James Academy will counter with a stout defense that had held opponents to an average of 9.2 points per game with two shutouts. The Thunder most recently shut out Coffeyville-Field Kindley 48-0 with four touchdowns from quarterback Trey Keith.

Kathleen Gier, kgier@kcstar.com

810 VARSITY ONLINE GAMES

810 Varsity will broadcast live high school events in the Kansas City area throughout the 2015-16 school year. Here are tonight’s games that can be watched online at 810Varsity.com.

Blue Valley at Gardner Edgerton

Mill Valley at St James Academy

Pleasant Hill at Harrisonville

St. Thomas Aquinas at Blue Valley Southwest

Schlagle at Leavenworth

SM East at Harmon

Smithville at Cameron

Turner at Bonner Springs

KC AREA SCHEDULE: WEEK 9

(All times 7 p.m. unless noted)

FRIDAY’S GAMES

African Centered at Central

Appleton City at Orrick

Baldwin at De Soto

Basehor-Linwood at Piper

Belton at Winnetonka

Bishop Miege at Spring Hill

Blue Springs South at Lee’s Summit

Blue Valley at Gardner Edgerton

Blue Valley North at SM South

Blue Valley Northwest at Olathe South

Fort Osage at Raytown

Immaculata/Maranatha at Washington County

Kearney at Grandview

Labette County at Paola

Lansing at Washington

Lawrence Free State at Washburn Rural

Lee’s Summit North at Blue Springs

Lexington at Richmond

Liberty at Ruskin

Lone Jack at Archie

McLouth at Pleasant Ridge

Mill Valley at St. James Academy

Oak Grove at Excelsior Springs

Odessa at Grain Valley

Olathe North at Olathe East

Oskaloosa at Rossville

Ottawa at Eudora

Park Hill at Truman

Pittsburg at Blue Valley West

Pleasant Hill at Harrisonville

Prairie View at Osawatomie

Raymore-Peculiar at Lee’s Summit West

Raytown South at Platte County

Rockhurst at Jefferson City

St. Joseph Central at Park Hill South

St. Pius X at Pembroke Hill

St. Thomas Aquinas at Blue Valley Southwest

Santa Fe Trail at Bishop Ward

Schlagle at Leavenworth

SM East at Harmon

SM North at Wyandotte

SM West at SM Northwest

Sherwood at Midway

Smith-Cotton at Center

Smithville at Cameron

Staley at Oak Park

Sumner Academy at Louisburg

Tonganoxie at Atchison

Turner at Bonner Springs

University Academy at Polo

Warrensburg at O’Hara

West Platte at Lawson

William Chrisman at Van Horn

SATURDAY’S GAMES

Butler at Summit Christian, 1 p.m.

Hogan Prep at Cuba, 2 p.m.

Southwest ECC at Northeast, 1 p.m.

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