High School Sports

Raymore-Peculiar starts fast but can’t finish game because of storm


A great start provided the Raymore-Peculiar Panthers a 28-0 lead on Friday night at Belton. However, the Panthers will need another day before they can finish their game with the Pirates.

The stadium was evacuated at halftime because of lightning, and the game was postponed until 11 a.m. today at Belton.

Raymore-Peculiar scored on its first two possessions with a 2-yard run by Noah Durham, and a 40-yard touchdown pass from Grant Ardito to Spencer Haake. A 47-yard interception return for a touchdown by Andrew Houston gave the Panthers a 21-0 lead with 25 seconds left in the first quarter.

“Houston is a playmaker for us in the secondary,” Raymore-Peculiar coach Tom Kruse said. “He basically just got in front of it, and he’s a very good athlete. He out-ran everybody.”

Durham completed the scoring with a 33-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.

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