Raymore-Peculiar 47, Platte County 7
Led by a 24-point second-quarter surge, three touchdowns from Gabe Shanklin, and a pair of long touchdown connections from Conrad Hawley to Luke Grimm, the host Panthers dominated the Pirates.
Shanklin ran for 232 yards in all, including a 70-yarder that broke the scoreless stalemate in the final minutes of the first quarter and foreshadowed what was to come for Class 6 No. 8 Ray-Pec (5-2).
Grimm had five receptions for 123 yards and his second-quarter touchdowns passes from Hawley covered 41 yards and 50 yards.
Platte County (5-2), ranked fourth in Class 4, cut the deficit to 14-7 when Christopher Ruhnke completed a 22-yard touchdown pass to Dayton Mitchell with 10:27 left in the first half. By halftime, the Pirates were down 30-7.
Lee’s Summit 27, Lee’s Summit North 15
Darrias Pearsall passed for three touchdowns as the Tigers led throughout in their road win, their third victory in a row.
Pearsall hit Landen Shepard for 9 yards to go ahead 7-0 late in the first, then connect with Ryan Belt for 22- and 21-yard touchdown passes in the third as the Tigers (4-3) made it 27-8.
Logan Muckey had 97 receiving yards and a touchdown for the Broncos (4-3) in the losing effort.
Oak Park 21, Belton 0
Najib Alhakeem had a 46-yard rushing touchdown and added a 13-yard receiving score -- plus the ensuing 2-point conversion run -- to help the host Northmen (4-3) move to 4-1 in Suburban White as a game at undefeated North Kansas City awaits next week.
Oak Park emerged victorious despite losing the turnover margin battle, giving the ball away three times. But Belton (0-7, 0-4) couldn’t capitalize, managing just 94 yards of offense while getting shut out for the third time this season.
Harrisonville 42, Pleasant Hill 13
River Riley passed for a touchdown and ran for another, and Joshua Pesek ran for two more as the host Wildcats scored 42-straight points in the second and third quarter to overcome a 7-point first-half deficit.
Jace Reynolds added 3-yard touchdown and led all rushers with 196 yards on the ground.
The Roosters (0-7, 0-3 Missouri River Conference West) enjoyed a 7-0 lead early in the second quarter from Carson Shoop’s 2-yard pass to Cutter Hurlock but were undone by four turnovers.
Hurlock added a late rushing touchdown with the game already out of hand.
Meantime, Harrisonville is 4-4, but 4-0 in Missouri River Conference West and sitting atop the standing alongside undefeated Odessa with that matchup looming in two weeks, after a trip to 3-4 Oak Grove.
Lawson 48, East Buchanan 8
With four rushing touchdowns, quarterback Andrew Stephens paced the visiting Cardinals to a KCI conference victory over East Buchanan (2-4, 1-3 KCI).
Stephens’ scoring runs covered 10 yards (14-0, 1st quarter), 13 yards (28-0 in the second), 20 yards (34-0 a series later) and five yards (40-8 early in the fourth quarter) on the way to 181 yards in total on the ground.
The Cardinals (5-2, 4-1 KCI) scored 21 points from four forced turnovers, including Kyle Sizemore’s 86-plus yard interception return.
Odessa 54, Warrensburg 6
Luke Malizzi’s 218 rushing yards and six touchdowns powered Class 3 No. 2 Odessa while handing the host Tigers (5-2, 1-2 Missouri River Valley West) their second consecutive loss following a 5-0 start.
Malizzi alone accounted for 218 of Odessa’s 373 total yards and included scoring runs of 54, 40, 27 and 23 yards.
The Bulldogs (7-0, 3-0) topped 48 points for the sixth time this season.
St. Joseph Benton 36, St. Pius X 6
The host Cardinals earned their first win of the year by forcing five turnovers and a balanced offensive performance.
Caden Stone passed for three touchdowns and running back Chol After accounted for four touchdowns and 183 total yards -- plus an interception on defense.
Benton (1-5, 1-3 Midland Empire) amassed 417 yards of offense while limiting the Warriors (3-4, 1-3) to fewer than 200 yards. SPX’s lone score came on a fourth-quarter fumble recovery by John Caime.