After Further Review: Cole Young 10/30
By Cole Young PrepsKC Senior Writer
When the Class 6 District 4 playoff bracket was released last week it looked like a complete tossup.
A week in, that appears to have been a fair estimate.
Consider this, the only game that wasn’t decided by four points or fewer was the 4 vs. 5-seed matchup.
Looking ahead at next week, it’s feasible that the district championship could be between No. 4 seeded Lee’s Summit West and No. 7 seed Blue Springs.
Then again, that district final could just as easily be between No. 1 seed Kickapoo and No. 3 Raymore-Peculiar, who has come from behind in each of its last three games for wins.
Here’s a few other musings from the first week of the playoffs.
Time changes- This will never happen, but a school could see a nice windfall at the gate if they changed their start time to Saturday afternoon. Not only would fans from outside the district come to the game, but considering this Friday marks Game 3 of the World Series, and if last week is any indication, expect to see lighter than usual crowds at the games this week.
Plus, who doesn’t love Saturday afternoon football.
Sandbagging? Heading into Week 9, Harrisonville had a pretty good idea it would be facing Pleasant Hill in the regular season finale and in the first round of the playoffs.
Knowing that, it appears the undefeated Wildcats didn’t want to show the Roosters much in the first meeting in back-to-back weeks.
After beating them by just 14 in the first meeting, Harrisonville turned things back on this week, defeating Pleasant Hill 52-0.
How many points will they score? The scoreboard operator at Hogan Prep is going to get a workout in the Rams district semifinal this week against Oak Grove.
Since Week 1, Hogan Prep hasn’t scored fewer than 42 points in a game.
Going up against a Panther offense that can score in bunches, this one could turn into a track meet.
That said, Hogan Prep hasn’t faced a defense like Oak Grove’s this year so something has to give.
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