Lee's Summit outlasts Kearney in shootout

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By Brian Spano PrepsKC Senior Writer
Posted: September 6, 2013 - 11:06 PM



We’ve heard the cliche, “I went to a track meet, and a football game broke out.” Well, judging by the score of Lee’s Summit’s 77-55 (yeah, you read that right) win over Kearney Thursday night, that might need to be changed to “...a basketball game broke out.”
 
The Tigers (2-0) executed big play after big play throughout the first half to take full control of the game.
 
It all started with the opening kickoff when Tanner Allin sliced his way through the Kearney special teams for 80 yards and the score to put Lee’s Summit up 7-0. Then the Tigers went on to score on all seven of their first half positions. It went like this:
  • Quarterback Drew Lock connected with Cameron Willis for 21 yards at the 7:41 mark of the first quarter.
  • Casey Slaughter ran it from 17 yards out with 1:55 to play in the first quarter.
  • With 51 seconds left in the first, Lock hit Hunter Allee on a 15 yard pass.
  • Lock found Willis again, this time for 63 yards with 10:49 to play in the second quarter.
  • Levi Fountain catches not one but two from Lock, the first for 49 yards, the second for 43
  • Metcalf adds another touchdown from Lock just before the intermission for 23 yards.
“Our biggest thing is we went there last year and were up 17-0 and didn’t finish the game,” Tigers head coach Eric Thomas said. “We didn’t score over 17. I wanted to make sure that we kept pushing, kept the foot on the gas at least through halftime. We started the third quarter at least thinking we were going to do that and got ourselves in some bad situations, but that was the plan.”
 
The Bulldogs (1-1) began to find a little confidence in the second quarter with a couple of touchdowns and a field goal. First Austin Hinck hit Zack Davis for 49 yards, then Brock Broughton, who finished the game with 29 carries, 242 yards and four touchdowns on the ground, rumbled for 50 yards for a score. He even had five receptions for 114 yards and a score.
 
That modest second quarter run was enough momentum to fire Kearney up for a second-half charge.
 
The Bulldogs outscored Lee’s Summit in the second half 38-21 and even got the score as close as 15 points, but the Tigers sealed it late on an 80-yard interception return by Delshon Spratt.
 
“I think things changed in the second half because we backed off a little bit,” Thomas said. “We kind of had a plan at halftime of when to pull our guys and when to try to stay healthy and get guys off the field. We went ahead and did that, and it was what it was. The performance we had in the first half offensively, defensively and on special teams, I thought was really, really good.”
 
Lock ended the night 14 of 21 passing for 302 yards and six touchdowns. Fountain had three catches for 122 yards and two touchdowns, and Metcalf had five catches for 82 yards and two touchdowns.
 
“We were hidden right there,” Lock said about his receiving corps. “You saw what we can do. We came out and did what we know we can do. There aren’t a lot of people that know we could do that, and you saw that guys we have on the field with the talent.”
 
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