Titans keep rolling

PrepsKC staff

By Cole Young PrepsKC Senior Writer
Posted: October 29, 2016 - 12:04 AM

Behind a pair of rushing touchdowns from Phillip Brooks, Lee’s Summit West defeated Raymore-Peculiar 20-13 in a Missouri Class 6 District Semifinal.

It was a bit of revenge for the Titans, who fell to the Panthers earlier in the season. This time at Titan Stadium, it was Ray-Pec who nearly completed a furious comeback to tie the game in the final minute. Ultimately though, that drive would fall short as the Panthers failed to convert on a fourth-and-two from the Titan 40.

Brooks opened the scoring, when on the second drive of the game broke loose to score from 70-yards out.

“I saw that they were blitzing hard up the middle and were full in the box,” Brooks said. “The line did a good job of caving them in and letting me bounce outside to make the long run.”

That 70-yard run gave Lee’s Summit West a 7-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Panthers offense then went to work.

On their first drive across midfield, Ray-Pec scored with a 40-yard run from Chris McKinzy.

The Panthers took the lead into halftime on a field goal from Gabe Sappington.

As much as the Panthers dominated the second quarter, the third quarter belonged to Lee’s Summit West.

On the opening drive of the half, Lee’s Summit West quarterback Cole Taylor hit Zach Shanholtzer on a 58-yard touchdown pass.

The Titans, 9-2, added on a second touchdown run from Brooks and took a 20-10 lead just five minutes into the second half.

The Lee’s Summit West victory sets up a historic opportunity for the Titans.

They’ll host Rockhurst for the district title, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. It marks the first time the two schools have faced each other.

Since opening in 2004, the Titans have faced 41 other schools, but never the Hawklets. Rockhurst defeated top-seeded Kickapoo 26-3.

Raymore-Peculiar ends its season with a 6-5 record.