LS West storms back to beat LS North

By Kyle Yehle PrepsKC staff writer
Posted: September 9, 2017 - 12:19 AM


At the 5:29 mark in the third quarter, it looked like Lee's Summit North might be on their way to another early-season upset, leading 24-16.

Midway through the final period, Lee's Summit West had thoroughly dashed their crosstown rivals' upstart hopes.

The Titans reeled off 29 unanswered points and turned a defensive stalemate into an offensive clobbering, surging past Lee's Summit North 45-24 at Titan Stadium Friday night.

"[Lee's Summit North] has a good defense and are a good team overall," Lee's Summit West head coach Vinnie Careswell said. "We were able to find some holes in the second half. If our defense gets off the field, our offense has some weapons."

One of those weapons, Philip Brooks, broke the deadlocked game open in the second half. Held without a touchdown before halftime, the senior Titan tailback rushed for touchdowns of 14, 40, two, and four yards to spur the offense. Brooks ended the game with 213 yards to pair with the four scores.

"We were struggling to score, but we picked up the intensity," Brooks said. "We started making blocks, the [offensive] line did great and allowed me to do my job."

Points were hard to come by in the first half. Both teams chipped in a field goal and touchdown - a 98-yard pass from quarterback Ben Kobel to Trevor Kardell for the Titans, and a four-yard run by tailback John Eldridge in the waning seconds of the second quarter for the Broncos.

That changed once the teams started exchanging blows after halftime.

"I think we just started to fade at the end," Bronco head coach Jamar Mozee said. "We hit a standstill. I told my guys it was going to be a four-quarter game. We have some work to do mentally."