Missouri Roundup Week 3

By Zachary Spain PrepsKC staff writer
Posted: September 8, 2018 - 12:02 AM

On a rainy, early fall-like night around the Missouri side of the Metro, highly-ranked Lee’s Summit West, Staley and Odessa emerged undefeated. Highlights of those wins, plus a roundup of other games from Week 3.

Lee’s Summit West 41, Blue Springs South 13
Ben Kobel had four touchdown passes, three of them to Trevor Kardell, as the host Titans – No. 2 in Class 6 – had little trouble with their winless KC Suburban Gold Conference rival and moved to 3-0 (2-0 Suburban Gold).

Kobel had 259 yards through the air despite completing just 9 of 22 passes. Of course, nearly half of his completions went for touchdown. All three of Kardell’s receptions ended up in the end zone as he totaled 128 yards on TDs of 13, 81 and 34 yards – all in the first half. The fourth scoring pass went 72 yards to Sammy Cooper.

Dakoda Kenig ran for140 yards on 29 carries and scored both touchdowns for Blue Springs South (0-3, 0-2 Suburban Gold) in the loss.

Staley 14, Lee’s Summit 7
In a defensive battle of KC Suburban Conference Red unbeatens, Staley – top-ranked in Class 5 – emerged from the wet conditions victorious over the visiting Tigers (2-1, 1-1 Suburban Red).

Koa Grace’s 4-yard touchdown run shortly after halftime proved to be the difference for the defending state champion Falcons (3-0, 2-0), who twice intercepted Lee’s Summit quarterbacks and forced a missed field goal.

Kaia Turpinio’s 1-yard run capped 13-play, 6-plus minute drive just before halftime answered Loa Grace’s 39-yard touchdown pass to Ramon Shelton on the previous drive as the conference foes entered the intermission tied.

Park Hill 20, Liberty North 7
Twenty first-half points proved to be enough for the host Trojans to claim their first win of the season.

Ryan Graves completed touchdown passes of 50 yards (to Jaylin Noel) and 38 yards (to Payton Stanfield) in the first quarter, then Corey Bradford ran in from the 2-yard-line midway through the second. Then Park Hill (1-2) relied on its defense the Eagles (1-2) and quarterback Jake Van Dyne went to the air in their comeback attempt.

But Van Dyne’s fourth quarter touchdown run was all Liberty North could get.

St. Pius X 28, Cameron 14
Ben Wade ran for four touchdowns – and intercepted a pair of passes and recovered a fumble – as the visiting Warriors spoiled Cameron’s undefeated start to 2018 in the St. Pius X’s inaugural Midland Empire Conference game.

Wade’s scoring runs of 21, 37 and 74 yards in the first half put St. Pius X (2-1, 1-0 Midland Empire) ahead 20-0 on the way to 280 total yards from 30 offensive touches. But the senior’s impact was as noteworthy from his safety position in sloppy conditions that contributed to nine turnovers between the teams.

A minute after Cameron QB Tyler Campbell connected with Elliot Turner on a 45-yard touchdown pass and added the two-point conversion run to cut the lead to 20-8, Wade intercepted the Campbell in the end zone in the final seconds of the half to stop the Dragons (2-1, 0-1) from further trimming the lead.

Then, with Cameron within 6 after another Campbell TD pass late in the third and again in SPX territory, Wade recovered a fumble to end the drive. His final-minute interception put an end to Cameron’s comeback hopes.

Odessa 34, Holden 0
Jonas Bennett scored three touchdowns – and added a two-point conversion and two PAT kicks – as the visiting Bulldogs cruised again.

The top-ranked team in Class 3 has outscored opponents 149-7 on the way to 3-0 to start the season. On Friday, Odessa forced four turnovers – the first an interception returned for touchdown by Eliyh D’Obron – and limited Class 2 Holden (1-3) to 120 yards of offense.

Bennett’s 4-yard run and point-after conversion put Odessa (3-0) ahead less than two minutes. Later, he received 114 of quarterback Josey Meierarend’s 135 passing yards, including touchdowns of 73 and 35 yards.

Dakota DeGraffenried followed his three TD performance from Week 2 with 143 yards rushing and another touchdown.