Missouri Roundup Week 5

By Zachary Spain PrepsKC staff writer
Posted: September 22, 2018 - 12:08 AM



There wasn’t much excitement from the collection of area games in Week 5 on the Missouri side as the expected victors won and won big, including state-ranked Kearney, Odessa, Platte County and Lawson.

Kearney 34, Grandview 6
Patrick Connery was again a workhorse, running 34 times for 155 yards and catching four passes for 100 yards — all game highs — as Class 4 No. 3 Kearney (4-1, 3-0 KC Suburban Conference Blue) ranaway with the road win despite five turnovers and 110 yards in penalties.

Connery scored four times — on passes of 36 and 54 yards from quarterback Dakota Ah-Mu, plus a pair of 2-yard runs — and has 13 TDs already this season.

Grandview (2-3, 1-2 Suburban Blue) saw its two-game winning streak end as it was limited to 140 yards of offense in its largest margin of defeat in 2018.

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Odessa 49, Oak Grove 0
Another week, another shutout. With few exceptions that’s been the story of Odessa’s season. Friday, the No. 1 team in Class 3 got six touchdown runs from Dakota DeGraffenried in another rout for the Bulldogs (5-0, 1-0 Missouri River Valley Conference West).

In its third shutout in five games, Odessa — which has allowed 13 points all season — forced four turnovers and held visiting Oak Grove (1-4, 0-1) to fewer than 160 yards of offense.

Odessa quarterback Josey Meierarend added a 57-yard touchdown pass to Bryley Ray to account for the Bulldogs’ other touchdown. Meierarend completed 11 of 15 passes for 238 yards.

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Raytown 56, Ruskin 6
The Bluejays used an explosive passing offense and stifling defense to maintain a spot atop KC Suburban Conference White standings.

Joe Campbell passed for 292 yards, completing 13 of 21 passes for four touchdowns for Raytown (4-1, 3-0 Suburban White) while the defense recorded four sacks and 14 tackles for loss — Aubrey Martin had 3.5 of them — and forced four turnovers.

Ruskin (0-5, 0-4) was held to minus-19 yards of offense. Laurence Hudson’s 11-yard run following a Raytown fumble midway through the fourth quarter is all that prevented the Golden Eagles from being shut out.

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Platte County 57, Raytown South 22
Behind nearly 500 yards of offense, the sixth-ranked Pirates (4-1, 3-0 KC Suburban Conference Blue) had little trouble with the Cardinals (1-4, 1-2) once they got some distance late in the second quarter.

Senior running back Adel Freitek had his biggest night of the year, rushing for 225 yards and three touchdowns — plus 33 more yards receiving. Quarterback Spencer Stewart passed for four touchdowns for the Pirates.

Raytown South QB Tavain Turner passed for a touchdown and run for another in the visiting Cardinals’ loss.

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Liberty North 37, St. Joseph Central 0
Jake Van Dyne completed first quarter touchdown passes of 28 and 52 yards to AJ Wood as the host Eagles earned a comfortable Suburban Red win before back-to-back road games at Staley and Blue Springs over the next two weeks.

Van Dyne had a third touchdown in the third quarter and finished with 280 yards through the air on 13-of-18 passing. Placekicker Brady Pohl made three field goals in the second quarter — including a 46-yarder —for Liberty North (3-2, 3-0).

Central (1-4, 1-2) averaged fewer than a yard per play and had just 91 yards of offense in the game.

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Lawson 49, North Platte 0
The Cardinals used a committee of rushers — 17 players had a touch, with no one getting more than nine — to compile 353 yards on the ground and another win.

Andrew Stephens had three touchdowns while Eli Hay added two more as Lawson (5-0, 3-0 KCI) — ranked fourth in Class 2 — averaged more than seven yards a run against the visiting Class 1 Panthers (1-4, 1-2 KCI).

North Platte was equally reliant on the run with less success, accruing just 79 yards in all and losing two fumbles. Neither team completed a pass from five combined attempts, though the Panthers were intercepted on two of their four pass attempts.

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