Missouri Roundup Week 8

By Zachary Spain PrepsKC staff writer
Posted: October 13, 2018 - 1:37 AM

As the district playoffs near, state-ranked Raytown, Lawson and North Kansas City punctuated their late season runs with commanding victories, while Lee’s Summit needed a late rally to claim a road win ahead of the final week of the regular season. A look at some of the games played on the Missouri side of the Metro:

Raytown 48, Belton 14
Joe Campbell passed for 306 yards and four touchdowns -- and rushed for another touchdown -- to lead the host Bluejays (7-1, 5-0 KC Suburban Conference White) -- ranked No. 7 in Class 5 -- to their sixth consecutive victory.

Campbell’s touchdown passes included completions of 56 yards (to Messiah Miller), 47 yards (D’Vontae Key), 37 yards (Key again) and 23 yards (Jaheim Burks) as Raytown easily dispatched conference foe Belton (2-6, 2-3 Suburban White).

The win sets up a Top 10 showdown with undefeated North Kansas City next week to decide who will finish atop the conference standings.

Lawson 20, Penney 0
Patrick Hand had two offensive touches for Class 2 No. 5 Lawson on Friday. He was particularly efficient as he scored two touchdowns for the visiting Cardinals in their KCI conference matchup.

First, Hand brokeaway for an 87-yard scoring run in the second quarter. Then he hauled in a four-yard pass from Andrew Stephens in the third. That -- plus Dalton Cook’s 1-yard run in the game-opening drive -- was more than enough as Lawson (7-1, 5-1 KCI) shut out Class 1 Penney (5-3, 3-3 KCI)

North Kansas City 54, Oak Park 14
While Clyde Price, the area’s runaway leading rusher, had another standout performance -- he scored five times and ran for more than 200 yards -- it was Brandon Hall who made the greatest impact from the Northtown backfield. The junior had his highest number of carries for the season, rushing 15 times for 259 yards and five touchdowns for the undefeated and Class 5 third-ranked Hornets (8-0, 5-0 KC Suburban Conference White).

Hall’s three-yard run tied the game at 7-7 with 2:27 left in the first. In the second quarter, his successive long touchdown runs -- of 54 and 81 yards -- turned a 14-13 Oak Park advantage into a 27-14 NKC lead as the Hornets scored 41 unanswered in a game played at Staley.

Blake Bland ran for a touchdown and threw for another to twice give Oak Park (2-6, 2-4 Suburban White) the lead in the first half before Northtown surged away.

Center 42, St. Michael 7
Chris Ferrer’s first-half touchdown runs of 6, 20 and 6 yards helped the Yellowjackets (7-1) overcome their early 7-0 deficit.

Sheron Manning added two more rushing scores while quarterback Jesse Stills scored from 19 yards just before halftime as Center led 28-7 at the break.

St. Michael (3-5) scored first when Alex Alaiwat completed a 16-yard pass to Brandon Lane that went for a touchdown with 8:31 left in the first quarter.