Missouri Roundup Week 9

By Zachary Spain PrepsKC staff writer
Posted: October 20, 2018 - 12:57 AM

Ranked teams Lee’s Summit West, Odessa and Lawson held serve in conference matchups during the final week of Missouri’s regular season. Those games are among the highlights of the roundup of games from around the area.

Lee’s Summit West 41, Raymore-Peculiar 23
The Titans, ranked second in Class 6, closed the regular season with a road victory despite a close first-half.

Quarterback Ben Kobel connected with Trevor Kardell for 42 yards and a touchdown with 39 second left in the first half to give Lee’s Summit West (8-1, 4-1 KC Suburban Conference Gold) the lead for good at 21-14.

Earlier in the half, Kobel had touchdowns of 64 yards (to Cade Clemons) and 89 yards (to Kardell) on the way to 323 yards passing and four touchdowns.

Kardell also caught a third-quarter touchdown from Kobel, this one for 29 yards, and finished with 160 yards on three catches -- all touchdowns.

Brandon Rayos’ 1-yard touchdown midway through the first quarter gave Ray-Pec (3-6, 1-4 Suburban Gold) a 7-0 lead. Another Rayos 1-yard run in the second quarter made it 14-14 as the running back had 103 yards and three touchdowns for the Panthers.

Odessa 44, Harrisonville 18
Behind standout performances from running back Dakota DeGraffenried and quarterback Josey Meierarend, Class 3 No. 1 Odessa racked up 550 yards of offense to finish its regular season undefeated.

Meierarend went 13-of-14 passing for 221 yards, including touchdown passes of 65 and 20 yards to Jonas Bennett. He also ran for a touchdown on the Bulldogs’ first scoring drive.

DeGraffenried crossed the 200-yard threshold for the fifth consecutive week, running for 238 yards and three touchdowns.

Meanwhile, Bennett had an impact on both sides of the ball: in addition to his 130 yards and two touchdowns receiving, he also led Odessa (9-0, 5-0 Missouri River Valley Conference West) in tackles and had an interception.

All Harrisonville (2-7, 1-4 MRVCW) points originated from the arm of River Riley, who passed for three TDs and 221 yards.

Lawson 25, Mid-Buchanan 7
Three rushers accounted for all four Cardinals touchdowns to lead host Lawson, which is ranked No. 5 in Class 2.

Quarterback Andrew Stephens ran for two TDs, including his 1-yarder in the final minute of the first half to give Lawson (8-1, 6-1 KCI) its first lead. Dalton Cook ran for 123 yards and a touchdown while Eli Hay added another on the way to an 11-yard per carry average from hsi eight rushes.

Stephens tallied 101 yards on the ground while Lawson limited the smaller class Dragons (5-4, 3-4 KCI) to 148 yards of offense.

Liberty North 41, Park Hill South 10
Keshawn Turner ran for 247 yards and three touchdowns to lead the visiting Eagles after a slow start in a KC Suburban Conference Red finale plated at Park Hill High School.

Turner’s scoring runs of 18, 1 and 3 yards spanned the second, third and fourth quarters and flipped what was a 10-7 Liberty North deficit into a 27-10 lead for the Eagles (4-5, 4-2 Suburban Red).

The Panthers (2-7, 2-4 Suburban Red) got 140 yards rushing from Ta’Von Tusa, but couldn’t maintain its early lead or score again after halftime.

Chillicothe 34, St. Joseph Benton 19
Jaden Winder passed for one touchdown and ran for another in the first half as the visiting Hornets overcome a first quarter deficit to roll to a Midland Empire win.

A 9-yard rushing touchdown from Lavery Jones -- with a conversion run from Dawson Wheeler -- put Chillicothe (3-6, 3-4 Midland Empire) ahead for good at 14-7 with 5:33 left in the first half.

Wheeler added two running touchdowns in the third quarter while Benton (2-7, 2-5 Midland Empire) couldn’t close the gap.