Welcome to Five From Friday the feature that highlights some of the best quotes, notes, stats and performances of the games Friday night. Every week PrepsKC will post a Five From Friday looking back on the night that was.
Quote of the night
“They’re big time players. I couldn’t do anything without them. The o-line is everything. Those guys are some hogs. I really do appreciate those guys.” – Staley running Back Julian Ross after his line helped him to 246 yards and five TDs in the Falcons 55-42 win over Platte County
Stat line of the night
1,082 Total Yards – Staley and Platte County combined for the gaudy total in the track meet that was Staley’s 55-42 win.
Call of the night
Adam Davis 79-yard TD run – Brad Porter, Time Warner Cable SportsChannel
Blue Valley West hosted Blue Valley Southwest Thursday night to open the Kansas season. Davis didn’t waste any time taking the second play from scrimmage 79-yards to the end zone to give West the early lead. Davis had a big night with three TDs and 135 yards in West’s 20-17 win.
Team of the night
Shawnee Mission West – The Vikings answered every score by Lawrence Free State to earn a 41-40 win. These teams gave fans a great opening night and a preview of what could be very good seasons for both programs.
The Fans –High school football is finally in full swing on both sides of the state line. Combine perfect weather with some great games and it was a week to remember. Kansas kicked it off right with two great games that went down to the wire. Blue Valley edged Bishop Miege 35-28 in a back and forth battle while Shawnee Mission West outlasted Lawrence Free State 41-40 in an instant classic.