Welcome to Five From Friday our weekly feature that highlights some of the best quotes, notes, stats and performances of the games Friday night.
Quote of the night
I knew we needed a big play. I just did what I do every play and went after the quarterback. I thought it was incomplete. I went to help their quarterback up and realized we had the ball and started celebrating.” – Lee’s Summit North linebacker Jaron Cole after his fumble causing sack helped to seal the Broncos 27-14 win over Liberty.
Stat line of the night
Tyler Bowden, running back, Lawrence Free State – The Firebirds tailback had a big night in Free State’s 44-28 win over Shawnee Mission West. The junior finished with 218 yards and four touchdowns on 24 carries.
Call of the night
Blue Valley hosted Rockhurst in a battle of cross-state traditional powers. The game was tight throughout with each team taking a one score lead during the game. It was tied at 14 midway through the fourth when Jake Wolff found Sterling Lockett on a 56-yard TD pass that would be the difference. Sportsradio 810’s Tim Spoerl was on the call
Team of the night
St. James Academy – The Thunder pulled off an upset of Kansas Class 4A No. 1 Bishop Miege 28-27. It was the Thunder’s first-ever win over the Stags.
Park Hill – The Trojans moved to 4-1 with a hard-fought 13-10 win over Raymore-Peculiar. Park Hill got a 100-yard pick six for its first TD and a blocked punt for its second in a game marked by tough defense.