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
“You couldn't have drawn it up any better for a first game. We felt like we had a good game, coming up here and playing at Rockhurst after such a weird offseason.” – First-year Raymore-Peculiar coach Sean Martin after his team’s 42-34 win over Rockhurst.
Stat line of the night
Christopher Ruhnke, quarterback Platte County – The senior had a big opening night going 24 of 36 for 365 yards and four TDs in the Pirates 35-17 win over Park Hill South.
Call of the night
Joel Becker and Royce Boehm call the deciding play in Lee's Summit West's 20-14 overtime win at Park Hill
Team of the night
Grain Valley – The Eagles opened the season with a 34-24 road win at Smithville. Grain Valley had lost to Smithville the last two years by a combined score of 69-29 only to turn it around with a good road win to start 2020.
Everyone – In a time of uncertainty high school football was played. Even though crowds were limited and pre and post-game looked very different games were played and some piece of normal returned after a long stretch of time without high school sports in the Metro.