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 told those guys at halftime, ‘I can see it in your face. You guys are ready to do this. Just keep going on, and things are going to go our way. And they did.” – Raymore-Peculiar coach Sean Martin talking about his team’s 28-point explosion in the 3rd quarter of their 35-7 win over Liberty.
Stat line of the night
Jace Reynolds, running back, Harrisonville – The junior had another huge night for the Wildcats with 395 yards and eight TDs leading his team to a 75-41 win over Winnetonka.
Call of the night
Gardner-Edgerton trailed Shawnee Mission Northwest 38-35 in the closing minute of the game and faced a fourth down in field goal range. The Trailblazers opted to go for it and get the win but the defense of the Cougars had other ideas holding out for the win. SportsRadio 810’s Tim Spoerl was on the call.
Team of the night
Liberty North – After starting the season with an open week and then losing to Liberty and Ray-Pec the Eagles have done nothing but get better. North has won five straight with the latest victim being Lee’s Summit West who fell 22-15 to the Eagles after leading in the first half. It’s the third straight second-half comeback win for Liberty North.
Lexington – The Minutemen have quietly rolled through its season seven straight wins and then faced Missouri River Valley Conference East rival Lafayette County Friday night. Lexington was up to the challenge earning a solid 36-25 to move to 8-0 and set up a conference title showdown game with 6-1 Richmond.