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
“All game they had been kicking it deep, but on the one before that, they didn’t kick it as deep. So, I thought that if I get the chance to return it, I’m going to go.” Basehor-Linwood’s Brant Willison talking about his 94-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. The return opened the second half and gave the Bobcats a 28-13 lead in a game they would go on to win 47-42 over Tonganoxie.
Stat line of the night
Jacorey Love, running back, Center – The junior had a big night for the Yellowjackets in their 42-7 win over rival Lincoln College Prep. Love finished the night with 267 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries as Center moved to 2-0 on the season.
Call of the night
It was a showdown of defending champions as St. James Academy hosted Blue Valley Northwest. It was a close game at the start of the fourth quarter with Northwest leading 20-14. That’s when Grant Stubblefield wouldn’t be denied extending the Huskies lead.
Spectrum Sports Kevin Wike is on the call.
Team of the night
Kearney – The Bulldogs kept its early-season momentum going with an impressive 39-17 win at Fort Osage. Kearney ran an onside kick to start the game grabbing the early momentum jumping out to a 29-3 lead. The Bulldogs never took their foot off the pedal to move to 2-0 on the season.
Big Winner (s)
North Platte and Topeka Highland Park – North Platte beat Maysville 20-0 and Topeka Highland Park defeated Wyandotte 60-47. North Platte’s win was its first since the next to last game of the 2019 season and ended a 22-game losing streak. Highland Park had not won since 2014 and ended a 65-game losing streak. Congratulations to both programs.