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
“For conference standings and for district numbers, it was a really important game. This was probably the most important game that North Kansas City and Oak Park have ever played against each other, going back to the 60s. So, getting the W against a well-coached team like North Kansas City is an honor for us.” – Oak Park Coach Ken Clemens after his team’s 13-6 win over North Kansas City
Stat line of the night
Gabe Fields, running back, St. Joseph Central – It was a big night for the Indians ball carrier as he went for 331 yards and six touchdowns on 24 carries in Central’s 53-47 win over Excelsior Springs
Call/Highlight of the night
Van Horn made easy work of Summit Christian Friday night scoring early and often. The game wasn’t really in question but Da’Marcus Penson put the game away with 4:12 left in the first half with his second score of the night. Joe Van Ambug was on the call as the Falcons would finish with a 59-0 victory
Team of the night
St. Thomas Aquinas – after two straight losses the Saints headed to rival Bishop Miege who had yet to lose this season. Aquinas trailed 20-0 but didn’t stop playing and eventually would score with three minutes left to earn 29-26 win.
Olathe South – The Falcons held off Shawnee Mission Northwest 25-18 to move to 4-2 on the season and are on track to finish with a winning record for the first time since 2014. South takes on Shawnee Mission South Friday.