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
“We had a little bit of an emotional moment before the game and before we came down to the stadium. These guys mean a lot to me and this program. They’ve given a lot to this program, and this was their night. They went out and made it kind of a legacy game for them to finish off the regular season.” - Blue Valley Northwest coach Clint Rider after his team’s 28-21 win on senior night.
Stat line of the night
Zane Palmer, running back, Odessa – The senior ran for 214 yards and two touchdowns in the Bulldogs 29-26 win over Harrisonville. The total moved Palmer over the 2,000-yard mark and he now stands at 2,073 yards and 29 touchdowns.
Call/Highlight of the night
Raymore-Peculiar at Blue Springs was a crazy game with a lot of point. There were 67 total points scored in the first half. In the fourth quarter Blue Springs led 55-46 and were looking for first downs to kill the clock. The Vision Sports radio crew of Rob Evans and Tim Crone were having a good time when they admired what might have been the play of the night
Team of the night
Lawrence Free State – The Firebirds started the season at 1-3 but quietly put together a three game winning streak heading into Friday night’s game with undefeated Olathe North. All Free State did was control the entire game and come away with a 31-19 win to head to the postseason with one of the best wins of the season.
St. Michael - The Guardians shut out University Academy 41-0 to finish the regular season 8-1 and earn the Crossroads Conference Championship in their first year in the league.