Missouri Week 2 roundup
Week two in Missouri was highlighted by both spectacular defense and offensive fireworks. Teams will begin to settle into the season and find themselves and become more comfortable with their week-to-week routines.
Lawson 13, Lafayette County 6
The Lawson Cardinals scored a late touchdown and hung on to beat Lafayette County in a good old fashioned defensive nail biter 13-6. Each team scored in the first half with a missed point after, but it was Lawson's Patrick Hand who scored the deciding touchdown with just over two minutes remaining in the game.
There weren't a whole lot of gaudy offensive statistics in this game. It was dominated by two stout defenses. It was just which one would crack first. Lawson's defense had two interceptions and three quarterback sacks.
Now two weeks into the young season, both teams have leveled their record at 1-1.
Lee's Summit 45, Belton 13
Lee's Summit was firing on all pistons Friday night as they rolled over Belton 45-13 to improve to 1-1 on the season. The Tigers churned out 375 totals yards offense (203 rushing, 172 passing), but most importantly gave up only 116 yards defensively and only six yard through the air.
By early in the third quarter, Lee's Summit led 36-0, led by quarterback Darrias Pearsall who was nine of 12 for 144 yards and four touchdowns. Ryan Belt had four catches for 58 yards and two scores.
Belton (0-2) never could get anything going against the Tigers and struggled mightily to move the ball. They did score on a 93-yard kickoff return by Dahavon Powell early in the third quarter and then early in the fourth quarter, Powell scored again on a six-yard run.
Maryville 56, Harrisonville 20
Maryville had little trouble with Harrisonville Friday night in a 56-20 rout. Although the scoring didn't start for either team until the second quarter, the Spoofhouds, (1-1) took a 26-6 lead into the intermission and ran away from there.
Maryville quarterback Ben Walker had a pretty good night passing and running the ball. He was 12 of 18 for 190 yards and a touchdown, and with his feet, he only ran the ball seven times for 17 yards, but he crossed the goal line two more times. Aiden Cullin had a 106 yards rushing and a score, and Trey Houchin chipped in with 93 more an two touchdowns.
For Harrisonville (0-2), quarterback River Riley was 13 of 25 for 198 yards and two touchdowns, connecting with Braydon Tarwater (128 yards) and Andrew Cecil (21 yards).
Winnetonka 27, Raytown South 12
Raytown South was unable to build on its 12-7 halftime lead and eventually lost to its Suburban Blue Conference foe Winnetonka 27-12 Friday night. The Griffins did two things in the second half: open up the offense, allowing it to score 20 unanswered points and lock down the defense to shut out the Cardinals (1-1), enabling the comeback.
Winnetonka quarterback Jovan Satterwhite was the second-half hero scoring on runs of 12 and one yard out. Jason Essex added a capper on a 47 yarder early in the fourth quarter for the Griffins who are off to a 2-0 start.
South's scores came on a Javon Ray run of 39 yards and Tavain Turner pick of Satterwhite.
Oak Park 13, Raytown 7
The 13 points Oak Park scored were enough to hold off Raytown Friday night 13-7 in their Suburban White Conference contest. Both teams stand at 1-1 on the young season.
Quarterback Blake Bland accounted for all of the Northmen scoring on a nine-yard run midway through the first quarter and then on a one-yard run midway through the third. It was 13-0 at that point. With 7:35 to play in the game, Raytown's Joe Campbell hit D'Vontae Key on an 85-yard strike, making it 13-7, but that was all the Bluejays could muster.
Raytown had only 149 yards of total offense to Oak Park's 291, but the key difference was the time of possession. The Northmen held on to the ball for 31:56 to Raytown's 16:54.