Lee’s Summit West 47, Lee’s Summit 6
Moments after falling behind 6-0, Titans returner Brock Kobel took the ensuing kickoff 99 yards for touchdown. From there, quarterback Trysten Keeney did much of the rest and the rout was on.
Keeney threw for 207 yards and four touchdowns as LS West (3-0) accrued 451 yards of offense and played turnover-free football against the rival Tigers (1-2). Kobel added an interception on defense for the Titans.
Running back Jaylen Johnson ran for 75 yards to lead Lee’s Summit, including the 2-yard touchdown that put the host Tigers ahead 6-0.
Blue Springs 42, Staley 0
DeAndre Thomas and Lamana Tapusoa each ran for two touchdowns as the host Wildcats earned their first win of the season and exacted revenge for their 35-0 shutout loss at Staley in 2019.
But it was the Blue Springs defense that was most dominant, holding the Falcons (1-2) to just 73 yards from 46 plays and forcing two turnovers, including an interception Jordan Worley returned for touchdown.
Thomas, meanwhile, led all players with his 110 yards on 17 carriers.
Smithville 28, Kearney 10
Caleb Donnell ran for three touchdowns -- including a 43-yard score midway through the third to give Smithville the lead for good at 14-10 -- as the Warriors won their seventh in a row against their Suburban Blue rivals since 2018.
Carson Frakes led all receivers with 110 yards, and his 50-yard touchdown from Dawson Meinert in the final minute of the first half put the Bulldogs (1-2, 0-1) in front 14-10.
But Smithville (2-1, 1-0) held Kearney scoreless in the second half and relied on Donnell and Hayden Sigg, whose 87 yards led all rushers.
Harrisonville 45, Pleasant Hill 14
Jace Reynolds ran for 401 yards -- you read that right -- and six touchdowns to lead the visiting Wildcats to an easy bounce-back win a week after they gave up a 10-point fourth-quarter lead at powerhouse Maryville.
His 13.8 yard-per-rush average included touchdowns of 81, 66, 60, 52 and 33 yards. By comparison, the 9-yard scoring run Reynolds had 3:59 into the first quarter to put Harrisonville (2-1, 1-0 Missouri River Valley Conference West) up 6-0 was pedestrian.
That makes 944 yards and 10 touchdowns in three games for Reynolds this season, easily atop the PrepsKC stats leaderboard.
Zach Redwine’s two-yard touchdown run with 3:46 left in the first gave Pleasant Hill (1-2, 0-1) one of their few highlights, a 7-6 lead that was erased less than four minutes later by a Reynolds touchdown.
St. Pius X 42, Cameron 22
A chance at an undefeated start of the season unprecedented in the last decade -- and with a home game looming with Maryville next week -- didn’t distract the visiting Warriors as running back Robbie Sharp ran for 146 yards and two touchdowns.
Jack Mosh added a 29-yard touchdown in the second quarter to give St. Pius X (3-0, 1-0 Midland Empire) the 13-6 lead they’d keep the rest of the way.
Playing both ways, Mosh also returned an interception for touchdown to go along with a 53-yard touchdown pass.
Mid Buchanan 47, Lawson 7
The undefeated Dragons took advantage of five turnovers and a safety to run away in their KCI Conference opener at Lawson (0-2, 0-1).
TJ Runyan ran for 103 yards and two touchdowns for Mid-Buchanan (3-0, 1-0), while the Dragons defense held the Cardinals to just 113 yards and less than three yards per play.
The win is the second in a row in the series with Lawson after losing nine straight.