Blue Springs 28, Blue Springs South 13
Patrick Maloney’s three second-quarter touchdown passes turned a 13-0 deficit into a 21-13 Blue Springs lead on the way to the visiting Wildcats’ win.
In the span of five minutes, Maloney connected with three different receivers for touchdowns: 13 yards to DeAndre Thomas that made it 13-7 with 6:17 left in the first half; 84 yards to Xavier Loyd that gave the Wildcats (4-4, 3-4 Suburban Gold) their first lead at 14-13 with 4:38 left; and 21 yards to Ike Ezeogu with 1:16 to go.
Maloney finished 17-for-23 passing for 271 yards and has passed for seven touchdowns in the past two weeks. Thomas added a rushing touchdown and led all rushers with 102 yards to go with his 79 receiving yards and touchdown.
The Jaguars (1-6, 0-6) got out to their early lead thanks to touchdown runs from Jayden Steele and Jordan Fellers, but didn’t reach the end zone again over the game’s final 32 minutes.
Park Hill 27, Lee’s Summit North 10
Jaylin Noel caught two touchdown pasess and threw for another, and Anthony Hall passed for three touchdowns of his own to lead the host Trojans to the Suburban Conference Gold win.
Noel, who caught 10 passes for 133 yards, had a hand in Park Hill’s first two touchdowns.
His 2-yard completion from Hall made it 7-0 midway through the second quarter. Then his 12-yard pass to Jake Powell with 3:59 left in the third gave the Trojans (3-5, 2-4) the lead they’d keep.
Tre Baker’s touchdown run in the second quarter for the Broncos (4-4, 2-4) had tied the score at 7-7.
North Kansas City 28, Oak Park 27
J’len Friar and Michael Moore each crossed the 100-yard threshold and ran for touchdowns as the Hornets (5-3, 3-2 Suburban Red) held on at Oak Park.
Moore’s 33-yard touchdown run with 5:24 left that ended up making the difference.
Friar, who led all rushers with 127 yards, scored from 37 yards late in the first quarter to make it 7-0 and give North Kansas City the lead it never gave up -- though Oak Park (2-6, 1-4) twice tied the game.
And despite three turnovers, the Northmen (2-6, 1-4) had a chance to tie the game again after Xavier Williams took a Ty Clemens pass 36 yards for touchdown with 2:47 left, but the PAT was missed. NKC ran out the clock in the ensuing drive.
Clemens and Williams twice connected on fourth-quarter touchdowns. Clemens also added a 3-yard touchdown run.
Staley 48, St. Joseph Central 0
Behind quarterback Jehr Fowler’s 71 percent completion rate and five touchdown passes, the visiting Falcons brought home an easy Suburban Conference Red victory.
Fowler was turnover-free in passing for 237 yards on 17-for-24 passing, connecting on three of his scoring passes with Rajon Hill -- all in the first half as the Falcons (4-4, 4-1) took a 35-0 lead to the locker room.
Hill led all players with 134 receiving yards from his eight receptions.
Central (1-7, 0-5) gained just 135 total yards and reached the red zone in Staley territory only once.
Harrisonville 75, Winnetonka 41
Jace Reynolds added to his area-best rushing totals with 395 yards and eight touchdowns -- yes, eight -- as the host Wildcats (6-2) topped 70 for the second consecutive game and handed the Griffins a second straight loss after a 6-0 start.
Reynolds averaged nearly 12 yards per carry from his 34 touches and scored from all over the field, including touchdown runs of 71 yards -- which broke a 34-34 tie late in the first half -- and 61 yards -- plus the conversion run -- that made it 28-20 early in the quarter.
That performance took the junior across 2,000 yards for the season and gave him 26 touchdowns.
Winnetonka (6-2) kept pace for most of the first half as Montre Moore had a stellar game of his own, running for 219 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Quarterback Jovan Satterwhite ran for three touchdowns and passed for another.
But after scoring first and twice tying the game, the Griffins were shut out in the second half.
St. Pius X 16, St. Joseph Lafayette 14
Joseph Wilson’s 26-yard field goal ended up the game winner as the host Warriors moved to 7-0 and remained atop the Midland Empire Conference standings with a game at second-place Savannah looming.
Jack Mosh and Robbie Sharp each scored first-half touchdowns as SPX led 13-0 before Miles Henderson scored on either side of halftime to put the Fighting Irish (3-4, 2-3 Midland Empire) on top.
After Wilson’s field goal came with 10:51 left in the game, Lafayette drove inside the SPX 30-yard line but failed to convert on fourth down and the Warriors ran out the final 7:12 with a methodical drive.