Park Hill 19, Raymore-Peculiar 13
Anthony Hall threw two touchdown passes and Nathan Walls took a handoff 76 yards for another and the Trojans withstood a furious fourth quarter to stun the host Panthers, who had risen to No. 2 in the Class 6 Missouri Media Rankings.
Park Hill (4-5, 3-4 Suburban Gold) did all of its scoring in the second and third quarters, taking a 19-0 lead into the final period. But the Panthers (7-2, 5-2) made a frantic fourth-quarter comeback attempt.
Ray-Pec’s Conrad Hawley took a quarterback keeper into the end zone with 5:45 left, then completed a 6-yard touchdown pass to Will Orthel with 1:20 to go to make it 19-13.
On Park Hill’s ensuing possession, the Panthers used their three timeouts and got a three-and-out to force a punt with 1:00 left, which they blocked and recovered at the Park Hill 13-yard line.
Hawley gained five yards on first down, but missed on his two passes after a spike to stop the clock. Ray-Pec had stalled eight yards from the end zone and the Trojans escaped.
Liberty 31, North Kansas City 14
Luke Smith passed for a touchdown and ran for another, and Caden Dennis returned an interception for touchdown as the visiting Blue Jays, No. 4 in Class 6.
Anthony Wenson led all rushers with 138 yards and added a 65-yard, fourth-quarter touchdown for Liberty (8-1), which led 17-0 less than 15 minutes into the game.
From there, the Hornets (5-4) twice cut the lead to 10. Daniel Joiner’s 1-yard TD run in the final second of the first half cut the score to 17-7. Kail Williams connected with Chase Porter for 48 yards with 10:50 left in the game to make it 24-14.
Lee’s Summit West 21, Lee’s Summit North 7
Taylor Wilson scored two third-quarter touchdowns and rushed for 109 yards to lead the visiting Titans.
Wilson, whose scoring runs covered 55 and 26 yards, provided most of the sparks in a game that had just 331 yards of offense.
Jackson Surratt also ran for a touchdown for LS West (6-3, 4-3 Suburban Gold).
Tre Baker’s 39-yard completion to Devin Blayney put the Broncos (4-5, 2-5) on the scoreboard with 7:42 left.
Ruskin 39, Raytown South 30
After six lead changes, Ray Travion Wilson’s 25-yard fourth quarter touchdown gave the visiting Golden Eagles the lead they’d keep the rest of the way.
But it was quarterback William Sanders’ performance that put Ruskin (2-6, 1-5 Suburban Blue) in position time after time. He ran for 302 yards and two touchdowns and completed another to E’montae Silas -- each of them giving his team the lead.
On the other side, quarterback Manny Burnett threw for three touchdowns -- twice to Quinton Rowell -- as the Cardinals (0-7, 0-5) always seemed to have an answer during the first three quarters.
Down 27-16 shortly after halftime -- the largest deficit of the game -- Burnett twice orchestrated drives that ended with touchdown passes as Raytown South retook the lead at 30-27 before Wilson’s game-deciding touchdown.
Burnett threw for 212 yards while Rowell had 138 yards on nine catches. Rowell also ran back a kickoff 92 yards.
St. Michael the Archangel 33, Lathrop 13
Ellis Edwards ran for three touchdowns and 226 yards -- averaging nearly 10 yards per carry in the process -- to lead the host Guardians.
Dillon Zaun added two passing touchdowns as St. Michael (4-4) equaled the best win total in the program’s four years (4-6 in 2018) and claimed the fourth seed in Class 2, District 7 where it will likely face winless Versailles next week.
Jackson Gentzell scored all of the Mules’ points, connecting on field goals of 29 and 27 yards. He also scored Lathrop’s only touchdown, taking a 16-yard reception to the end zone and kicking the PAT. That gave Lathrop (1-6) its only lead, at 7-6 with 1:30 left in the first quarter.