Lawrence 49, Lawrence Free State 20
Class 6A’s last undefeated team finished the regular season with an unblemished record as the No. 1 Lions ran away from their crosstown and Sunflower League rivals in the City Showdown.
Devin Neal, the Kansas commitment and 247Sports Composite four star and No. 1 Class of 2021 player in the state, ran for more than 300 yards to approach 1,000 for the season to lead Lawrence (7-0, 3-0).
The Lions led 42-0 to start the fourth quarter before quarterback Jet Dineen passed for two touchdowns and ran for another for the Firebirds (0-5, 0-3).
Bishop Carroll 35, St. Thomas Aquinas 14
Tank Young and Maxwell Ford each ran for touchdowns, but that wasn’t enough for the Saints as they lost their third consecutive game.
St. Thomas Aquinas (4-3), ranked fifth in Class 5A, wrapped up a three-week gauntlet that had them play Class 6A No. 1 Lawrence, at large-class Nebraska power Omaha-Westside and now at the 5A No. 4 Golden Eagles (5-2).
Except for Young’s first-quarter touchdown that tied the game at 7 with 3:08 to go in the first quarter, the Saints weren’t able to muster much offense.
Young had 94 yards on the ground and Sean Carroll added 82 as STA relied almost entirely on its ground game.
Meantime, quarterback Aiden Niedens ran for three touchdowns in the second quarter to give Carroll the 28-7 advantage and set up the sweep of area Catholic powers. The Golden Eagles beat Bishop Miege 56-35 last week.
Basehor-Linwood 27, Pittsburg 10
Isaac Stanton threw three touchdown passes -- two of them to Jordan Brown -- as the host Bobcats took a 20-0 lead and never looked back.
Stanton finished 14 for 23 for 158 yards and no interceptions. Running back Zach Sisemore led all rushers with 131 yards and a touchdown as Basehor-Linwood (5-3) limited the Dragons (4-4) to fewer than three yards per play.
Platte County (Mo.) 27, Lansing 0
The Missouri Class 5 No. 5-ranked Pirates crossed the Missouri River to earn an interstate victory behind Christopher Ruhnke’s pair of passing touchdowns and Dayton Mitchell’s two touchdowns.
Platte County scored on the game’s opening drive, covering 62 yards on seven plays over 2:25, culminating with Mitchell’s seven-yard TD reception from Ruhnke.
But Lansing (4-3), which was just outside the Top 5 in Class 4A in the kpreps.com Rankings, prevented the Pirates (8-1) from breaking the game open until the fourth quarter, when Platte County scored 20 points.
During one sequence in the second quarter, the Lions failed to convert on fourth-and-goal at the 5-yard line but immediately got the ball back after Ruhnke fumbled on the next play. But Lansing was stuffed near the goal line on four consecutive plays and turned the ball over on downs again.