Lee’s Summit West 41, Lee’s Summit 21
Jackson Surratt ran for a game-high 103 yards and two touchdowns that claimed the lead for the host Titans, then Jameson Hardin passed for three second-half touchdowns that helped keep the game out of reach of the Tigers (1-2).
Hardin completed 6 of 7 passes for 155 yards without a turnover as LS West improved to 3-0.
Playing from behind, Elijah Martinez connected with Joshua Manning for all three Lee’s Summit touchdowns.
Like Hardin, Martinez was efficient, completing 16 of his 18 pass attempts for 220 yards. One of his two incompletions was an interception.
Manning led all receivers with 175 yards and nine receptions.
Lee’s Summit North 28, Liberty 7
The Broncos, ranked eighth in the latest Class 6 Missouri Media Rankings, got 141 yards and a touchdown from Quincey Baker to take the lead they never relinquished against the visiting Blue Jays (1-2, 1-2 Suburban Gold).
Quarterback Tre Baker accounted for three more touchdowns -- two rushing and one passing -- for LSN (3-0, 2-0).
The Broncos defense surrendered just 156 yards and forced two turnovers. Through three games, they’ve allowed just 17 points.
The one blemish came when Caden Dennis took Tyler Lininger’s pass 80 yards midway through the second quarter.
Park Hill South 38, Grain Valley 28
The Panthers built a comfortable enough lead in the first half to withstand a Grain Valley comeback attempt that ran out of time.
A 50-yard touchdown reception by Mudia Reuben from Nathan Ricco, a Darrient Jones touchdown run, and Briggs Bartosh’s 80-yard breakaway run helped Park Hill South, 3-0 and No. 9 in Class 6, surge to a 24-0 lead late in the second quarter.
Behind two touchdown passes and a run by Caleb Larson, the Eagles (1-2) outscored Park Hill South 28-14 the rest of the way.
Smithville 35, Kearney 0
Andrew Hedgecorth threw two touchdown passes and ran for another and Hayden Sigg had a pair of short touchdown runs to lead Class 4’s top-ranked team.
Hedgecorth finished with 252 yards passing while Sigg ran for 125, both game highs.
Despite the lopsided score, the game remained in reach through three quarters as the Warriors (3-0, 1-0 Suburban Blue) scored just twice in the first 36 minutes.
But Kearney (0-2, 0-2) was stymied by the Smithville defense, managing just 141 yards and just over three yards per play.
Pleasant Hill 49, Harrisonville 42
Easton Roe’s 5-yard touchdown pass to Mason Hicks with 2:22 capped a second-half comeback from 14 points down as the visiting Roosters remained undefeated.
That Pleasant Hill was even forced to mount a comeback against Harrisonville (2-1, 0-1 Missouri River Valley Conference West), ranked fifth in Class 4, was surprising given how the first half played out.
The Class 3 Roosters (3-0, 1-0) twice led by double digits in the second quarter, including 28-14 when Roe connected with Zach Redwine for a touchdown with 1:24 left in the half.
But Jace Reynolds broke away for a 41-yard touchdown with 34 seconds left, then Cameron Loeffel returned an interception 15 seconds later.
At halftime, Pleasant Hill led just 28-26.
Reynolds, who ran for 350 yards, scored his third and fourth touchdowns on back-to-back possessions in the third quarter and the Wildcats were up 42-28 before the Roosters closed by scoring the final 21 points of the game.
Richmond 52, Bishop Ward 16
Keyshaun Elliott threw four touchdown passes and ran for a touchdown as the visiting Spartans topped 50 points for the second week in a row.
Aidan Ivison caught two of Elliott’s TD passes and his forced fumble led to a touchdown after which he ran in the two-point conversion. That put Class 2 No. 9-ranked Richmond (3-0) ahead 30-0 30 seconds into the second quarter.
The Cyclones (1-1), in Kansas’ Class 3A, scored a pair of touchdowns and tacked on two-point conversions, the first Spartans opponent to score multiple times in a game in 2021.
West Platte 35, Plattsburg 16
Trent Taylor accounted for 196 yard of offense and all five touchdowns to lead the visiting Bluejays in their KCI Conference opener.
Quarterback Mason Montez went 7-for-9 for 116 yards, including a 9-yard touchdown pass to Taylor.
Brock Steggall caught two touchdown passes for Plattsburg (0-3, 0-2). His first one helped the Tigers to their only lead at 8-7 with two minutes left in the first quarter.