Blue Valley Northwest 49, Bishop Miege 36
Mikey Pauley threw for 349 yards and 4 touchdowns while Grant Stubblefield scored twice on short touchdown runs to lead the host Huskies, ranked fourth in the KPreps.com Class 6A Kansas Rankings.
Stubblefield’s scoring runs of 1 yard and 2 yards helped BV Northwest (2-0, 2-0 Eastern Kansas League) take a 21-0 lead within the game’s first 13 minutes. The game got no closer than 11 points the rest of the way.
The Stags (0-2, 0-2), ranked No. 1 in Class 4A, suffered a consecutive double-digit loss to a Class 6A power, despite quarterback Mac Armstrong’s 323-yard, 3-TD passing performance or forcing four Huskies turnovers.
St. Thomas Aquinas 53, Lutheran North 39
Maxwell Ford’s 3-yard quarterback-keeper touchdown late in the third quarter put the host Saints in the lead for the fifth time, 40-39. This one they kept for good, taking control of a back-and-forth game that saw 10 lead changes in all against the Crusaders (1-2), a St. Louis small-class power currently ranked No. 4 in Class 3.
Ford finished with 111 rushing yards and three touchdowns -- plus 72 yards passing from two completions. But he was just one of three Saints runners to eclipse 100 yards: Gianni Rizzi had a game-high 138 yards and a TD, averaging nearly 20 yards per carry; Sean Carroll added 137 yards to go with three touchdowns.
While Aquinas (2-0) -- atop the Class 5A rankings -- relied on their ground attack, they survived a stellar night from senior quarterback Brian Brown, who passed for 402 yards and three touchdowns. Brown led Lutheran North with 103 yards rushing as the Crusaders had a 575-489 total offense advantage.
Mill Valley 35, Olathe South 14
After a scoreless first quarter, a pair of second-quarter touchdowns put the two-time reigning Class 5A champions in control and the host Jaguars held off the Falcons.
Tristan Baker’s 12-yard TD run four seconds into the second quarter finally broke the 0-0 stalemate. Max Roh followed about eight minutes later with a 2-yard run that sent Class 5A No. 2 Mill Valley (2-0, 2-0 Sunflower League) into halftime ahead 13-0.
Olathe South quarterback Cooper Whitley helped the Falcons (1-1, 1-1) twice pull within a touchdown in the second half -- first with a 45-yard completion to Erwin Nash, then a 2-yard run -- but Olathe South was hampered by a pair of turnovers and just 215 yards of offense.
Roh (19 carries, 126 yards) and Baker (15 for 98) each scored a pair of touchdowns in the win.
Blue Valley 42, St. James Academy 13
Blue Valley’s Michael Solomon and Greyson Holbert combined to run for the game’s first three touchdowns before St. James reached the end zone and the host Tigers sent the defending Class 4A champs to 0-2.
Solomon led all rushers with 126 yards and four touchdowns. Holbert scored twice and ran for 114 yards for the Tigers (1-1, 1-1 Eastern Kansas League).
Thunder quarterback Jackson House passed for two touchdowns, but after his first one made it 21-7 in the second quarter, Blue Valley steadily extended their lead.
Richmond 52, Bishop Ward 16
James Jarrett averaged 15 yards per carry, running for 106 yards and a touchdown, but the host Cyclones were otherwise little match for undefeated Richmond.
Roderick Strong added a fourth-quarter touchdown run, and Bishop Ward (1-1) converted on both of its two-point tries.
The Cyclones’ offensive output was the most the Spartans (3-0) surrendered so far in 2021. They allowed just six points in each of their first two games, winning by an average of 40 points.