Liberty 35, Park Hill 32
Wentric Williams III scored three touchdowns in the first 13 minutes, but the Blue Jays had to hold off a furious fourth-quarter rally to survive at Park Hill.
Williams finished with 158 yards to eclipse 1,000 yards for the season while scoring three or more touchdowns for the fourth time this season -- and second week in a row.
But Trojans quarterback Kendrick Bell passed for 318 yards and a trio of touchdowns of his own to make a game that was double digits throughout close in the end.
Max Filion took a Bell pass 45 yards for touchdown with 56 seconds left to pull the Trojans (4-3, 2-3 Suburban Gold) within three. But they couldn’t recover the onsides kick and Liberty (5-2, 4-2) ran out the clock.
Lee’s Summit West 31, Blue Springs 14
Jackson Surratt and Jaden Hines each ran for a pair of touchdowns, and Jordan Dooley intercepted two passes to lead the host Titans.
Surratt’s two first-quarter touchdowns broke ties, while Hines put the game away in the fourth quarter.
Surratt finished with 170 yards of offense; Hines with 130 for LS West (4-3, 3-2 Suburban Gold).
Despite never leading, quarterback Kaden Lutjen-Williams helped keep the game within reach through three quarters with a touchdown pass and another rushing.
But the Wildcats (1-6, 0-6) were undone by four turnovers.
Platte County 35, Winnetonka 0
The Pirates capped Homecoming with a balanced offensive attack and stifling defense.
Platte County (5-2, 4-1 Suburban Blue), ranked No. 7 in the latest Class 5 Missouri Media Rankings, held the visiting Griffins (4-3, 3-2) to less than two yards per play, just four first downs and 57 total yards, earning the Pirates their third shutout of the season.
Garret Smith returned an interception for touchdown to highlight the dominant defensive effort.
Winnetonka held Platte County to 252 yards, well below the Pirates’ season average, but PC was turnover free and took advantage of its opportunities.
Fort Osage 35, Blue Springs South 21
Javen Hall scored on a 10-yard run with 6:55 left in the third quarter to reclaim the lead for good for the host Indians.
The run was the second of Hall’s four rushing touchdowns. His first gave Fort Osage (6-1), ranked ninth in Class 5, its first lead at 13-7 midway through the second quarter.
He added TD runs of 1 and 3 yards in the fourth quarter to put the game away as he finished with 226 yards from 35 offensive touches.
The Jaguars (0-7) twice held first-half leads, including 14-13 at halftime, thanks to touchdown runs from Bryce Reeves -- a 66 yarder in the first quarter -- and Theodis Thomas, whose 1-yard run came in the final minute of the half.
Oak Grove 54, Excelsior Springs 28
The visiting Panthers used a 24-0 run within seven minutes on either side of halftime to flip a 20-16 deficit into a double-digit victory.
Carson Smith (45 yards), Grady Salmon (43 yards) and Brendan Griffin (1 yard) ran for touchdowns during the surge and Oak Grove (3-3, 2-2 Missouri River Valley Conference West) was 5-for-5 on two-point conversion attempts in the game.
Clynton Smith scored a pair of touchdowns in the first half for the Panthers.
Quarterback Chance Moreland ran for 126 yards and two touchdowns while Lukas Shelton added 116 and the game-opening TD for the Tigers (3-2, 1-2).
St. Michael the Archangel 69, Crest Ridge 34
Four of Dillon Zaun’s seven completions went for touchdowns, and Ellis Edwards ran for 151 yards and two touchdowns -- plus a 93-yard kickoff return -- to lead the visiting Guardians.
St. Michael (4-2) also got kickoff return touchdowns from Caleb Briggs and Chris Sartain. Briggs’ return came immediately after Crest Ridge (0-7) took a 20-17 lead 2:07 into the second quarter.
Daniel Doak passed for 230 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more to lead the Cougars.