Park Hill South dominates North Kansas City

By SJ Munoz PrepsKC Senior Writer
Posted: October 29, 2016 - 1:29 AM

Park Hill South rolled to a 45-21 win over North Kansas City to advance in postseason action on Friday night at Park Hill District Stadium.

From the start, the Panthers were in control opening the contest with the first 45 points before the Hornets were able to get on the board late in the third.

"The wind played a big factor early so we used our special teams game to set our offense up," Park Hill South head coach Mike Sharp said. "We were a little concerned coming off a bye week you never know quite how your kids are going to perform. They did a nice job of being ready to go tonight."

A field goal from Stephen Personelli opened the scoring and South scored twice more on the ground, with quarterback Zach Suchanick and running back Emanuel Butler doing the honors. After 12 minutes the Panthers were up by 17.

The second quarter mirrored the first with the Panthers continuing to dominate.

South's Butler scored his second rushing touchdown of the night at the 10:45 mark to make it 24-0.

With 5:48 to go in the half, the Panthers scored their fourth TD, another run by Butler to go up by 31.

Another 63-yard outburst (TD) from Butler, who ended the game 149 yard on 11 carries and four scores, stretched the South lead to 38-0.

The Panthers capped the half with a pick-6 by Jake Springer that went 65 yards and made it a 45-point lead at halftime.

North Kansas City avoided the shutout with a TD and the 1:01 mark of the third by Rasean Weathers.

The Hornets scored twice more in the fourth with Trevon Rhodes and Damon Whitmill each getting a TD to account for the final margin.

Park Hill South (10-1) will play for the district championship on their home field next Friday.

"Our kids are excited to have this opportunity to accomplish another one of our goals this season," Sharp said.

The Hornets season comes to an end 3-8.