LS North gets impressive win over PH South

By Kyle Yehle PrepsKC staff writer
Posted: October 7, 2017 - 9:25 AM

In order to keep pace with fellow district heavyweights late in the season, Lee's Summit North needed a win Friday night on their own turf.

The Broncos played fierce defense and surged out to a quick 21-0 lead en route to a 35-3 victory over Park Hill South on Senior Night at the Bronco Activity Complex.

"We're not the biggest bunch, but we're scrappy," Lee's Summit North head coach Jamar Mozee said. "[The players] are doing a good job of getting better."

Mozee's team chose to receive the game's opening kickoff and took advantage, marching down the field with a ten-play 79-yard drive. Junior quarterback Christian Carter capped it off by slipping through the Panther defense for a 28-yard run to paydirt with 6:59 left in the quarter.

After exchanging punts, Bronco junior workhorse Ontario Russell busted a 38-yard scoring run to begin the second quarter. Lee's Summit North's defense forced another punt and the offense rewarded them with another Carter touchdown, this one from 32-yards out.

With 7:36 left before halftime, the Broncos led 21-0.

"Usually we hang our hat on defense," Panther head coach Mike Sharp said. "We were there a lot of times, but [Carter] is just really gifted. If we don't have two or three guys on him, we can't tackle a guy like that."

Park Hill South drove inside the Lee's Summit North 20 before the intermission but had to settle for a 31-yard Stephen Personelli field goal.

Carter and junior tailback John Eldredge dazzled the crowd early in the third quarter with two electrifying plays, where both were nearly tackled but ultimately evaded defenders. Eldredge scored after rolling off a tackler and charging down the sideline, past the home-side pylon.

"Our athleticism kicked in, and we just ran," Carter said. "We just have fun out there and make plays."