Missouri Roundup Week 9

By Bill Knust PrepsKC Staff Writer
Posted: October 13, 2017 - 10:48 PM

A pair of overtime games highlighted the slate on the Missouri side Friday night. Lee’s Summit upset Class 6 No. 4-ranked Lee’s Summit in overtime 20-17, and Class 2 No. 9-ranked Lexington knocked off Class 3 Richmond in three overtimes 20-13 in a defensive slugfest.  In other action, Belton got three touchdown passes from Bart Harris to knock off Grandview 28-13, and Raytown ended more than a decade long losing streak to Raytown South with a convincing 34-14 victory.

Lee’s Summit 20, Lee’s Summit West 17 (OT)
Lee’s Summit pulled off the upset in overtime, when quarterback Preston Whitworth found the end zone for a 5-yard score and the victory. Whitworth was the workhorse all night for the Tigers, finishing with 30 carries for 150 yards and two scores.

The biggest play of the ballgame came in overtime, with the Tigers deciding to go for it on fourth and one with Lee’s Summit West holding a 17-14 lead. Whitworth converted, rushing for two yards. Two plays later he ended the game with his score.

West got the ball first in overtime, and picked up one first down, but Lee’s Summit defense clamped down, forcing a 25-yard field goal from Mykal Wiley to set up Whitworth’s heroics.

Titans running back Phillip Brooks also put in work, Friday night, carrying it 25 times for 208 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Lee’s Summit running back Davion Gravitt finished with 19 carries for 101 yards and a score.

Lexington 20, Richmond 13 (3 OT)
Both defenses were stout in this triple-overtime affair. In the end Lexington was able to make one more play and pull the victory.

Alvaro Porras scored from 1-yard out and Pender Fitzgerald added a big extra point to make it 20-13 after the first possession in the final overtime. Lexington was able to hold Richmond from scoring to come away with the victory. Each team had a chance in the first two overtimes, but turnovers prevented any winners.

After turning it over on downs in the first overtime, Lexington recovered a Richmond fumble. Then both teams traded interceptions in the second overtime.

The Minutemen grabbed a 13-0 lead in the second quarter behind a Porras touchdown run and Johnathan Taylor’s 56-yard pick-six.

Richmond answered back with 13 points of their own to tie it in the third quarter. Laine Todd’s 4-yard score made it 13-7 and Mac Bowers tied it at 13-13 in the third quarter with a 2-yard run. The two-point conversion failed, and that’s when the defenses got stingy.

Belton 28, Grandview 13
Pirates quarterback Bart Harris lit it up through the air, tossing three touchdowns in a 15-point victory against Grandview. Harris found Jaden Clark for a pair of scores in the third quarter.

Harris then iced the game with another touchdown pass to Ezekial Henson with 3 minutes 33 seconds remaining in the contest. Dante Madden opened the scoring for Belton in the first quarter with a 1-yard run.

Raytown 34, Raytown South 14
A tight game at halftime turned into a 20-point win for the Bluejays, Friday night. Raytown scored 21 unanswered points out of halftime to roll to victory.

The Bluejays got scores from Devin Drew and Dominic Gicinto on the ground and a defensive touchdown from a returned fumble. It was Raytown’s first victory in football against Raytown South in more than 13 years.