Missouri Roundup Week 11

By Zachary Spain PrepsKC staff writer
Posted: November 2, 2018 - 5:55 PM

Class 6, District 2
Blue Springs 31, Blue Springs South 21

Despite a halftime lead, seventh-seeded Blue Springs South (3-8) couldn’t hang on for a consecutive district playoff upset.

Fredy Romero’s 35-yard field goal with 6:27 left gave host Blue Springs (8-3) the lead for good, then Koby Mansfield’s 15-yard touchdown with 1:40 to go put the game away as the third-seeded Wildcats -- No. 9 in Class 6 -- came back to keep their hopes of a third-consecutive Show-Me Bowl appearance alive.

Running back Aveion Bailey has two touchdowns and rushed for 263 yards for Blue Springs, which will next travel to top-seeded and sixth-ranked Columbia Rock Bridge (9-2) for the district championship game.

Bailey’s third-quarter seven-yard score tied the game at 14-14, then he gave the Wildcats their first lead with 11:57 left in the game.

Max Conard’s 70-yard touchdown run on the next possession tied it again for the Jaguars -- who led 14-0 early in the second quarter and 14-7 at halftime -- before Blue Springs closed the game with 10 unanswered points.

Class 5, District 7
Belton 35, Raytown 7

With five touchdowns by Ayden Holt, the visiting Pirates stunned top-seeded and Class 5 No. 4 Raytown -- a team they lost 48-14 to just three weeks earlier.

Holt was a workhorse, getting the ball on 46 of Belton’s 52 offensive plays. He ran for 221 yards in all and came up with the defensive play of the night with an interception return for touchdown.

His 2-yard first-quarter touchdown held up until he and the fourth-seeded Pirates (4-7) turned it into a rout in the fourth quarter.

Raytown (8-2), which was idle last week with a bye, hadn’t lost since Week 2. But the Bluejays’ two losses came to teams with a combined eight wins.

Fort Osage 45, William Chrisman 14

The second-seeded Indians did most of their damage in the first half thanks to Bears miscues -- a fumbled kickoff and a mishandled punt -- and advantageous field position, cruising to a 35-7 home halftime lead over the No. 3 seed Bears, who Fort Osage (6-4) beat 29-14 earlier in the season.

Now, with Raytown’s upset loss, Fort Osage will play host to Belton in the district final next. The Indians won at Belton 40-6 in Week 3.

Class 5, District 8
Staley 24, Oak Park 0

Dawson Parks had touchdowns passing and rushing and Quinten Arello had two interceptions as the district’s top seed shut out the fifth-seeded Northmen (4-7) to set up a much-anticipated district final with North Kansas City.

Parks passed for 202 yards -- 160 of those yards to Ramon Shelton, who scored on a 54-yard pass -- while Jaden Moss added 90 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

The Falcons (8-2) -- ranked second in the state -- held Oak Park to fewer than 100 yards of offense

North Kansas City 28, Park Hill South 17

Behind the two-headed rushing attack of Brandon Hall and Clyde Price, the sixth-ranked Hornets (9-1) survived a halftime deficit and the Panthers’ upset bid.

Price, the area’s leading rusher, was held below his per game average with 130 yards. But his 61-yard touchdown run with just two minutes left gave North Kansas City the 21-17 lead.

Hall had touchdowns of 40, 60 and 70 yards on the way to 203 yards in all.

Running back Ta’Von Tusa twice gave Park Hill South (2-8) the lead, first with a trick-play, 23-yard touchdown pass back to QB Matt Suchanick to make it 10-7, then with a kickoff return touchdown to go up 17-14.

Class 3, District 7
Odessa 63, Pleasant Hill 28

Four weeks ago, Pleasant Hill gave top-ranked Odessa its closest game of the season. In Friday’s district semifinal rematch, there was no repeat as the Bulldogs (11-0) controlled the game from the start behind 204 rushing yards and four touchdowns runs from Dakota DeGraffenried.

Blake Atkins had three touchdown passes for the Roosters (8-3), who were as close as 14-7 early but couldn’t match Odessa’s offense.

Quarterback Josey Meierarend passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, while Jonas Bennet had a 46-yard rushing touchdown and returned an interception for another for the Bulldogs, who host Pembroke Hill (11-0) in next week’s district final.

Class 2, District 8
Lawson 15, Lexington 8

Andrew Stephens’ 19-yard touchdown run and ensuing two-point conversion with 1:28 left in the game capped a 13-play, 94-yard drive and proved to be the game winner for the host Cardinals (10-1).

Stephens accounted for 81-yard rushing and a 25-yard fourth-down conversion pass on the drive, which began at the Lawson 6 after Alvaro Porras -- who led all rushers with 188 yards and gave Lexington (9-2) their 8-7 lead -- fumbled on third-and-goal.

The passing-averse Minutemen, No. 10 in the state, got near midfield on their final drive but didn’t complete any passes in the game. Their fourth-down attempt was intercepted by Liberty Garrett with seven seconds left as No. 5 Lawson preserved the win and set up their rematch with conference rival and third-ranked Lathrop (11-0) -- a 21-7 winner at home in Week 6.