Olathe North 38, Lawrence Free State 20 (All Star Video Sports Highlights)
Olathe North all but sealed their first Sunflower League crown in five years with an outstanding victory Friday night in Lawrence. The Eagles came out with a plan to pound the ball and did just that. Olathe North ran the ball 60 times for 461 yards and didn't even complete a pass in the game in totalling their 38 points. Olathe North's James Franklin (below) rushed for 284 yards and four touchdowns on 31 carries.
SM Northwest 27, Olathe Northwest 17
SM Northwest was able to capitalize on several Olathe Northwest turnovers in the first half, ultimately resulting in the 10 point margin of victory. SM Northwest was led by running back John Hauk's 158 rushing yards and touchdown. On one scoring drive, Hauk carried the ball eight consecutive times for 73 yards.
Olathe South 34, SM East 30
The Falcons from Olathe South played another up-and-down game, but came out on top after two consecutive fourth quarter touchdowns. Olathe South was trailing 30-20 with just over four minutes to play when Nick Sands took a Tanner Dutton pass 57 yards for a score. The Olathe South defense held SM East and the Falcons regained possession with 2:14 remaining. Dutton led the offense down the field and capped off the drive with a 10 yard touchdown pass to Marquis Addison. The score sealed the deal on the game, preventing SM East from winning their third straight game.
SM West 31, Lawrence 0
SM West put forth a bone-crushing defensive effort on their homecoming and not only shutout Lawrence, but also held the Chesty Lions to a mere 104 yards of total offense. SM West's Adam LeBlanc played a stellar game, scoring three touchdowns (two rushing and one receiving) and collecting an interception on defense. Lawrence now sits winless at 0-6.
SM South 20, SM North 17 (All Star Video Sports Highlights)
It took overtime to decided the outcome of this heated Shawnee Mission School District matchup. Trailing 14-7, SM North's Arthur Rucker completed an 80 yard touchdown pass to Ryan Finazzo to tie the game up at 14 all. SM North opened overtime with a 27 yard Ryan Goodburn field goal, but SM South's Johannes Swanepoel punched in a rushing touchdown to give SM South a 20-17 OT victory. Swanepoel ran the ball 29 times for 143 yards and the touchdown.
Olathe East 53, Leavenworth 3
Olathe East used a balanced attack to lay half-a-hundred on Leavenworth in the final game before district play. Olathe East's Carter McEntee completed 15 of 20 passes for 190 yards and three touchdowns. On the ground Austin Fulson led the Hawks with 154 rushing yards and two touchdowns on three carries.