East Buchanan 48, Lawson 14
The Bulldogs took the lead in the KCI Conference race, whipping Lawson on Friday night at East Buchanan High School in a battle of the league’s lone remaining unbeatens. Class 1 No. 9-ranked East Buchanan improved to 6-0 (4-0 KCI) and beat Class 2 tied for No. 10-ranked Lawson (4-2, 3-1 KCI) for the first time since 2004, which marks the last year East Buchanan won an outright KCI crown.
Sophomore Zac Johnson, the area’s receiving leader, continued his torrid season with a six-catch, 120-yard night, highlighted by a 67-yard TD reception from Chase Rowland in the first quarter.
East Buchanan romped to the first 26 points, with Nate Griffin catching a 43-yard, second-quarter pass from quarterback Eddie Kilgore (9-for-15, 120 yards), back after missing a week with a leg injury. Ryan Kilgore then ran in from 4 yards out to give the Bulldogs a 20-0 halftime edge, and Austin Potter plunged in from 1 yard out in the third quarter to mark a 26-0 advantage.
Three Bulldogs threw TD passes; Colby Rapp added a 51-yarder to Brent Schultz in the fourth quarter.
Lawson’s Landon Eskew (three receptions, 70 yards) pushed the Cardinals onto the scoreboard with an 11-yard third-quarter scoring grab from Garrett Titus.
Riverside 51, ACCHS 7
Andrae McGaughy lit up ACCHS in Wathena, Kan., crossing the goal line four times in the first half.
The Cyclones quarterback blazed to four rushing scores — from 7, 5, 10 and 9 yards out — to give Riverside (5-0, 5-0 Delaware Valley League) a cozy 44-0 second-quarter advantage.
McGaughy accounted for six touchdowns in the blowout, hitting Mason McCall for two second-quarter scoring connections from 30 and 86 yards.
McCall also added a 17-yard touchdown jaunt, representing the only score of the second half.
Maysville 26, Polo 22
The Wolverines survived a scare in a Week 6 home clash from Polo to remain tied with South Harrison atop the Grand River Conference standings, thanks to Matt White’s 3-yard fourth-quarter scoring run.
Maysville’s quarterback’s game-winning scurry provided the final counter in a game that featured neither team mustering repeat scores.
Polo (2-4, 2-2) passed for just 14 yards but received a monster night from Wiley Martin: 37 carries, 201 yards, two touchdowns.
Martin’s 53-yard sprint gave Polo a 22-20 edge in the fourth.
Wolverines wide receiver Dallas Steiner nearly matched Martin with a four-catch, 152-yard, two-receiving-TD performance complete with scoring grabs of 66 and 24 in the first and third quarters, respectively.
Maysville (4-2, 4-0 GRC) — winners of four straight — took a 14-8 halftime lead when Robert Graves darted in from 4 yards out, but Martin’s 1-yard score reignited the even battle.
Stewartsville 22, DeKalb 20
The Cardinals made a 22-8 halftime advantage stand up, fending off DeKalb's second-half charge.
Stewartsville quarterback Blake Hayes accounted for a pair of touchdowns in the first half, including a 60-yard touchdown strike to Travis Peaslee. He finished with 178 yards of total offense, helping the Cardinals improve to 4-1 overall, 1-1 in Platte Valley Conference play.
DeKalb (3-2, 1-2) mounted a charge despite losing one player in the second quarter to a controversial ejection and another to an injury.
Running back Jaden Foulk scored his second touchdown in the third quarter on a 7-yard run, and quarterback Darain Horr's lone completion went 17 yards for a touchdown to Tanner Reagan in the fourth. However, DeKalb ended up two points short, failing on both conversion tries after its second-half touchdowns.
The touchdown pass came with 2 minutes, 14 seconds left in regulation, but the Tigers did not regain another possession.
Foulk ended up with 171 rushing yards on 25 carries, including a 63-yard jaunt in the first quarter, which helped DeKalb tie the score at 8.
North Andrew 8, Union Star 0
In one of the quickest high school games on record, the Cardinals (5-0, 2-0 Platte Valley Conference) eclipsed the Trojans in thunderstorm-encompassed Rosendale, Mo.
Nate Atkins scored from 10 yards out and followed his run with a 2-point conversion with 11:04 remaining in the first period.
Weather then intervened and eventually induced a 56-second game when the sides opted not to continue play. The game will not be rescheduled and counts in the standings.
Mitch Officer’s interception on the game’s first play halted Union Star (0-5, 0-4 PVC) and set up Atkins’ ultimate game-winning run.
Gallatin 46, King City 12
Bulldogs quarterback Jacob Boyd accounted for more than 300 yards in Gallatin’s rout in King City, Mo.
Boyd (eight carries, 122 yards; 9-for-16, 171 passing yards) scored on runs of 40 and 51 yards, respectively, in the first and third quarters. Gallatin (3-3, 2-2 GRC) tallied seven of the game’s first eight touchdowns.
Bulldogs running back Brandon Bradley amassed 150 yards on 14 carries, scoring three touchdowns — on runs of 10 and 12 and a 40-yard pass from Boyd — in the second quarter.
Completing the three-digit trio, Gallatin receiver Trystan Sunby posted a three-catch, 107-yard game.
Rusher Skylar Lane gained 134 yards on 17 carries and scored on gallops of 29 and 75 for theWildkats (1-5, 1-3).
3 games postponed
The severe thunderstorms that ransacked the region induced multiple contests to become two-day events.
Mid-Buchanan leads Plattsburg 16-0 at halftime. The game will resume at 5 p.m., today.
Troy and Jackson Heights will begin at 1 p.m., today. Weather forced postponement of the full contest.
Platte County and North Kansas City will resume at noon, today. The Pirates and Hornets are tied at 14.