Week Seven brought more highlights from Kansas City, with the area’s best prospects continuing to put up big numbers with the playoffs fast approaching.
Gardner Edgerton played host to Eastern Kansas League rival Blue Valley North on Friday Night as the Blazers looked to clinch their second EKL title. Four-star running back Traevohn Wrench ran all over the Mustangs, racing for 341 yards and four touchdowns on just 24 carries. The Kansas commit has 874 rushing yards in his last three contests, with 1,431 yards and 18 TDs through six games. Trae2K leads Gardner to the league crown as they roll Blue Valley North, 56-14.
Lawrence Free State traveled to undefeated Shawnee Mission East for a matchup of Sunflower League powers, and two of the top 6A teams in the eastern part of the state. Lancers RB Luke Taylor continued to dominate on the ground, gaining 122 yards on the night, but the Firebirds’ Joe Dineen was the story. With 140 total yards from the quarterback position, the KU commit led Free State past the Lancers, 17-10, earning a share of the Sunflower League championship.
Junior Miles Alexander has become a key contributor on for Blue Valley Northwest, leading the mid-season surge for the Huskies. With four games of over 125 rushing yards in 2013, the explosive junior is quickly establishing himself as another name to know in The Sunflower State for 2015. A week after running for 153 yards and 2 TDs in the Huskies’ big win over rival Blue Valley, Alexander posted his biggest game to date. With 303 yards and three TDs on 37 carries, the talented junior averaged better than eight yards per rush, as BVNW dropped Blue Valley Southwest, 37-26.
What’s left to say about defending Class 6 State Champion Blue Springs? With a 16 game winning streak, dating back to Week Five of the 2012 season, and having outscored their seven opponents this year 255-86, the Wildcats are widely-regarded as the best team in Kansas City. Friday night’s matchup with Blue Springs South was more of the same. Kansas State commit Dalvin Warmack was dominant, with 234 rushing yards and a TD on just 18 carries. 2015 QB Ian Brown completed 81% of his passes for 195 yards and three TDs. Receiver Darius Shepherd caught eight of Brown’s throws for 131 yards and two TDs. Defensive lineman Carlos Davis was everywhere, with nine tackles and a tackle for loss, as Blue Springs makes it 17 in a row, blanking Blue Springs South, 35-0.
In a game many thought would be a defensive struggle, Kearney traveled to Staley to take on the Falcons. Bulldogs running back Brock Broughton continued his one man war on the stat sheet, scoring on a 46-yard run, an 84-yard reception, and an 81-yard punt return. All told, the Simone Award candidate had 328 total yards and four TDs. QB Austin Hinck threw four touchdown passes as Kearney blew out Staley, 42-0.
Four-star passer Drew Lock put on a show again Friday night as Lee’s Summit hosted Lee’s Summit North. Lock completed 61% of his throws against the Broncos, good for 245 yards and five TDs. He also made plays on the ground, rushing for a 13-yard score, as Lock led the Tigers past Lee’s Summit North, 49-9.