An outstanding season couldn’t push Lee’s Summit past the force of Blue Springs in the Class 6 quarterfinal game Nov. 15 at Blue Springs.
With Blue Springs as the only blemish on their otherwise perfect record, the Tigers were upended 63-21 to end their season.
The Wildcats started things off with a 2-yard touchdown carry by senior running back Dalvin Warmack, who would prove to be a thorn in the Tigers’ side the rest of the game.
Blue Springs continued the onslaught in the first quarter, scoring on a 40-yard carry by Warmack. But the point after kick was blocked by Lee’s Summit senior Grant Robbins.
The Wildcats scored twice more before the quarter ended though, on a 53-yard pass from quarterback Ian Brown to Kaleb Prewett and on a 45-yard run by Warmack to lead 28-0.
In the second quarter, Blue Springs recovered a blocked punt, with Prewett running it in for a 39-yard touchdown, then Lee’s Summit fumbled two plays later and Carlos Davis recovered it for the Wildcats returning the ball 37 yard for a touchdown to put Blue Springs up 42-0.
Determined, Lee’s Summit took the kickoff to the 35-yard line and just five plays later, senior Caymen Metcalf ran in a 30-yard touchdown. With the point after kick by senior Travis Simonin, the score stood at 42-7.
Blue Springs responded with a 64-yard touchdown pass from Brown to Prewett for a touchdown.
The Tigers retaliated, slowly marching the drive down the field, capping the possession with a 4-yard carry by senior Casey Slaughter to make the score 49-14.
Starting with a touch back on the 20-yard line, the Wildcats took off again as Brown connected with Prewett once again, this time for 71 yards for a touchdown with just over a minute left in the half. Blue Springs led 56-14 at halftime.
In the second half, with the clock running, the Wildcats scored again in the third quarter on an 80-yard run by Cobi Bissell. Lee’s Summit scored once more in the fourth quarter as senior Jarred Miller recovered a fumble on the 2-yard line. senior Alonzo Page carried the ball in for a touchdown to make the final score 63-21.
Lee’s Summit junior quarterback Drew Lock completed 18 of 36 passes for 156 yards with two interceptions. Sophomore Zach Mitchell had five catches for 54 yards, senior Tanner Allin had four receptions for 41 yards and Metcalf had four catches for 34 yards.
Slaughter had 18 carries for 65 yards and Page had seven carries for 30 yards.
The Tigers end their season with a 10-2 record.