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Week 14 — A season to be thankful for

It’s Thanksgiving week and the Varsity Kansas City panel is thankful for the opportunity to cover local high sports throughout the metro area. In addition to previewing the MSHSAA State playoff games for Smithville and Fort Osage, the gang takes a little time to review some of the great fall storylines and look ahead to possible stories coming from the winter season.

Week 13 — Championship storylines

The Varsity KC panel digs into the storylines surrounding this week’s Class 2, 3, 4 and 5 state football quarterfinal, and Class 6 semifinal, matchups as well as last weekend’s State swimming championships and Lee’s Summit’s trip to this weekend’s boys state soccer championships. Oh, and by the way, the Blue Springs High School Golden Regiment captured some pretty impressive hardware themselves, and Wednesday was the start of signing period for several area student athletes.

Week 12 — Living up to the hype

As we march into the District finals, the gang talks about the story lines emerging in the playoffs and the excitement that comes with matchups living up to the hype. Oh, and in a little non-football discussion, we talk about the State Cross Country Championships and Brent says he’s excited to see Grandview begin defense of last year’s state title in boys basketball.

Week 11 — Rematches highlight week 2 of district play

No matter what some people, who have some level of authority say, this is the playoffs! In fact, we’re entering week 2 of the 2018 high school football playoffs and the Varsity Kansas City panel couldn’t be happier. In addition to getting you ready for this week’s slate of games, the gang takes a little time to highlight a few other teams from different sports who are enjoying varying levels of success this season.

Week 10 — The playoffs start now

Last week, we saw some of the best games of the season. What’s in store for us now as the district tournaments kick off the start of the Missouri State Playoffs. Your Varsity Kansas City panel takes a look at the final Suburban Conference standings and previews this week’s first-round action.

Week 9 Bonus — The Softball Special

Host Nick Parker, Thom Hanrahan and Troy Chrisman take the opportunity to stray from the usual football path and talk a little varsity softball. After a come-from-behind win on Wednesday, the Liberty Blue Jays advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Class 4 Missouri State Championships and will host Blue Springs South at 1 p.m. Saturday in Liberty.

Week 9 — Who has the momentum?

As the regular season wraps up and teams begin gearing up for the district tournaments, the Varsity Kansas City panel takes a little time to look at the conference standings and how these week 9 games may effect the final district rankings and bracket seedings.

Week 7 — Can we tell the Goliaths from the Davids anymore?

Take a look at the standings and the scores from the first six weeks of the season and you’ll exactly why we love high school football. The panel has said it before, and we’re saying it again — ain’t nobody safe. Nick and the crew break down the schedule for this week, including the rare occurrence of all 5 Lee’s Summit-based teams playing in front of home fans.

Week 6 — It's all about momentum

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. There’s a running back named CJ Price… Seriously, can anyone slow this kid down? Through five games, his stat line reads like this: 153 carries, 1,502 yards, 19 touchdowns. As they do each week, the panel takes a look at each of the suburban matchups and lets you know what to look forward to in this week’s varsity action. And listen all the through to find out this week’s winner of the Thom Hanrahan Specialist of the Week award.

Week 5 Bonus: Live from Blue Springs/Blue Springs South

Host Nick Parker joins Troy Chrisman for a live pre-game show before Blue Springs hosted cross-town rival Blue Springs South in the annual Community Unity Week matchup. Nick and Troy take the opportunity to talk with student-athletes from a handful of local varsity teams, as well as Assistant Superintendent Jason Woolf.

Week 5 — We're at the halfway point and ain't nobody safe

Just when you thought you were getting a clear picture of the Suburban Conference races. You don’t. For the second straight week, we saw a few surprising upsets and the list of unbeaten teams dwindles yet again. In addition to getting you ready for this week’s action, the panel also hands out the inaugural Hanrahan Specialist of the Week award. Here’s a hint, the trophy probably isn’t traveling the direction you think.

Week 4 — The running backs are coming! The running backs are coming!

Ok, so the headline this week is probably only funny to some of the parents (maybe grand-parents) and coaches. But last week’s rain-soaked fields offered a perfect opportunity to highlight a position of strength for many of the teams in the suburban areas. Before diving into this week’s slate of games, the panel takes a look at some of the rushing performances on display so far in the 2018 season.

Week 3 — The conference battles cometh

Here we are staring at week 3 of the high school football season. Some big questions this week, will the three Lee's Summit schools remain undefeated for another week? Can Staley run the table? In a battle of unbeaten conference newcomers, will it be Grain Valley or Smithville who notches their first Suburban Conference victory? And just how good is Summit Christian Academy?

The season starts now

The high school football season begins Friday, Aug. 24 and host Nick Parker and the panel take a look at the upcoming season in the Greater Kansas City Suburban conferences, as well as few other suburban area teams.