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Week 3 — The conference battles cometh

Week 3 — The conference battles cometh

Here we are staring at week 3 of the high school football season. As teams look to start settling into the heart of their conference schedules and battles against long-time rivals, the panel looks at how coaches and players will begin to make adjustments in search of advantageous matchups. This week's schedule has several big games, including: Rockhurst (1-1) at Raymore-Peculiar (2-0); Lee's Summit (2-0) at Staley (2-0); and Grain Valley (2-0) at Smithville (2-0).

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 Varsity Kansas City panel includes:

  • Thom Hanrahan — Courier-Tribune

  • Brent Kalwei — Jackson County Advocate

  • Cody Thorn — Platte County Citizen

  • Troy Chrisman— Formerly of the Examiner and the Lee's Summit Journal

  • Fred Liggett — Lee's Summit Tribune

  • Jenna Roncelli — The Odessan/The Growler

Varsity Kansas City focuses on the following teams:

  • Belton

  • Blue Springs

  • Blue Springs South

  • Center

  • Fort Osage

  • Grain Valley

  • Grandview

  • Kearney

  • Lee’s Summit

  • Lee’s Summit North

  • Lee’s Summit West

  • Liberty

  • Liberty North

  • North Kansas City

  • Oak Grove

  • Oak Park

  • Odessa

  • Park Hill South

  • Park Hill

  • Platte County

  • Raymore-Peculiar

  • Raytown

  • Raytown South

  • Ruskin

  • Smithville

  • Staley

  • St. Joseph Centeral

  • Truman

  • William Chrisman

  • Winnetonka

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

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

It's only week 2, but somebody's looking to make a statement

It's only week 2, but somebody's looking to make a statement