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  • Bears finish on short end of shootout

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  • A big game by quarterback Gannon Ogle wasn’t enough for William Chrisman’s football team.
    Marquis Caldwell rushed for 238 yards and three touchdowns as Oak Park held off the Bears 49-42 in a wild Suburban Middle Seven game Friday night at Staley High School.
    Oak Park nursed a 14-12 halftime lead before breaking open the game with four third-quarter touchdowns for a 42-28 advantage.
    Ogle passed for 328 yards and five touchdowns. D’Vontae Brown had touchdown receptions of 36 and 34 yards, Michael Johnson scoring receptions of 80 and 35 yards and Grady Ogle a 5-yarder. Johnson finished with 210 receiving yards.
    Bret Wolf ran 95 yards for a touchdown and finished with 117 all-purpose yards. Wolf, Gannon and Johnson scored two-point conversions as Chrisman finished 1-8 on the regular season and 0-6 in the conference.
    LEE’S SUMMIT WEST 61, TRUMAN 10: Perennial power Lee’s Summit West never gave Truman a chance Friday night.
    The Titans, ranked No. 1 in Class 5, broke to a 49-0 halftime lead and went on to defeat Truman at Independence All-School Stadium/Norm James Field to finish undefeated in the Suburban Middle Six at 5-0 and 8-1 in the regular season. Truman went 0-9 and 0-5.
    Still, coach Gregg Webb was pleased with the way Truman battled.
    “I thought our kids competed real well,” he said. “I was proud of them. They (West) have kids that are really exceptional. We came out of it fairly healthy. I found out a lot about our kids.”
    Quarterback Dean Clemons sneaked 3 yards for the only Truman touchdown, and Branden Chandler kicked a 35-yard field goal.
    RAYMORE-PECULIAR 45, LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 14: Isaiah Truss scored four touchdowns and rushed for 204 yards on 32 attempts to power the visiting Panthers to the Suburban Big Six victory.
    Cornelius Dawson ran 1 yard and Chase Overton 4 yards for the North touchdowns as the Broncos finished 0-5 in the conference and 2-7 in the regular season.
    The Panthers broke open the game with three second-quarter Truss touchdowns to break open the game.
    OAK GROVE 56, EXCELSIOR SPRINGS 13: Oak Grove celebrated the close of the regular season with a surprisingly easy Missouri River Valley Conference West victory at Excelsior Springs.
    Oak Grove finished 4-1 in the conference for second place behind the champion, undefeated Pleasant Hill, and takes an 8-1 record into Class 3 district play next week.
    A three-touchdown second quarter for a 28-13 halftime lead sealed the Oak Grove victory.

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