Savannah opened Week 1 with a touchdown against Grain Valley in the first quarter, but the Eagles stormed back with 34 unanswered points to improve to 1-0 with a 34-6 football win on the road.
"Solid win versus a physical team," Grain Valley head coach David Allie said. "We started slow but defense played well after the first drive. Offense fed off the defense to bounce back in the second quarter."
Savannah’s Chase Spoonermore scored on a 13-yard run 2 minutes and 13 seconds into the game to take the early lead.
Grain Valley bounced back in the second quarter when sophomore quarterback Cole Keller connected with junior wide receiver Gavin Oyler for a 43-yard score and the Eagles took the lead for good following an extra point. With 2:58 left in the half, junior running back Trent Flake scored on an 11-yard run to make it 14-6.
Keller added a 2-yard TD run and a 26-yard scoring strike to senior tight end Nick Brown to blow it open.
Junior running back Jamore Goulden capped the scoring with a 54-yard jaunt. Keller was 11 of 18 passing for 177 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Goulden rushed for 96 of Grain Valley’s 401 total yards and a score. Flake had 64 yards and a TD on eight carries and Oyler caught four passes for 103 yards and a score.
VAN HORN 24, KANSAS CITY EAST 6: The Falcons started the season 1-0 after a win against the Bears Friday at Independence All-School Stadium.
STALEY 55, TRUMAN 6: The Patriots fell to 0-1 overall and in the Suburban Large Seven after a loss to the Falcons Friday at home.
Truman quaterback Carter Brown was 7 of 20 passing for 80 yards and a touchdown to Donald Edmondson in the second quarter. Staley, the defending Class 5 state champion, held the Patriots to 116 yards of total offense and led 35-6 at halftime.
LAWSON 32, OAK GROVE 17: The Panthers fell to 0-1 on the season after a non-conference loss to the Cardinals Friday.
Nate Foster scored on a touchdown pass from Brenden Marsh in the second half, but the Panthers couldn't recover from a 9-3 halftime deficit.
SUMMIT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 48, ST. MICHAEL 17: Alec Alaiwat was 13 of 26 passing for 176 yards and two touchdowns but it wasn't enough for St. Michael the Archangel to get past Summit Christian Academy in Friday's season opener at Lee's Summit High School.
Brandon Lane had four receptions and caught both touchdown passes from Alaiwat for the Guardians (0-1), who trailed 34-3 at halftime.