Grain Valley’s 1-2-3 punch of quarterback Cole Keller, running back Jamore Goulden and receiver Parker Bosserman was too much for the Ruskin Eagles Friday.
Keller and Goulden helped the Eagles build a 28-0 halftime lead and the Grain Valley Eagles cruised to a 35-0 non-conference football victory.
Keller connected with Bosserman on a pair of touchdown passes in the first half. The first, a 53-yarder, put the Eagles ahead 6-0 at the 9:41 mark of the first quarter. The second, a 39-yarder, made it 28-0 at halftime after a Keller two-point conversion run with 4:20 left in the second quarter.
In between, Keller ran for a 14-yard touchdown with 4:13 left in the first quarter, and Goulden scampered into the end zone from 7 yards out with 6:23 left in the half.
Goulden finished with 124 yards rushing on 17 carries, and Bosserman had three receptions for 99 yards as Grain Valley outgained Ruskin 361-23. Keller was 5 of 8 passing for 122 yards and rushed for 37 yards on three carries.
Seth Dankenbring scored on an 11-yard run at the 4:25 mark of the third quarter to cap the scoring as Grain Valley improved to 5-3 overall.
Hunter Newsom and Dankenbring each had five tackles and a sack to lead the defense, as Grain Valley limited Ruskin (1-7) to just 10 yards rushing on 22 carries.
HARRISONVILLE 20, OAK GROVE 17: Oak Grove rallied in the third quarter but fell short in a MRVC West loss to visiting Harrisonville Friday.
Trailing 20-3, Adrian Whitehead scored on a touchdown run with 4:30 left in the third quarter to make it 20-10.
After the Panthers forced a Harrisonville fumble, Clay Griffin scored on an 18-yard run with 1:33 remaining in the third to make it 20-17.
Oak Grove couldn’t close the gap and dropped to 3-5 overall and 1-3 in the Missouri River Valley Conference West.
Jace Reynolds led Harrisonville with 146 yards rushing on 26 carries and Brayden Tarwater caught two passes for 106 yards and two TDs.
Oak Grove quarterback Hunter Jones was 9 of 15 passing for 98 yards.
CENTER 35, ST. MICHAEL 6: St. Michael the Archangel Catholic grabbed an early lead but Center scored 35 unanswered points to claim a win Friday at Lee’s Summit West High School.
Keaton Egerton threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Ethan Smith to put the Guardians ahead 6-0 with 8 minutes left in the first quarter.
But it was all Center (7-1) after that, as running back Nosa Ohanmu rushed for 147 yards and two scores on 13 carries.
St. Michael (2-6) finished with minus-19 yards rushing but Egerton was 9 of 26 passing for 165 yards.