Darrian Miller ran wild, and first-year starting quarterback Kyle Brown looked like a seasoned veteran.

Darrian Miller ran wild, and first-year starting quarterback Kyle Brown looked like a seasoned veteran.

And the Wildcats’ usually stellar defense slowed down Lee’s Summit’s dynamic duo of Corbin Berkstesser and Sam Sealer just enough to help coach Kelly Donohoe claim his 100th career victory at Blue Springs following an offensive-minded 69-42 victory over the visiting Tigers.

“The numbers don’t mean anything,” Donohoe said Friday night after the Wildcats improved to 3-2 overall with a win in its Suburban Big Six opener. “No. 100 will mean something to me some day when I’m finished coaching. The things I will always remember are the players, the relationships with my different teams and coaches and the way our young men rise to the occasion on Friday nights.”

Miller, who had 135 yards on his first five carries, finished the night with four touchdowns and 267 yards and Brown was a near-perfect 9-of-11 for 143 yards and two scores through the air and one score on the ground.

The Wildcats needed all the offense they could muster as Berkstresser was 20-of-40 for 294 yards and five touchdowns while Sealer hauled in 17 receptions for 269 yards and four scores. Berkstresser even got in on the aerial act, catching a late 5-yard touchdown pass from Davis McElroy.

“It was a big offensive night for both teams,” said Miller, who averaged more than 11 yards per carry and scored on runs of 29, 28, 65 and 2 yards.

“We’d score; they’d score. Then our defense shut them down, and we found a way to keep scoring. It was a fun game to play in, but I’m betting our coaches didn’t think it was a lot of fun. Lee’s Summit can put some points on the scoreboard fast.”

For a while, it looked like the Wildcats might earn a running clock as they took a 28-7 lead into the second period.

Miller scored on three touchdown runs, freshman Dalvan Warmack added an 8-yard run and the Wildcats had a 21-point lead.

But it soon disappeared as Berkstresser and Sealer teamed up on touchdown plays of 7, 17 and 52 yards.

It was 35-28 when Deiondre Hall caught a 25-yard pass from Brown with just two seconds left in the half to give the Wildcats a 14-point lead and some breathing room going into the third period.

“We knew we’d have to score some more points coming out of the half,” Brown said, “and we were confident we could do it. Our defense shut out the last two teams we faced, and the offense felt like we owed them some points tonight.

“And when we really needed to shut down Lee’s Summit, we did.”

Miller scored on a 2-yard run and Brown added a quarterback sneak score of 1 yard to make it 56-28 before Berkstresser hit Blake Stancil on a 12-yard scoring play late in the third period.

Nubine and Brown hooked up on a 33-yard pass play in the fourth period and Miller put his final seal of approval on the win with a breakaway 39-yard run that gave the Wildcats enough breathing room to send in the reserves for the rest of the game.

“Our defense was humbled tonight, and that can be a good thing when your offense puts up 69 points,” Donohoe said. “I know our guys are going to come back strong next week at Ray-Pec and I’m looking for a big defensive performance.

“And we’re going to need it against a team like Ray-Pec because they put a lot of points on the scoreboard.”

The Wildcats finished with 580 total yards of offense. While Berkstresser and McElroy combined for 382 yards in the air, the Wildcats held the 3-2 Tigers to just 8 yards rushing on 20 carries.