It was a big night for the Van Horn football team.

It was a big night for the Van Horn football team.

Marc Krantz scored touchdowns on 23-, 34- and 25-yard passes from Tyler Solomon as the Falcons opened the season and Crossroads Conference play with a 19-14 victory over Renaissance Academy at Truman High School.

“We are real happy with the first conference win ever,” Van Horn coach Jeff Tolbert said. “It was a good win and one we learned a lot of things from.”
Solomon also kicked an extra point.

The two third-quarter touchdowns clinched the win for the Falcons over defending conference tri-champion Renaissance.

POLO 34, ST. MARY’S 21: Polo used a strong rushing game to defeat the Trojans.
The Panthers rushed for 427 yards and built a 24-13 halftime lead on the way to the victory.

“We were in it until the third quarter and then fell off,” St. Mary’s coach Jason Fenstermaker said. “Our starting quarterback (Scott Lehane) went down with cramps in the quarter and never came back.

“But we played a lot better than last year and are moving in the right direction.”
Polo routed the Trojans 50-6 last year.

Lehane scored on a 5-yard run and passed 25 yards to Drew Huttinger for a touchdown to lead the Trojans. Huttinger passed 35 yards to David James for the final St. Mary’s touchdown in the fourth quarter.

LEE’S SUMMIT WEST 49, RAYMORE-PECULIAR 13: Defending state Class 5 champion Lee’s Summit West opened what is expected to be another banner season with an easy victory Friday at West.

Luke Knott completed five passes for 197 yards and two touchdowns in pacing the Titans. Austin Panko caught two of the passes for 128 yards and returned a punt 68 yards for a touchdown.

The Titans never looked back after breaking to a 28-0 first-quarter lead.

OAK GROVE 6, LEXINGTON 0: The Oak Grove defense held on for a shutout victory to win its season opener at home.