High school football preview capsules

Raymore-Peculiar (1-4) vs. Blue Springs (3-2)

When and where: 7 tonight at Peve Stadium, Blue Springs High School.

Last time they met: Blue Springs defeated Raymore-Peculiar 48-14 last year.

Game notes: Blue Springs seeks its fourth consecutive victory and second in the Suburban Big Six. ...Blue Springs has won the three previous meetings with the Panthers. ...Marcus Brown leads a balanced Blue Springs attack with six touchdowns. ...Blue Springs is ranked No. 9 in Class 6.

Blue Springs South (4-1) vs. Lee’s Summit North (1-4)

When and where: 7 tonight at Lee’s Summit North High School.

Last time they met: Lee’s Summit North defeated Blue Springs South 21-14 last year.
Game notes: Blue Springs South is 1-0 in the Suburban Big Six and Lee’s Summit North 0-2. ...Blue Springs South leads 9-3 in the series. ...The Jaguars’ Steven Sullivan is one of the area’s leading scorers with 10 touchdowns. ...Blue Springs South is ranked No. 4 in Class 6.

Truman (2-3) vs. Lee’s Summit West (4-1)
When and where: 7 tonight at Lee’s Summit West High School.

Last time they met: LS West defeated Truman 42-0 last year.

Game notes: Truman bids to end a three-game losing streak. ...West has bested Truman in the three previous meetings. ...Truman is 1-2 in the Suburban Middle Six and West 3-0. ...Lee’s Summit West is ranked No. 3 in the state in Class 5.

Fort Osage (4-1) vs. Belton (1-4)

When and where: 7 tonight at Belton High School.

Last time they met: Fort Osage defeated Belton 49-14 last year.

Game notes: Fort Osage has won the last four meetings with Belton. ...Fort Osage aims to go 3-0 in the Suburban Middle Seven. Belton is 1-3 after defeating William Chrisman 48-19 last week for its first victory. ...Fort Osage’s Ezra Vaiofi is second in the area scoring race with 62 points. ...Fort Osage is ranked No. 6 in Class 5.

St. Mary’s (1-4) vs. Van Horn (3-2)

When and where: 7 tonight at Truman High School.

Last time they met: St. Mary’s defeated Van Horn 18-10 last year.

Game notes: The teams meet for only the second time. ...A victory assures Van Horn of at least a tie for the Crossroads Conference title. ...Van Horn bids to win three games in a row for the first time since 1994 and four wins in a season for the first time since 1997. ...St. Mary’s defeated Maranatha Academy 42-8 last week for its first victory.

Nevada (3-2) vs. William Chrisman (0-5)

When and where: 1 p.m. Saturday at Independence All-School Stadium/Norm James Field.
Last time they met: Chrisman defeated Nevada 42-7 last year.

Game notes: William Chrisman, for the firs time in several years, returns to a Saturday homecoming game. ...Chrisman and Nevada meet for only the second time. ...Nevada has posted three victories, including 8-0 over El Dorado Springs last week. Nevada was 1-9 last season. ...Chrisman hasn’t started 0-6 since 2007.

Oak Grove (5-0) vs. Grain Valley (3-2)

When and where: 1 p.m. Saturday at Grain Valley High School.

Last time they met: Grain Valley defeated Oak Grove 28-14 last year.

Game notes: It’s the 66th game in the long and storied rivalry with Oak Grove leading 33-31-1. ...The teams put 2-0 Missouri River Valley Conference West records on the line. ...Oak Grove hasn’t started 6-0 since 2008. ... Grain Valley’s Zach Hoover is the area’s leading scorer with 12 touchdowns, including 10 by passing. ...Quarterback Jeramey Maynard has passed for 1,258 yards and 18 touchdowns. ...Grain Valley goes after its fourth consecutive victory. ...Oak Grove is ranked No. 4 in Class 3.