OLATHE, Kan. — Missouri scored first and scored last in the 28th annual BeYounion.com Kansas vs Missouri high school football game, but Kansas dominated with five touchdowns in between.
Kansas ended the first half with three consecutive touchdowns and scored twice in the third quarter for a 35-21 victory in the all-star game held at College Boulevard Activities Center in Olathe, Kan., on Thursday, June 13. The game was presented by the Greater Kansas City Coaches Association.
Tight end Brennen Feeback and offensive lineman Bryce Sholze represented the Spring Hill Broncos in the all-star game.
“It was really an honor,” Feeback said. “Spring Hill blessed me with a solid four years both in the school and in the community. It was really cool to have a teammate with me. Bryce is one of my close friends, so it was a moment I will never forget.
“I wanted to win the game, but after seeing the way Missouri carried out their business, I was even more excited when we ended up winning the game,” he said.
Kansas took advantage of a short field, a blocked punt and a fumble recovered in the end zone to score three times in the final 2:02 of the first half. The Kansas all-stars had the first two touchdowns of the second half, striking twice in the third quarter.
Missouri was opportunistic early on big defensive plays, recovering a Kansas fumble at the 45-yard-line to set up its first score and turning another fumble in for its second score, taking a 14-0 lead in the second quarter.
Kansas missed a 43-yard field goal attempt with 5:15 left in the second quarter.
Kansas took advantage of field position after a short punt. Quarterback Tate Raboin of Aquinas capped a 31-yard drive with a 3-yard run and the extra-point kick by Kameron Lake of Lawrence Free State was good, cutting the deficit in half with 2:02 remaining in the half.
A punt by Missouri was blocked and recovered by Christian Roth of Mill Valley for the touchdown to tie the game at 14-14 with 1:42 on the clock.
Missouri fumbled the ball and it was recovered in the end zone by Jake Lamfers of Blue Valley Southwest for the touchdown.
Kansas posted 21 points in the final 2:02 of the second quarter to take a 21-14 lead and would not relinquish it the rest of the way.
Missouri started the second half with an impressive 13-play drive, but came away with no points after the march stalled at their own 48-yard line.
Twelve plays later, Kansas added to its lead on a 4-yard touchdown run by Billy Conaway Jr. of Shawnee Mission North, the game’s MVP, with 2:12 left in the third quarter.
Scholze opened the hole for Conaway with a huge block, driving a defensive end back on a textbook play.
Kansas scored its fifth straight touchdown on a 47-yard pass from Raboin to Logan Talley of Mill Valley, making it 35-14 with 24 seconds left in the third quarter.
Missouri struck back late in the fourth quarter on a 57-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Kellen Simoncic of Smithville with 1:52 left in regulation.
Frizzle attempted an onside kick that was recovered by Kansas.
Kansas was able to run out the clock for the 35-21 victory.
Scholze signed to play football at Pittsburg State.
Feeback has signed with Baker University.
“I am so proud of these two young men and how they represented the Spring Hill community tonight,” Broncos football coach Jason Feeback said.