As the first week of play has commenced here in Sunflower Country Football, a notable shift has taken place around the KC-metro.
The Missouri side two weeks in is already starting to form with the local Independent's and the Suburban League going at full strength. Kelly Donohoe's Blue Springs Wildcats defeated the Rockhurst Hawklets by one at home in one of best rivalry games within the Kansas City-metro.
For now, Sun Country is off to a fast start county wide.
With schools such as Gardner-Edgerton, Free State, SM Northwest, and SM South ran away with the scoreboard against SM East, SM North, Olathe West, and Olathe Northwest who struggled again in a second and final match up against the powerful Manhattan Indians.
While it is too early to tell after a week of play who will shine, and who will not on the gridiron, a few milestones took place:
* Bo Black's NW Cougars Football team, assisted in winning his 101st all-time game, coming off a 5-5 2018 season
* SM West has lost a record 20th straight Varsity game - week-10 of 2016 to week-9 of 2019
- SM North holds the current record at 25 straight games from 2011 week-9 to 2014 week-7
* Kevin Stewart of the Free State Firebirds gets first win over the Olathe West Owls
Meanwhile in a nearby neighborhood, the Bishop Miege Stags faced off again in week-1 with 6A East power the BV North Mustangs. This 2019 final was much closer than the 18 week-1 game previously at BVDAC. Stags QB Brisson Cobbins, will have his work cut out for him again in week-2 as he will face the BV West Jaguars who also won in week-1.
Of the nine EKL members, all of Bishop Miege, ST Aquinas, and SJ Academy have landed three of the top four spots, while the BVSD-5 finished 1-4 overall.
The Saints continued to roll under Randy Dreiling winning a 13th straight game entering the 2019 season. From the start, the Tigers struggled to stop an offensive threat of the Flexbone that makes it hard for any defense to decipher, and eliminate the yards against.
The Mill Valley Jaguars fell to the BV West Jaguars in Joel Appplebee's 100th game as Head Coach in which his Jaguars sport a 70-30 record from 2010 to present.