IL Sports Report: Week of September 20, 2021
Team of the week
Lincoln Prep Football
The Lincoln Prep Blue Tigers are your IL Team of the Week after earning a pair of victories over the East Bears 64-0 on Tuesday and the Cardinal Ritter Prep Lions of St. Louis 28-20 on Saturday. Down 20-0 at the end of the first half vs. the Lions, the Blue Tigers scored 28 unanswered in the second half to claim the victory, thanks in large part to the play of senior wide receiver D’eaven Roberson, who recorded 3 catches for 105 yards while also holding the opposing receiver to zero catches on the day. Fellow senior A’justin Pearson (#2) also played a pivotal role in holding the Lions scoreless in the second half, breaking up passes and recording an interception. The Blue Tigers wore down the Lions in the second half, rushing for a total of 167 yards and 4 touchdowns, led by senior Jayden Sudduth who had 99 yards on 17 carries, including the game sealing touchdown with just over 4 minutes remaining in the game.
Athlete of the week
Isaac Rivera, Lincoln Prep
Congratulations to sophomore Isaac Rivera of Lincoln Prep's cross country team for being named the IL Athlete of the Week. Rivera broke his own KCPS record with a time of 16:18 at the Kris Salsberg Invite at Lee's Summit North High School on Saturday, September 18. The Blue Tigers finished 9th out of 20 teams in the Class 5 meet. With his new personal record, Rivera is now ranked 4th in the state in Class 4.
Lincoln Prep had a number of other runners who PR'd at the meet, including seniors Manuel Reyes (17:31), Kale Wolf (18:35), and Jonas Clark (20:12), junior Albert Turner (22:27) and sophomore Coleman Keck (18:10). On the girls side, PR's included seniors Estrella Hernandez (22:35) and Emma Rivera (25:39), sophomore Lucy Penrose (28:02) and freshman Lola Clark (29:43). The Blue Tigers travel to Columbia on Saturday for the Gans Creek Classic, a pre-state meet.
Around the IL
The Northeast Vikings volleyball team defeated the Central Blue Eagles 3-0 on Thursday, Sept. 16 at Northeast High School. The Vikings were dominant in each set, winning 25-18, 25-17, and 25-8. The 3-2 Lady Vikings will host the Ruskin Eagles Monday, Sept. 20 and the East Bears Tuesday, Sept. 21.
In other IL Volleyball news, the Lincoln Prep Blue Tigers defeated the East Bears 3-1 on Thursday, Sept. 16. Lincoln Prep took the first set 25-21 before East tied it up, taking the second set 21-25. The Blue Tigers took control in the third set, winning 25-12 and sealed the match with a 25-16 victory in the final set. Lincoln Prep will play host to Kauffman Tuesday, Sept. 21 and Northeast Thursday, Sept. 23 in a battle of first place teams.
On the soccer field, the East Bears earned their first win of the season, a 12-0 victory over St. Joseph Lafayette on Sept. 14, while the Lincoln Prep Blue Tigers improved to 4-2 on the year with an 8-0 victory over St. Joseph Lafayette on Sept. 16.
IL Season Records
IL Boys Soccer
IL Girls Volleyball
Middle School Sports Start This Week!
|9/20||3:30||East Tennis @ Shawnee Mission E||SME|
|9/20||3:45||East Cross Country||Swope Park|
|9/20||6:00||Northeast Volleyball v. Ruskin||Northeast|
|9/21||4:00||Central/East/Northeast X-Country||Rosecran Airfield|
|9/21||4:00||Lincoln Softball v. Ruskin||UYA|
|9/21||5:00||Northeast Soccer v. Lincoln Prep||Northeast|
|9/21||5:00||Lincoln Volleyball v. Kauffman||Anderson|
|9/21||5:00||Central Volleyball v. Southeast||Central|
|9/21||6:00||Northeast Volleyball v. East||Northeast|
|9/21||7:00||East Soccer @ Van Horn||Van Horn|
|9/22||8 am||East Tennis Tournament||Lee's Summit N.|
|9/22||3:30||Lincoln Tennis @ Staley||Staley|
|9/22||4:00||Lincoln Softball @ Grandview||Grandview|
|9/23||3:30||Lincoln Tennis v. Grandview||Minor Park|
|9/23||4:00||Lincoln Softball @ Winnetonka||Winnetonka|
|9/23||5:00||East Soccer v. KCECA||East|
|9/23||5:00||Southeast Volleyball v. East||ILFH|
|9/23||6:00||Lincoln Volleyball v. Northeast||Anderson|
|9/24||8 am||East Tennis Tournament||Plaza Tennis Cent.|
|9/24||7:00||Lincoln Football HC v. Van Horn||Lincoln Prep|
|9/24||7:00||Northeast Football v. NOAH||Northeast|
|9/24||7:00||Northeast Soccer @ Barstow||Barstow|
|9/25||TBD||Lincoln Cross Country||Columbia|
|9/25||8 am||IL Volleyball Tournament||Central|
|9/25||12:00||Central Football v. St. Michael||Central|