They’re both 6-1. They’re both at the top of the Shawnee Mission and Sunflower League standings. And on Friday night, they’ll be going head to head under the spotlight of area TV cameras.
This weekend’s game between SM East and SM West has drawn enough attention around the Kansas City metro that it was named the Hy-Vee High School Game of the Week. The game, which starts at 7 p.m. at SM South stadium, will be broadcast live on Metro Sports (Time Warner Cable channels 30 and 1030).
The Vikings bring a league-leading six game winning streak into the contest, and have already claimed at least a share of the league title — their fourth in six years. They’re anchored by a solid defense that tends to limit opponents to 20 or fewer points. West defensive back Denzell Simpson leads the league with 79 tackles.
But the Lancers are looking particularly potent after last week’s explosive offensive output against Blue Valley North. Quarterback John Schrock leads the league with 1450 passing yards and 8 touchdowns, and his two favorite targets, wide receivers Elliot Faerber and Krey Bradley, are first and second in receiving yards.