By Fred Liggett
Lee’s Summit at Rockhurst (Pub Pick of the week)
The Tigers enter post season play off from scoring 50 points in a win that helped them claim a co-Conference championship. Rockhurst has only lost 2 games this season, both coming against Perennial powers in the state. Expect the Tigers to put up a fight but in the end it’s the Hawklets enjoying a home win.
Liberty North at Lee’s Summit West (Friday Night Lights Tour Stop)
Liberty North comes to Lee’s Summit at 4-5 but evidence is there showing they are a better team than the record. LS West has only lost to rival LS North this season and that came on the road. Both LS North & Lee’s Summit have beaten Liberty North, now LS West will join them with a win in this one.
Ray-Pec at Lee’s Summit North
Just two weeks ago Ray-Pec hosted LS North in regular season play and suffered a 42-21 loss. LS North at 7-2 is ready for a lengthy playoff run. The Broncos will have to work harder to reach the victory column in this rematch with the Panthers but will reach it to advance in the playoffs.
Raytown South at Van Horn
Post-season play begins with a #1 vs #8 match up in this one. Van Horn felt the sting of defeat last week at Pembroke Hill to close the regular season. The Falcons will delight in a win as they ease past the Cardinals in this playoff opener.
St. Michael at Lafayette County
This will be a fun one to watch as the Guardians are 4-5, the host Huskers are 5-4 as this District playoff opener kicks off. A true toss up game as both teams can put points up on the board. In the end the Host Huskers will have a few more on this night.
St. Paul Lutheran at Summit Christian Academy
SCA has already won a conference title this year, now looks for post season success. The Eagles have only lost twice this season, both times by a 2 point margin. Expect the Eagles to soar into the win column easily in this playoff opener.
Northwest Mo. State at N.E. Okla. State (MIAA TV Game of the week)
This matchup is a meeting between the top and bottom of the MIAA this season. Northwest, at 7-1, may have to travel 5 hours to play this game on TV but once there will enjoy a big conference win over the host Riverhawks.
Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs (KC Comets Soccer player, John Sosa)
This week I’m predicting that our boys in Red will be giving the Broncos their 5th loss of the season. Along the way the Chiefs defense will limit Denver to less than 15 points. Yet another game where our new QB star will shine.
This Football Forecast is sponsored by Llywelyn’s Pub at 301  SE Douglas St. in Downtown Lee’s Summit.