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November 27, 2021

By Fred Liggett

2021 will be remembered for a number of things but for those close to the Lee’s Summit North Broncos football program the year will be remembered as a record breaking one. The Broncos achieved many firsts in what became the most successful season in school history.

The Broncos only regular season loss came on Friday, Oct, 8 when they fell by three to Liberty North 38-35. This was a back and forth game where the Broncos came up just short to the Eagles who would go on to play for the Missouri Class 6 State Title in Columbia.

The defense was very impressive for Broncos fans to see as they recorded four shutouts this season. They came against rival Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs, Park Hill and in the district final vs Joplin. The home win over Park Hill, a successful program in the Northland, was the first in Bronco football history. The Broncos won their regular season finale beating rival Lee’s Summit West 38 – 6.

Speaking of program firsts, the 21-0 win over Joplin gave the Broncos their first ever district championship. The district title win also gave the Broncos a record setting 11th win on the season. Just a week later the Broncos would play in their first ever state semi-final game where there season came to an end at 11-2.

All the success the Broncos enjoyed was noticed beyond the city limits of Lee’s Summit. The Broncos played in three games that became the Spectrum Sports KC Cable Game of the Week. Two of them were played at home including the school’s homecoming game vs Ray-Pec. The Kansas City Chiefs noticed the team and how well they played. On Nov. 3 the Kansas City Chiefs named Broncos Head Coach Jamar Mozee the Missouri High School coach of the week.

Now that the high school football season is over expect to hear many player’s names mentioned for all-conference, all-district or all-state honors. Just another sign of a history making season this fall at Lee’s Summit North.