KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It was more than just a victory Friday night for Lee's Summit North.
The Broncos beat Blue Springs 28-27 in overtime after the Wildcats failed to convert on a two-point conversion. The Lee's Summit North team flooded the field. They knew.
"We've been working our butts off in the dark," said head coach Jamar Mozee.
What they knew is that they had made school history. For the first time ever, Lee's Summit North had beaten Missouri power Blue Springs North opened in 1995.
"Finally comes to light, the work we've been putting in the last four years," said Mozee.
Not only all of that, but there's this: North head coach Jamar Mozee is one of the most decorated players in Blue Springs history. Mozee went on to win a national championship with Oklahoma in 2000.
Now he's the Broncos head coach who beat his alma mater.
"It's always kind of weird, but it's also neat. Because they're (Blue Springs) the measuring stick," said Mozee.
To make it even more familial, one of the standout players in that game is our Hy-Vee High School Athlete of the Week: Keyon Mozee, Jamar's nephew.
"It's different because I have to treat him like an uncle and like a coach," said Keyon.
Keyon rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown against Blue Springs. On the season, he's averaging 14 yards per carry.
"I've been waiting for this," said Keyon. "Because I really hadn't got my chance to show what I could do yet."
Sitting at 3-0, Lee's Summit North becomes a team to beat in Class 6 in Missouri. Or not.
"We play Park Hill this week," said Jamar. "We've never beat Park Hill either."