Posted: September 17, 2011 - 11:52 AM
Week 3 marks the start of district play in Kansas. That's right, four 8M-I and five 8M-II districts have begun the race for the playoffs. Be sure to check out our Districts standings page to see which 8 Man teams started on the right track.
In a battle of ranked teams in class 5A, #5 Bishop Miege completely shut down #4 Gardner-Edgerton's running game and took advantage of multiple Trailblazer turnovers in a 34-0 romp.
In the Kpreps Game of the Week, 4A #5 Paola only lead 14-12 in the third quarter before pulling away from Pittsburg to win 35-12. Tyler Henness scored three touchdowns for the Panthers in a game that was much closer than the final score.
Plainville proved worthy of its #5 ranking in class 2-1A by taking it to the Norton Bluejays 53-13. This sets up a huge match-up next week with Smith Center, a 60-14 victor over Ellis. The winner of that one will be in the driver's seat for the Mid-Continent League title.
In one of the best games in the state, Junction City beat Salina South 33-28. The Cougars have now lost two straight by a total of just 7 points.
St. James Academy is now 3-0 after knocking off defending 4A champion Louisburg 33-19.
Great Bend scored with 19 seconds left to edge Garden City, 14-7.
DeSoto bounced back from a week 3 loss to Paola with a 28-7 win over Baldwin.
Rose Hill rolled past Andale 42-7 to knock the Indians to 0-3 on the season.
Sabetha kicked a field goal as time expired to beat Royal Valley, 16-14.
Parsons got two kickoff returns for touchdowns, then a 91-yard touchdown pass from Craig Beachner to Ivory Kelly with 1:18 left to knock off rival Labette County, 21-20.
Towanda Circle settled for a field goal in overtime, but Clearwater responded with a touchdown on their possession for a 12-9 win.
Marais des Cygnes Valley rallied from a 10-point fourth quarter deficit to beat Pleasanton 40-34
Bishop Carroll ran all over Wichita Southeast 42-12. John Linnebur rushed for 130 yards and a touchdown and Jalen Hernandez also scored three times in the win.
Austin Rea scored 5 touchdowns in Hutchinson Trinity's 49-0 route of Inman.
And in games decided by an extra point or 2-point conversion…
Minneapolis 24, Valley Heights 22
Topeka Highland Park 16, KC Harmon 14
Troy 14, Jackson Heights 12
Cheney 16, Chaparral 15
Chase County 13, Washington Co. 12
Other notable week 3 scores from around the state:
Wellsville 32, Olpe 7
South Gray 50, Jetmore-Hodgeman Co. 6
Manhattan 31, Emporia 7