#1 Ranked Teams

6A #1 Derby (8-0)
Last: Won 53-0 vs. Haysville Campus

Brody Kooser rushed for 227 yards and three touchdowns as Derby blitzed Campus 53-0. Dan Dawdy passed for more than 200 yards including a pair of touchdown passes to Lachlan Jones to start the scoring for the Panthers. Dawdy threw three touchdown passes on the night and rushed for a fourth score.

Next: vs. West #16 Wichita North (0-8)
5A #1 Great Bend (7-1)
Last: lost 21-14 in OT to 6A No. 5 Garden City

Great Bend lost, 21-14, in overtime in a thrilling home contest to Garden City that decided the WAC title. Great Bend never trailed until overtime. After Garden City scored first, the Panthers ran senior quarterback Jacob Murray four times. On fourth down from the 1, Murray ran left, fumbled and was deemed to be stopped just short of the goal line. Great Bend (7-1) was one of four Class 5A teams on the west side with one loss and earned the No. 2 seed behind Wichita Heights.

Next: vs. West #15 Topeka West (1-7)
4A-I #1 Bishop Miege (7-1)
Last: Won 50-0 @ De Soto

Miege won its second district game with a 50-0 shutout of De Soto. Carter Putz completed 11 of 12 passes for 226 yards and four touchdowns in the win. Putz also rushed for a touchdown. Jafar Armstrong caught three passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns, while Joseph Gleason caught three balls for 80 yards and a score. Cameron Clark rushed for a pair of touchdowns, while freshman Brison Cobbins added 72 rushing yards on eight attempts.

Next: vs. Spring Hill (5-3)
4A-II #1 Frontenac (8-0)
Last: won at then No. 3 Columbus, 21-20

Frontenac moves to No. 1 in the classification for the first time with a 21-20 victory versus Columbus to win the CNC title in a District 4 contest. The Raiders were No. 2, and Columbus was third. Frontenac took the lead on an eight-yard touchdown pass from Brandon Mlekus to Isaac Bicknell that Bicknell wrestled away from Columbus defender Peyton Hale. Columbus trailed 21-20 with just under four minutes remaining and decided to punt the ball to Frontenac from inside their own territory. Then, Mlekus converted three first downs around the left side to secure the win for the Raiders. He finished with 22 carries for 180 yards and delivered 86 passing yards.

Next: vs. Baxter Springs (5-3)
3A #1 Hoisington (8-0)
Last: Won 56-27 @ Larned

Hoisington had some trouble with one-win Larned and its trick plays in District 15 and Central Kansas League play but eventually pulled away for a 56-27 road victory. The Cardinals have now captured 25 straight regular season contests and has won the district. Hunter Hanzlick had 16 carries for 146 yards and three TDs. He is 29 yards away from being the Cardinals’ all-time rushing leader. Hoisington has one of the best resumes for all classes with home wins against Wichita Collegiate, Washington County and Nickerson and a road victory against Pratt. The Cardinals have played the No. 7 SOS in Class 3A, according to Prep Power Index, with a collective margin of 354-100. Larned started the game with a double reverse for a 7-0 lead. Larned closed to 21-13 with another reverse pass, but Hoisington led 35-13 at halftime.

Next: vs. Lyons (0-8)
2-1A #1 Troy (8-0)
Last: Won 38-12 @ Jefferson Co. North

In a battle of undefeated teams, Troy won 38-12 at Jefferson County North. The Trojans, which have captured 15 straight regular season contests, won District 1. Troy is 10-1 in its last 11 contests versus JCN, including three straight wins. Troy is 10-0 in district play since the start of the 2014 season.

Next: vs. Horton (1-7)
8M-I #1 Spearville (8-0)
Last: Won 56-6 vs. Leoti-Wichita Co.

Spearville rolled over Wichita County, 56-6, and led 32-0 after the first quarter in a game that ended at halftime. The Lancers, winners of District 7, have now won 21 straight contests, the longest current run in Kansas. Spearville ran just 27 plays and scored seven touchdowns. Senior Luke Heskamp had six carries for 115 yards and a touchdown. Sophomore Kolby Stein had 12 carries for 30 yards and four rushing scores. He also completed both of his passes for 43 yards and a touchdown. The Lancers have an average scoring margin of 56-9.

Next: @ Kinsley (0-8)
8M-II #1 Hanover (7-0)
Last: Won 54-8 @ Wakefield

Hanover continued to roll with an impressive 54-8 road win against Wakefield that clinched the District 3 title for the Wildcats. Wakefield, the runner-up, dropped to 3-1 in district play. The Wildcats and Dighton are the lone undefeated squads in the classification. Hanover (7-0) has outscored opponents, 336-24. South Barber (90 points allowed) is the only other team that has permitted under 100 points.

Next: vs. Axtell (4-4)

Last updated: October 23, 2016 - 11:05 pm