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6A #1 Derby (12-1)
Last: beat SM East 28-21 to win the 6A state football championship

Derby won its first state football championship since 1994 with a 28-21 win over Shawnee Mission East on Saturday in Topeka. The Panthers got a 35-yard punt return by Travis Young that set them up at the Lancer 24-yard line with just over 2:30 remaining in the game and the score tied at 21. The very next play, Jeremy Dunham hit Caleb Arnold on a 24-yard touchdown pass to provide the winning score. Dunham completed 9 of 13 passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for a touchdown. Tyler West led Derby with 70 rushing yards and a score.

Next: season complete
5A #1 Blue Valley (10-3)
Last: held off Salina South 27-26 to win the 5A state championship

After building a 24-6 halftime lead, Blue Valley held off a 20-point Salina South surge in the fourth quarter to claim the school's sixth state football title. Tiger senior quarterback Logan Brettell passed for 147 yards and a score, rushed for two touchdowns, and kicked two field goals in the win. Chance Nelson led theTigers with 102 yards rushing, while Mikey Henson had 106 receiving yards and a score. Blue Valley defeated Salina South for the second time this season; having won 35-28 in Salina back in Week 3.

Next: season complete
4A #1 Buhler (13-1)
Last: beat Coffeyville 31-14 to win the 4A state championship

Buhler won its first state football championship with a 31-14 win over Coffeyville-Field Kindley. Riley Allen rushed for 164 yards and three touchdowns on 30 carries as Buhler pulled away in the second half. After falling behind 6-0 on the game's second play, the Crusaders patiently battled back and led 17-6 at halftime. Allen tacked on two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to seal the title for the Crusaders.

Next: season complete
3A #1 Silver Lake (13-1)
Last: defeated Beloit 82-38 in the 3A state championship game in Hutchinson

Silver Lake The Silver Lake Eagles capped off the 2013 season with a record-breaking 82-38 victory over the Beloit Trojans in the Class 3A State Championship game at Gowans Field in Hutchison. The Eagles used a big first half from senior quarterback Dailin Kruger to build a 41-22 lead. Kruger tossed five first-half touchdown passes as part of his 317 yards passing. He also rushed for 92 yards and three scores all while playing on a torn ACL. The two teams combined for a state championship record 120 points and Silver Lake’s 82 points also set a new championship game mark.

Next: season complete
2-1A #1 Centralia (13-0)
Last: won the 2-1A state championship with a 61-0 blowout of La Crosse

Centralia completed one of the most dominant seasons in state history with a 61-0 blowout of La Crosse in the 2-1A championship game. The Panthers rushed for nearly 550 yards in the game in building leads of 29-0 at halftime, and 49-0 after three quarters. Senior Sam Steinlage rushed for 254 yards and four touchdowns on only 14 carries in the game. Centralia intercepted five Leopard passes and also blocked a punt. The Panthers claimed their third state football championship -- all coming since 2009.

Next: season complete
8M-I #1 Osborne (13-0)
Last: did not play

Osborne won its first football state title since 1983 with a 56-8 win over Hodgeman County.

Next: season complete
8M-II #1 Baileyville B&B (12-1)
Last: did not play

Baileyville B&B won a second-consecutive state championship in the school's final football game with a 42-19 win over Sharon Springs-Wallace County.

Next: season complete; football history complete

Last updated: December 01, 2013 - 10:37 pm