#1 Ranked Teams

6A #1 Derby (4-0)
Last: Won 46-20 @ Hutchinson

Derby converted three Hutchinson first-half turnovers into touchdowns to build a 25-14 halftime lead, and eventually pulled away in the second half for a 46-20 win. The Salthawks scored out of the locker room to cut the Panther lead to 25-20, but Derby would respond almost immediately as Dan Dawdy hit Michael Littleton on their third touchdown connection of the night to extend the lead to 32-20. Derby would go on to add a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns as Dawdy passed to Kenyon Tabor and Brody Kooser rushed for his second score of the night. Kooser rushed for 170 yards to lead the Panthers, while Dawdy passed for nearly 200 yards and four touchdowns. Littleton caught eight passes for 83 yards and three scores.

Next: @ 5A No. 4 Bishop Carroll (3-1)
5A #1 Mill Valley (3-1)
Last: Lost 45-28 vs. 6A No. 2 Blue Valley

The game featured four lead changes in the first half before Blue Valley scored 28 unanswered points and Mill Valley fell, 45-28. Brody Flaming threw two early scores to Ben Hartman. Mill Valley lost to a Kansas team for the first time since 2014. Mill Valley was 15-1 since the start of the ’15 year before the loss to the Tigers.

Next: @ No. 5 St. Thomas Aquinas
4A-I #1 Bishop Miege (3-1)
Last: Won 24-6 @ Blue Valley North

So much is talked about the Bishop Miege offense, but the Stag defense forced four turnovers and opened with an interception for a touchdown in beating Blue Valley North 24-6. John Ryan picked off Mustang QB Cole Chapman and returned it for a touchdown and a 7-0 lead. Miege took a 14-3 into halftime after a long kickoff return and a 10-yard touchdown pass from Carter Putz to Jafar Armstrong.

Next: vs. Blue Valley West (1-3)
4A-II #1 Holcomb (4-0)
Last: Won 34-6 @ Goodland

Holcomb led 6-0 after the first quarter, 12-0 at halftime and 12-6 following the third quarter before 22 unanswered points led to a 34-6 victory versus Goodland. The Longhorns ran 60 offensive plays but finished with 14 penalties for 120 yards. Junior Trey Gilbert completed 12 of 22 passes for 233 yards and three scores against one interception. As well, Holcomb had 38 carries for 199 yards. Four receivers had three catches to lead Holcomb. Senior Dillon Williams led the Longhorns with 15 tackles.

Next: @ Colby (3-1)
3A #1 Rossville (4-0)
Last: Won 28-6 vs. Wabaunsee

Rossville won its 32nd straight contest and defeated Wabaunsee, 28-6, in Mid-East League play. The Bulldawgs led 7-0 after the first quarter and 20-6 at halftime. Jacob Bradshaw threw three touchdown passes to Schumacher of four, 14 and 45 yards. He also rushed for a four-yard TD. Rossville has rival Silver Lake in the annual War of 24 match-ups, one of the Kansas’ best rivalries.

Next: vs. No. 2 Silver Lake (4-0)
2-1A #1 Troy (4-0)
Last: Won 25-22 @ Perry-Lecompton

Troy held on to beat Perry Lecompton, 25-22. Troy tied the Perry-Lecompton 6-6 after the first quarter, and outscored the Kaws 12-7 in the second quarter and 7-0 in the third quarter. The Kaws outscored Troy, 9-0, in the fourth quarter. Reid Greaser threw four touchdown passes, including nine and 42 yards to Cuttar Huss. Perry-Lecompton rushed for 263 yards, though Troy passed for 361 on 21 of 32 passing for Greaser. Huss had 18 offensive touches for 187 yards. Brody Winder caught a 63-yard touchdown and hauled in five catches for 151 yards.

Next: vs. Doniphan West (0-4)
8M-I #1 St. Francis (4-0)
Last: Won 48-0 vs. Oberlin-Decatur Co.

St. Francis moved to 4-0 with a 48-0 victory against Oberlin. Quinton Cravens rushed for two touchdowns and passed for two more scores. The Indians moved to 2-0 in Eight-Man, Division I, District 8 play. St. Francis will play at Hoxie (2-2) this week.

Next: @ Hoxie (2-2)
8M-II #1 Hanover (3-0)
Last: Won 48-0 vs. Linn

Hanover, which had a Week 2 bye, had its third straight shutout this season with a 48-0 road win versus 2-2 Linn. The Wildcats scored 28 points in the first quarter and 20 in the second. Will Bruna threw touchdown passes of 24, 30, 40, 49 and 35 yards. As well, Hanover returned an interception for a score and had a safety.

Next: vs. Wetmore (0-4)

Last updated: September 25, 2016 - 09:37 pm