#1 Ranked Teams

6A #1 Derby (13-0)
Last: defeated Blue Valley 17-14 to win a second consecutive 6A title

Derby captured its second straight and third Class 6A title in four years with a 17-14 last-second win against Blue Valley. It marked the second consecutive season the Panthers defeated Blue Valley for the championship. Blayten Tullis kicked a 21-yard field goal with 27 seconds left to win the game. Derby finished 13-0 for its first undefeated record in school annals and pushed its winning streak to 23 straight contests, the longest current run in Kansas. Derby had three fumbles and finished 4 of 19 on third/fourth down but had two defensive stands when Blue Valley was in the red zone. Quarterback Dan Dawdy completed 19 of 38 passes for 224 yards with two touchdowns against one interception. Kenyon Tabor had nine catches for 129 yards.

Next: Season complete
5A #1 Mill Valley (9-4)
Last: won a second consecutive 5A title with a 35-34 win over Goddard in double overtime

Mill Valley delivered its second straight Class 5A crown with a 35-34 double overtime win against Goddard. The Jaguars went 12-1 and was widely considered Kansas’ best team last year. This fall, Mill Valley lost four straight contests against strong Eastern Kansas League squads and then won six straight to finish the fall. Goddard fumbled just short of the goal line in overtime and missed an extra point in double overtime. Brody Flaming capped a great season with 16 of 29 passing for 200 yards with five touchdowns against one interception. He also rushed 27 times for 122 yards.

Next: Season complete
4A-I #1 Bishop Miege (12-1)
Last: won the 4A-I state championship with a 53-21 win over Buhler

Bishop Miege rolled over Buhler, 53-21, and captured its third straight state championship. Miege has lost just two times in those three years, both to Eastern Kansas League foe Blue Valley, the two-time Class 6A runner-up. Miege led 32-0 at halftime. Junior quarterback Carter Putz threw for 331 yards and five scores, while Missouri commit Jafar Armstrong caught eight passes for 219 yards and three TDs. Armstrong broke the Kansas 11-man record for career receiving touchdowns with 45, while Putz set a new single season mark for 11-man passing TDs with 50 scores. Miege blocked two puts for scores and had eight tackles for loss.

Next: Season complete
4A-II #1 Pratt (12-1)
Last: defeated Topeka Hayden 48-14 to win the 4A-II state championship

Pratt, unranked the majority of the season, won the second state title in school history, and first since 1995. The Greenbacks defeated Hayden, 48-14, and finished 12-1. Pratt and Eight-Man, Division I Osborne each went 4-5 last year and collected state titles this season. The Greenbacks delivered 403 yards of total offense, including 266 and four scores from sophomore Travis Theis. Landen Studer threw for two touchdowns and finished 2 of 3 for 78 yards. Pratt led 14-0 after the first quarter and 28-6 at halftime.

Next: Season complete
3A #1 Rossville (13-1)
Last: defeated Hesston 48-42 in overtime to win the 3A state championship

Rossville delivered an incredible comeback to beat Hesston, 48-42, in overtime. The Bulldogs won their third straight Class 3A title after trailing by 13 and 15 points. Rossville never led until the game’s final play. Sheldon Hulbert, a key player who emerged after early season injuries at linebacker, forced a fumble near the goal line on Hesston’s first overtime possession. After the turnover, senior quarterback Jacob Bradshaw rushed 10 yards for the game-winning score. Bradshaw had 40 carries for 275 yards and two scores. Senior Dawson Hammes had 16 carries for 108 yards and two TDs. Rossville (12-1) tied the game at 35 all with 6:50 left to play and again at 42. The Bulldogs had a chance to win the contest in regulation, but Frederik Andresen missed a 43-yard field goal. Cole Schumacher had nine catches for 135 yards and two scores.

Next: Season complete
2-1A #1 Troy (13-0)
Last: defeated Plainville 28-24 to win the 2-1A state championship

Troy won a back-and-forth contest with a 28-24 victory against Plainville. The Trojans, runner-up last season, captured the first football crown in school history and finished 13-0. Senior quarterback Reid Greaser completed 14 of 21 passes for 374 yards with four scores. Brody Winder caught five passes for 207 yards, including a key 82-yarder late in the third quarter that provided the game-winning points. The play came on 3rd-and-36 from its own 18-yard line. Greaser threw deep and senior Cuttar Huss, guarded by two Cardinals, deflected the ball to a wide-open Winder, who raced in for the score. Huss secured the win late with a 14-yard completion on 3rd-and-13 late in the fourth quarter that came in double coverage. Huss finished with six catches for 121 yards and a TD. Defensively, linebacker Kortin Blevins and Huss each had 11 tackles, while linemen Jarren Frump and Wil Smith each collected two tackles for loss.

Next: Season complete
8M-I #1 Osborne (13-0)

Read the full recap from Kpreps: Grabast, Osborne win 8-Man, Div. I state championship. Click here.

8M-II #1 Hanover (12-0)

Read the full recap from Kpreps: Hanover turns over Dighton to win 8M-Div. II state title. Click here.


Last updated: November 27, 2016 - 10:11 pm