#1 Ranked Teams

6A #1 Blue Valley North (9-4)
Last: beat Derby 49-42 to win the Class 6A state championship

Graham Mertz's 15-yard touchdown run with :57 seconds remaining propelled Blue Valley North to a 49-42 victory over Derby and the schools' first ever state football championship. Mertz completed 24 of 30 passes for 462 yards and four touchdowns and added 36 yards rushing and the game-winniner score. Dylan Freberg caught nine passes for 222 yards, while Nijel Roberts caught eight passes for 188 yards and three scores. Read the full recap at Kpreps.com: Blue Valley North outlasts Derby to claim first title

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5A #1 Bishop Carroll (12-2)
Last: defeated St. Thomas Aquinas 38-28 to win the Class 5A state title

Bishop Carroll defeated St. Thomas Aquinas 38-28 to win its third state football championship in the past six years. Colton Howell completed 32 of 39 passes for 325 yards and accounted for five total touchdowns in the victory. Read the full recap at Kpreps.com: Bishop Carroll downs Aquinas behind Howell's big day

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4A-I #1 Bishop Miege (13-0)
Last: defeated Andale 47-7 to win the Class 4A-I state football championship

Bishop Miege pulled away for a 47-7 win over Andale to win its fourth consecutive Class 4A, Division I state football championship. Miege quarterback Carter Putz completed 20 of 24 passes for 327 yards and four touchdowns and added 106 rushing yards and a score in the win. Read the full recap at Kpreps.com: Miege blasts Andale to claim 4th straight 4A-I title

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4A-II #1 Holcomb (12-1)
Last: won the 4A-II state title with a 40-20 victory over Frontenac

Holcomb captured its second Class 4A, Division II state championship in the last three years with a 40-20 victory over Frontenac on Saturday in Salina. The Longhorns took advantage of five Raider turnovers in the win. Trey Gilbert passed for 264 yards and four touchdowns in the victory. Read the full recap at Kpreps.com: Holcomb's strong defensive effort tops Frontenac in 4A-2

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3A #1 Sabetha (13-1)
Last: defeated Marysville 7-6 in the Class 3A state football championship

Sabetha held off Marysville in dramatic fashion to claim a 7-6 victory and the school's third state football championship. Gabe Garber's interception at the goal line with less than a minute to go secured the victory for Sabetha. The Bluejays managed only 122 yards of total offense - all on the ground - but scored on a Wyatt Beyer 8-yard run in the third quarter. Marysville outgained the Bluejays 340 yards to 122, but Sabetha forced three turnovers including two inside the red zone. Read the full recap at Kpreps.com: Sabetha rides its defense to Class 3A state title

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2-1A #1 Smith Center (12-1)
Last: defeated St. Mary's Colgan 43-7 in the 2-1A state title game

Smith Center used a consistent ground game and suffocating defense to claim the 2-1A state championship with a 43-7 win over St. Mary's Colgan. The Redmen collected their ninth state football championship in school history. Read the full recap at Kpreps.com: Smith Center returns to the top of 2-1A football

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8M-I #1 Hoxie (12-1)
Last: won the 8M-I state title 54-14 over St. Paul

Hoxie captured the school’s first state football championship with a 54-14 victory over St. Paul. The Indians used their size and speed to control both sides of the line of scrimmage. Latham Schwarz carried 33 times for 204 yards and four touchdowns in the victory. Read the full recap at Kpreps.com: Hoxie captures first state title; 54-14 over St. Paul

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8M-II #1 Hanover (13-0)
Last: beat Hodgeman County 54-48 for the 8M-II state title

Hanover built a 48-14 lead in the third quarter and had to withstand a furious rally from Hodgeman County to hang on for a 54-48 victory. The Wildcats won the fifth state football championship in school history and extended their current win streak to 25 games. Read the full recap at Kpreps -- Hanover survives late Hodgeman County rally in 8M-II

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Last updated: November 26, 2017 - 11:58 pm