#1 Ranked Teams

6A #1 Derby (7-0)
Last: beat Haysville Campus 54-27

Derby won its 20th straight game with a 54-27 victory versus Haysville Campus. The Panthers have the longest current winning streak in Kansas, one game ahead of Aquinas’ 19. Derby has a huge matchup with undefeated Maize this week. Derby is 49-1 in its last 50 contests versus Campus, according to the Derby Informer. Jacob Karsak, Lem Wash and Tre Washington all recorded at least two touchdowns. Derby also blocked a punt, recovered a pair of fumbles on kickoffs and had a 52-yard punt return for a score.

Next: vs. 5A No. 3 Maize (7-0)
5A #1 St. Thomas Aquinas (7-0)
Last: beat 4A No. 1 Bishop Miege, 45-32

St. Thomas Aquinas captured its 19th straight contest with a 45-32 victory versus Bishop Miege in Eastern Kansas League play. Aquinas is ranked first in 5A, and Miege is first in 4A. Aquinas defeated Miege for the second straight year. Miege led 13-0 early before Aquinas scored 21 straight points. Aquinas led 24-20 after a late first half field goal. Aquinas and Miege continued to match each other for scores, but the Saints always held the lead. Tank Young, a 2,000-yard rusher last year, had 52 carries for 303 yards and three touchdowns in an incredible effort.

Next: does not play
4A #1 Bishop Miege (5-2)
Last: lost 45-32 to 5A No. 1 St. Thomas Aquinas

Bishop Miege took its second loss of the year with a 45-32 defeat versus St. Thomas Aquinas, ranked No. 1 in 5A. Miege remains the favorite in 4A. The five-time defending state champion Stags lost twice last year, to Rockhurst (Mo.) and Aquinas, and still rolled to the 4A state title. Miege led 13-0 early, though Aquinas went on a 38-7 run. Tim Dorsey passed for 210 yards and three touchdowns, all to Daniel Jackson, who had five catches for 125 yards. Brison Cobbins led with 125 rushing yards and three touchdowns. By Prep Power Index, Miege is still No. 1 because of its highly challenging schedule compared to other 4A squads.

Next: Thursday at Blue Valley Northwest (2-5)
3A #1 Andale (7-0)
Last: beat Clearwater 50-12

Andale rolled over Clearwater, 50-12, at home. Easton Hunter returned at quarterback and passed for 300 yards and three touchdowns. Clearwater has been a much improved team this season and had standout quarterback Tanner Cash return from injury. Andale did allow its most points in any game this year but has won every contest by at least 28 points. Andale has outscored teams, 368-39. The Indians are first in scoring offense and tied with Jefferson West for first in 3A scoring defense. Andale has a huge home game versus Cheney (6-1) this week.

Next: vs. Cheney (6-1)
2A #1 Hoisington (7-0)
Last: beat Phillipsburg 56-28

Hoisington defeated Phillipsburg, 56-28. The Panthers were the defending state champions and had defeated the Cardinals twice last year. Senior Wyatt Pedigo, a North Dakota commit, has 1,320 rushing yards and 22 scores. Pedigo scored on a long run 18 seconds into the contest and recorded 10 rushes for 278 yards and three scores. The Cardinals had lost five in a row against Phillipsburg from ’12-18.

Next: at Norton (5-2)
1A #1 Smith Center (7-0)
Last: won at Republic County, 41-12

In District 5, Smith Center delivered a 41-12 victory versus Republic County. The Redmen have won 17 straight games. Republic County has lost 26 straight contests, but has been much more competitive this year with close losses versus Plainville and Ell-Saline, among others. Smith Center has outscored teams, 292-51. The Redmen rank third in scoring defense in the classification.

Next: vs. Ell-Saline (6-1)
8M-I #1 Canton-Galva (7-0)
Last: won at Solomon 60-0

Canton-Galva has been ranked No. 1 all year and remains one of six undefeated squads in the classification, along with South Central, Madison, St. Francis, Clifton-Clyde and Ness City. Canton-Galva dominated Solomon, 60-0, in a road victory. Last year, Canton-Galva defeated Solomon in district play, but then lost to the Gorillas in the sub-state title game. However, Solomon suffered huge graduation losses and has undergone a coaching change. Canton-Galva has posted shutouts in the last three and four of the past five contests. The Eagles have won every game by the 45-point margin, including marquee wins versus Little River (6-1), Goessel (5-2) and Centre-Lost Springs (5-2). Canton-Galva has outscored teams, 396-31, and rank second in scoring offense and first in defense. The Eagles have already captured the District 4 championship.

Next: vs. Herington (0-7)
8M-II #1 Osborne (7-0)
Last: shut out Northern Valley, 48-0

Osborne moves from third to first because of the Bulldogs’ dominance and the logjam between Frankfort, Axtell and Hanover. The Bulldogs has its marquee road matchup at Thunder Ridge (7-0) in Kensington this week. The game will decide the top-two positions in District 5. Osborne defeated Northern Valley, 48-0, in a game that ended at halftime. Osborne tallied 32 points in the first quarter. Steele Wolters accounted for four touchdowns – two passing and two rushing. Osborne, the defending state runner-up, is 18-2 since the start of 2018.

Next: at Thunder Ridge (7-0)

Last updated: October 20, 2019 - 11:01 pm