#1 Ranked Teams

6A #1 Derby (12-1)
Last: won the 6A title for the second time in three years with a 27-14 victory over Blue Valley

Derby won a second 6A state title in the last three seasons with a 27-14 win over Blue Valley. Senior quarterback Brady Rust rushed 33 times for 309 yards and two touchdowns, and tossed touchdown passes to Kenyon Tabor and Kaleb Kelley. Derby scored in each quarter despite a frozen, icy field at Welch Stadium in Emporia. Rust passed for 97 yards as Tabor caught four passes for 56 yards to lead the Panthers.

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5A #1 Mill Valley (12-1)
Last: defeated Bishop Carroll 35-14 to win the 5A state championship

Senior quarterback Logan Koch rushed for three touchdowns and passed for another as Mill Valley defeated Bishop Carroll 35-14 in the Class 5A state championship. After a Bishop Carroll fumble on the second play of the game, Koch converted the short field into a 19-yard touchdown run for an early lead. The Jaguars added two more scores on a pass from Koch to Lucas Krull and a Koch 13-yard run for a 21-0 lead. Carroll eventually pulled within 28-14 at the half, but Christian Jegen put the game away with a 22-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter for the Jags. Koch rushed for 79 yards, three touchdowns, and passed for 200 yards and another score. Jegen added 84 rushing yards and 87 yards receiving.

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4A-I #1 Bishop Miege (12-1)
Last: dominated Andover Central 68-12 to win their second straight 4A-I state title

Miege dominated Andover Central in building a 48-6 halftime lead and rolling to their second straight 4A-I state title. Dawson Downing rushed for 231 yards and six touchdowns on 26 carries to lead the Stags. Miege built a 21-0 lead in the first quarter on three Downing TD runs, then scored three more times in less than 30 seconds thanks to Jaguar mistakes. QB Carter Putz scored on a short touchdown run for a 28-0 lead, and Ray Vaca picked up an Andover Central fumble on the ensuing kickoff and returned it 20 yards for a touchdown. Two plays later, Vaca picked up another Jaguar fumble and this time went 26 yards for a score.

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4A-II #1 Holcomb (11-2)
Last: dominated Andover Central 68-12 to win their second straight 4A-I state title

The Holcomb Longhorns won their first state football title by shutting out Holton, 21-0. Senior quarterback Trey Teeter passed for 150 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Longhorns to victory. Holcomb led 6-0 at halftime on a short touchdown run by Dillon Williams, but pulled away with two scores in the third quarter. Teeter tossed two touchdown passes to Braden Showalter covering 66 yards in the quarter.

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3A #1 Rossville (13-0)
Last: defeated Wichita Collegiate 20-19 to win the 3A state title

Rossville rallied from a 19-7 fourth-quarter deficit to claim its second consecutive 3A state title. Tucker Horak scored once on offense and once on defense early in the fourth quarter to rally the Bulldawgs to a 20-19 lead. Horak scored his second rushing touchdown and then stripped Collegiate's Nathan Burgoyne and returned the fumble 65 yards for another score to give Rossville the lead. Collegiate threatened late, but Jacob Bradshaw came up with an interception in the end zone as time expired to preserve the win for Rossville. Horak rushed for 150 yards and two touchdowns for Rossville.

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2-1A #1 Phillipsburg (11-2)
Last: edged Troy 30-29 to win the Class 2-1A state championship

Behind a big performance from sophomore Kirk Coomes, Phillipsburg held off Troy 30-29 to win the schools' first state football title. Coomes rushed 26 times for 243 yards and four touchdowns with his final score giving the Panthers a 30-23 lead with 10:28 remaining in the game. Troy pulled to within 30-29 with 3:17 left on a touchdown pass from Reid Greaser to Cuttar Huss, but the two-point converstion fell incomplete and Phillipsburg was able to run out the clock.

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8M-I #1 Spearville (13-0)
Last: won the 8M-I state title with a 62-16 victory over Hanover

The Spearville Royal Lancers captured their first state football championship with a 62-16 win over Hanover. The Lancers broke a 16-16 tie with 30 points in the second quarter to take a commanding 46-16 lead into halftime. Spearville then added a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter to end the game.

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8M-II #1 Victoria (12-0)
Last: won the 8M-II state title with a 36-28 win over Argonia-Attica

With the game tied at 28, Victoria's Brady Dinkel sprinted 56 yards for a touchdown with 2 seconds remaining to lift the Knights to a 36-28 victory over Argoina-Attica. The Knights captured back-to-back 8M-II titles and the school's seventh football title overall.

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Last updated: November 29, 2015 - 10:40 pm