Class 2-1A Rankings

#1 Smith Center (2-1)
Last: won at Thomas More Prep 61-14

Thomas More Prep had shown marked improvement in the season’s first two weeks, but Smith Center rolled over the Monarchs, 61-14, at TMP’s Homecoming Game at Lewis Field Stadium. Smith Center scored on the game’s first three possessions after a 23-0 loss the prior week against Phillipsburg. Trace Haven finished with eight carries for 107 yards and three scores. Junior running back Ethan Peterson delivered eight carries for 190 yards and returned a kickoff 99 yards for a TD. The Redmen held a 485-275 yardage edge.

Next: vs. Norton (3-0)
#2 Jefferson Co. North (3-0)
Last: beat Pleasant Ridge, 58-20

Jefferson County North defeated Pleasant Ridge, 58-20, at home. JCN has scored 50, 50, and 58 points in a 3-0 start. JCN, Lyndon, Jackson Heights, Valley Heights and Ell-Saline are the only 2-1A undefeated squads left. Lyndon leads the classification in scoring offense (172), and JCN is second (158).

Next: vs. Oskaloosa (2-1)
#3 Lyndon (3-0)
Last: blasted Central Heights, 55-6

Lyndon defeated Central Heights, 55-6, and led 21-0 after the first quarter and 49-0 at halftime. Senior quarterback Jamie Reed completed 10 of 15 passes for 227 yards with a 3/0 TD/INT ratio. Senior Dexton Swinehart delivered three carries for 79 yards and two scores. He caught five passes for 147 yards and a pair of TDs. Lyndon has won each game by at least 43 points.

Next: at West Franklin (0-3)
#4 Valley Heights (3-0)
Last: beat Christ Prep Academy 46-13

Valley Heights rolled over Christ Prep Academy, 46-13. This week, the Mustangs will travel to Ellis, a 212-mile one-way trip. Ellis opened 3-0 in ’16 before falling to Valley Heights, 41-26. Ellis is 2-1 this season.

Next: at Ellis (2-1)
#5 Ell-Saline (3-0)
Last: beat Moundridge 28-14

Ell-Saline defeated Moundridge, 28-14, though Ell-Saline controlled the game throughout. Moundridge scored on a Hail Mary on the game’s final play. Ell-Saline had significant injuries, including key linemen Avery Bradley and Jared Walsh. Quarterback Nick Davenport missed part of the game due to injury, though did return. He completed 21 of 38 passes for 290 yards and three scores. Sawyer Kramer had seven catches for 100 yards and a pair of TDs.

Next: at Inman (0-3)

Others Considered: Centralia (2-1), Elkhart (2-1), Jackson Heights (3-0), St. Mary's Colgan (2-1)

Last updated: September 18, 2017 - 10:29 am