Class 2-1A Rankings

#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
#2 Plainville (11-2)
Last: fell 28-24 to Troy in the 2-1A state championship

Plainville lost 28-24 to Troy in the Class 2-1A state game. The Cardinals, 3-6 each of the last two seasons, finished at 11-2 under second-year coach Grant Stephenson. The game had six lead changes. Plainville scored on its first offensive possession, and then had one offensive score the rest of the game. Senior quarterback Hayden Friend had 13 carries for 109 yards, passed for 175 yards and returned a kickoff 69 yards for a score. The Cardinals ran 18 more plays but had trouble in the red zone, including a missed field goal and drives that ended at the Troy 19- and 2-yard line. Jared Copeland paced the Cardinals with nine tackles and two TFLs, including a sack.

Next: Season complete
#3 Smith Center (9-3)
Last: did not play

Season ended with a 14-0 loss to Plainville in the state semifinals.

Next: Season complete
#4 St. Marys Colgan (8-4)
Last: did not play

Season ended with a 28-0 loss to Troy in the state semifinals.

Next: Season complete
#5 Washington County (8-3)
Last: did not play

Season ended with a 29-20 loss at St. Mary's Colgan in the 2-1A quarterfinals.

Next: Season complete

Others Considered: Jefferson Co. North (8-2), La Crosse (5-6), Lyndon (9-2), Meade (8-2), Olpe (5-5), Republic County (5-6), Sedgwick (7-3), Valley Heights (7-3)

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