Class 3A Rankings

#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)
#2 Halstead (7-0)
Last: beat Smoky Valley 49-0

Halstead vaults up from fifth to second, mainly because of another victory and the parity within District 4 with Marysville, Wamego, Sabetha and Holton. Halstead defeated a solid Smoky Valley team, 49-0. Halstead scored in each quarter and led 8-0 after the first, 24-0 at halftime and 41-0 after three quarters. Overall, the Dragons rushed 46 times for 343 yards and five touchdowns. Senior Scott Grider led with 13 carries for 86 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Junior Lakin Farmer continued his impressive season, especially at defensive back, with an interception. As the quarterback, Farmer completed three of six passes for 81 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Farmer has recorded seven interceptions this year, and Halstead has 12 as a team. Overall, the Dragons have forced 14 turnovers. Scott Grider is now up to 878 rushing yards and 18 scores.

Next: at Chapman (2-5)
#3 Marysville (6-1)
Last: lost 30-8 at Holton

In District 4, Marysville lost to Holton, 30-8. The Wildcats have been much improved this season after a very rare 3-6 year last fall. Coach Brooks Barta, with more than 200 wins at Holton, has led the Wildcats to a 5-2 start. Standout Marysville running back Atreyau Hornbeak didn’t play in the first half and had just three carries. Holton received 130 rushing yards and three touchdowns from Konnor Tannahill. Marysville dropped a spot in the poll. The Bulldogs will be heavily favored at Hiawatha this week. The Bulldogs have won at Sabetha and at Wamego this year. Holton faces Wamego at home this week in another game with huge district ramifications.

Next: at Hiawatha (0-7)
#4 Frontenac (7-0)
Last: beat Baxter Springs 55-6

Frontenac moves into the poll for the first time this year as Sabetha and Topeka Hayden both fall out of the rankings. The Raiders are 7-0 and have outscored teams, 254-65. Frontenac defeated Baxter Springs, 55-6, last week. The Raiders are 5-0 against Kansas competition, including road victories versus Colgan (41-12), Galena (27-14), and Caney Valley (34-6). Colgan, Galena, and Caney Valley are all 4-3.

Next: vs. Columbus (7-0)
#5 Colby (7-0)
Last: beat Scott City 28-20 in overtime

Colby earned a milestone victory with a 28-20 double overtime home win versus Scott City. The Eagles stopped Scott City on the final play. Last year, Scott City defeated Colby for the district title. Colby is 7-0 and 15-2 since the start of 2018. Colby is ranked in the top-5 for the first time in recent history. Coach Rees McKinney, a Scott City graduate, has done an excellent job with the program with a 21-6 record since he came from Moscow. Colby has replaced Jordan Schippers (Western Illinois signing) and has key players such as all-purpose threat Calvin Stapp, fullback Hagan Booi and lineman Aaron Kurth (KU offer). Kurth has played both ways for the first time this year. Colby has won District 8 that has four teams with winning records. The Eagles have four wins by eight points or fewer.

Next: at Goodland (1-6)

Others Considered: Cheney (6-1), Columbus (7-0), Hesston (6-1), Holton (5-2), Jefferson West (6-1), Perry-Lecompton (4-3), Prairie View (7-0), Sabetha (5-2), Scott City (5-1), Topeka Hayden (6-1), Wamego (6-1), Wichita Collegiate (5-2)

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