Class 3A Rankings

#1 Andale (8-0)
Last: beat Clearwater, 55-6

Andale continued to roll and allowed its first points since Week 1 with a 55-6 road win versus Clearwater. The Indians have allowed just 20 points this year and have beaten every team by at least 28 points. That includes Mulvane and Wellington – road wins back in Weeks 1 and 2 – squads that are now 11-1 when they don’t play the Indians. Andale has outscored opponents, 363-20, and leads 3A in scoring offense and defense.

Next: at Cheney (2-5)
#2 Sabetha (8-0)
Last: shut out Wamego, 56-0

Sabetha has clinched District 4 and remains undefeated with a 56-0 home win versus Wamego. The Bluejays have back-to-back shutouts and have permitted just 19 points in the last month. Overall, Sabetha has three shutouts. Last year, Sabetha posted two shutouts in a 13-1 season that ended a 3A state title.

Next: at Royal Valley (2-5)
#3 Scott City (8-0)
Last: beat previously-undefeated Colby, 35-12

Scott City held off Colby, 35-12, in a battle of unbeaten teams and claimed the GWAC title. Colby kept it close until the fourth quarter, but Scott City’s overall talent and a key fourth down call eventually led to victory. Wyatt Hayes had 32 carries for 155 yards and three scores, along with a key defensive interception that led to a running touchdown by him on the next play. Parker Gooden tossed two touchdown passes and accounted for 180 yards of offense. Marshall Faurot had a touchdown catch and a key touchdown-saving tackle on Colby standout Jordan Schippers, who had a solid game. Schippers has led Colby to its best start since 1990.

Next: at Concordia (3-4)
#4 Pratt (8-0)
Last: beat Holcomb, 51-15

Pratt knocked off Holcomb, 51-15, a squad that won the Class 4A, Division II championship last fall. The Greenbacks had lost to Holcomb in district play last season. In ’16, Pratt beat Holcomb in the regular season and then again in sub-state. The Longhorns had to replace virtually all of its offensive skill players this year. Pratt’s Travis Theis completed 4 of 4 passes for 133 yards with a 2/0 TD/INT ratio. He rushed 15 times for 169 yards and four scores.

Next: at Nickerson (2-5)
#5 Galena (8-0)
Last: shut out Columbus, 38-0

Galena pitched its second straight shutout and third in four games with a 38-0 home win versus Columbus. The Bulldogs have captured 19 straight regular season victories dating back to a 36-35 road loss to Columbus in Week 6 of the 2016 season. Galena is No. 2 in scoring offense with 326 points and No. 4 in scoring defense with just 46 points allowed. The Bulldogs are just one of six undefeated teams left in 3A. Galena has a big game at surprising Parsons this week to decide the District 1 title.

Next: at Parsons (6-1)

Others Considered: Chapman (6-1), Colby (6-1), Marysville (5-2), Parsons (6-1), Perry-Lecompton (5-2), Prairie View (6-1), Smoky Valley (7-0), Topeka Hayden (5-2)

Last updated: October 15, 2018 - 12:45 am