Class 3A Rankings

#1 Nemaha Central (3-0)
Last: beat Holton 30-18

In a key Big Seven matchup, Nemaha Central defeated Holton, 30-18. In the first half, Nemaha Central’s Noe Gauna blocked a punt and returned it for a score. Mitchell Henry had a 47-yard pick-six for a TD. He also had scoring runs of four and 15 yards and finished with 22 carries for 100 yards. The Thunder led 21-0 before Holton cut the margin to 10 points at halftime. Nemaha Central won its 15th straight league contest and had its third straight win versus Holton. The Wildcats outgained the Thunder 265-218. Nemaha Central finished plus-2 in the turnover margin.

Next: at Jefferson West (2-1)
#2 Silver Lake (3-0)
Last: rallied to get by MEL rival St. Marys 27-20

Silver Lake struggled with St. Marys and trailed 20-13 entering the fourth quarter before scoring 14 unanswered to win, 27-20. Silver Lake’s pass defense limited St. Marys to 6 of 16 passing for 80 yards with a 1/3 TD/INT ratio. St. Marys had 38 rushes for 66 yards. Silver Lake had four turnovers, and St. Marys tallied a 57-yard kickoff return, a 48-yard interception return and kicked two fields goals.

Next: vs. Rock Creek (2-1)
#3 Phillipsburg (3-0)
Last: shut out Plainville, 41-0

Phillipsburg delivered its second straight shutout against another Mid-Continent League foe with a 41-0 win against Plainville. Kirk Coomes tallied the first touchdown with a 74-yard run. Phillipsburg led 35-0 at halftime with another Coomes score, a pair of touchdown runs by Treylan Gross and a 67-yard scoring pass from Trey Sides to Trey Thompson. Phillipsburg had 334 total yards, including 144 from Coomes, 105 from Gross on the ground and 99 passing from Sides.

Next: vs. Oakley (1-2)
#4 Conway Springs (3-0)
Last: shut out Douglass 54-0

Conway Springs rolled over Douglass, 54-0, with 20 points in the first quarter and 34 in the second. Conway Springs tallied 575 yards of total offense, including 535 rushing. Trenton Jones tallied 242 yards of offense.

Next: vs. Medicine Lodge (1-2)
#5 Marysville (3-0)
Last: beat Wamego 50-13

Marysville defeated Wamego, 50-13, in a home game in North Central Kansas League play. Marysville won 26-10 last season. The Bulldogs were 1-2 after three contests in 2016. This week, Marysville travels to Concordia in another league game. Concordia is 1-2 but lost two road games by a combined nine points. Last year, Marysville defeated 34-0 to end a six-game losing streak in the series.

Next: at Concordia (1-2)

Others Considered: Chaparral (3-0), Cheney (3-0), Galena (3-0), Garden Plain (3-0), Hesston (2-1), Hoisington (2-1), Lakin (3-0), Marion (3-0), Norton (3-0), Osage City (3-0), Perry-Lecompton (3-0), Riley County (3-0), Sabetha (3-0)

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