Class 3A Rankings

#1 Phillipsburg (12-1)
Last: blasted Hesston, 47-7

John Gower capped Phillipsburg’s first three drives with short touchdown runs as the Panthers took control early in blowing out Hesston, 47-7. Gower rushed for 116 yards to go with his three scores, while Treylan Gross and Kirk Coomes also topped the 100-yard mark. Gross led Phillipsburg with 152 yards and Coomes contributed 103 yards on 16 attempts. The Panthers rushed for more than 430 yards in the win. Freshman Ty Sides, filling in for his injured older btother Trey, completed both of his passes for 41 yards and a touchdown. The Swathers ended Phillipsburg’s season 38-26 last year.

Next: vs. No. 3 Marysville (11-1)
#2 Silver Lake (12-1)
Last: won at Galena, 13-6

Silver Lake scored two first-quarter touchdowns and made them stand up in a 13-6 win at Abbey Field in Galena. Josh Boyd scored on a 1-yard run and Mason Griffin tossed a touchdown pass to Keenan Baird for a 13-0 lead. Galena scored on the final play of the first half on a touchdown pass from JC Shelton to Garrett Hall.

Next: vs. No. 4 Sabetha (11-1)
#3 Marysville (12-1)
Last: defeated Cheney 42-25 on Saturday

Marysville quarterback Jack Blumer threw two second-quarter touchdown passes to Jacob Backus to turn a 13-8 deficit in to a 24-13 lead and propel the Bulldogs to a 42-25 victory over Cheney. Blumer passed for 223 yards and the two scores to Backus who had 105 receiving yards. Atreyau Hornbeak rushed for 112 yards and three touchdowns to pace the Bulldog ground game.

Next: at No. 1 Phillipsburg (12-0)
#4 Sabetha (12-1)
Last: defeated Osage City 56-13

Sabetha rushed for more than 600 yards in rolling into the state semifinals with a 56-13 victory over Osage City. The Blue Jays forced five Osage City turnovers and pulled away with a 35-0 stretch in the second and third quarters to lead 42-7. Gabe Garber rushed for two scores and threw a touchdown pass to Brandon Brownlee. Joe Gruber led the Blue Jays with 164 rushing yards.

Next: at No. 2 Silver Lake (12-0)
#5 Galena (11-1)
Last: lost 13-6 to No. 2 Silver Lake

A pair of early touchdowns turned out to be too much to overcome for Galena in a 13-6 loss to Silver Lake. The Bulldogs got on the board on the final play of the first half on a touchdown pass from JC Shelton to Garrett Hall. Shelton led Galena with 58 rushing yards and 101 passing yards. Hall caught seven passes for 81 yards.

Next: season complete

Others Considered: Caney Valley (8-3), Cheney (9-2), Conway Springs (10-1), Garden Plain (7-2), Hesston (8-4), Hoisington (7-4), Larned (6-5), Nemaha Central (10-1), Osage City (9-2), Perry-Lecompton (7-4), Wellsville (9-2)

Last updated: November 13, 2017 - 12:08 am