Class 4A Rankings

#1 Bishop Miege (4-0)
Last: shut out St. James Academy, 45-0

Bishop Miege rolled to its 29th straight victory with a 45-0 shutout of St. James Academy. The Stags were led on the ground by junior Deaunte Parker's 98 yards on 13 carries. Parker scored a pair of touchdowns, as did classmate Brison Cobbins who finished with 63 yards rushing on five carries. Quarterback Sam Pedrotti passed for 132 yards, while sophomore QB Timothy Dorsey threw for 154 yards. Phillippe Wesley caught four passes for 98 yards. The Stags get a big test next week against Missouri-power Rockhurst.

Next: vs. Rockhurst (Mo) (4-1)
#2 McPherson (4-0)
Last: blasted Abilene, 62-6

McPherson scored 34 points in the first quarter of Friday's 62-6 rout of Abilene. Jace Kinnamon opened the scoring with an 81-yard touchdown run on the game's first play. Kinnamon finished with 151 yards and five touchdowns. Quarterback Kyler Hoppes rushed for 230 yards and three scores. Hoppes threw two touchdown passes to Gabe Hoover and another to Tayln Huff.

Next: at Buhler (2-2)
#3 Pittsburg (4-0)
Last: beat Fort Scott, 17-14

Caden Bressler connected on a 30-yard field goal with 1:19 remaining as Pittsburg held of rival Fort Scott, 17-14. After a long return by Fort Scott on the ensuing kickoff, the Purple Dragon defense then had to turn away the Tigers late on a fourth down to preserve the victory. The Dragons led 14-0 for much of the game on the strength of two touchdown passes from Ty Roark to Brett Wiemers. Fort Scott scored on a Dalton Colvin touchdown run mid-way through the fourth quarter to pull the Tigers to within 14-8. The Tiger defense then intercepted Roark and Matt Campbell tossed a 30-yard touchdown pass to Ty Gorman to tie the game. Fort Scott couldn’t convert the PAT so the game stayed tied at 14 until Bressler’s field goal.

Next: Saturday at Ulysses (2-2)
#4 Paola (4-0)
Last: beat Spring Hill, 35-0

Paola kept pace with the leaders in Class 4A with a 35-0 road win at Spring Hill. The game was scoreless until mid-way into the third quarter when Garrett Williams scored on a short touchdown for a 7-0 Panther lead. Two minutes later, Paola was in the end zone again on a Brendan Ohlmeier run, and Williams added a 68-yard score to cap a 21-point third quarter. Williams would add a third rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter as the Panthers pulled away.

Next: vs. Baldwin (2-2)
#5 Goddard (4-0)
Last: beat rival Goddard-Eisenhower, 12-3

Goddard scored 10 points in the fourth quarter to top rival Eisenhower, 12-3. The Tigers actually led 3-2 until the fourth quarter. Kyler Semrad tossed a touchdown pass to Carter Morrow for the game's only touchdown. Semrad passed for 139 yards in the game. The Lions managed only 33 rush yards on 28 attempts. The Goddard offense will get another challenge this week when they host Maize. The Eagles have not allowed a point all season.

Next: vs. 5A No. 3 Maize (4-0)

Others Considered: Andover Central (2-2), Basehor-Linwood (3-1), Chanute (3-1), Fort Scott (2-2), KC Piper (3-1), Labette County (3-1), Louisburg (4-0), Mulvane (2-2), Spring Hill (2-2), Wellington (3-1)

Last updated: September 23, 2018 - 11:06 pm