Class 4A Rankings

#1 Bishop Miege (10-2)
Last: beat top-seed Louisburg 55-21

Miege scored 27 points in the first quarter in rolling past top-seed Louisburg, 55-21. Quarterback Sam Pedrotti completed 12 of 13 passes for 172 yards and three touchdowns, while Brison Cobbins rushed for 81 yards and two scores and also threw a touchdown pass to Phillippe Wesley. Louisburg, which played without injured two-way standout Austin Moore, managed only 68 yards of total offense but scored on a fumble return for a touchdown and a kickoff return for a touchdown.

Next: at No. 5 Basehor-Linwood (10-1)
#2 McPherson (11-1)
Last: beat Arkansas City, 62-28

McPherson rolled over Arkansas City, 62-28, and ended the Bulldogs’ Cinderella run as a double-digit seed through the playoffs. Jace Kinnamon rushed for 227 yards and five touchdowns on the night. Kyler Hoppes passed for 229 yards and threw four touchdowns – three to Gabe Hoover and one to Kinnamon. Hoover had nine catches for 139 yards and the three scores. Cevin Clark passed for 233 yards and two scores, but Ark City rushed for only 32 yards in the game. The Bullpups matched three previous semifinal showings, including last fall, for the best season in school history.

Next: vs. No. 3 Goddard (9-2)
#3 Goddard (10-2)
Last: won at Wellington, 28-14

Goddard defeated Wellington, 28-14. Wellington, a winless season two years ago, finished 8-3 this fall. Wellington led 14-0 and limited Goddard to just four first downs in the first half. Then, Goddard scored four unanswered touchdowns in the second half. The game was tied 14 all when Ben Bannister scored a three-yard touchdown run with 2:05 left in the third quarter. Bannister added a 55-yard touchdown score with 9:35 remaining.

Next: at No. 2 McPherson (11-0)
#4 Pittsburg (8-2)
Last: did not play

Season ended with a 49-20 loss to Bishop Miege in the second round of the 4A playoffs.

Next: season complete
#5 Basehor-Linwood (10-2)
Last: beat Paola, 28-7

Basehor-Linwood built a 21-0 lead in the first half in eliminating Paola, 28-7. Quarterback Dylan Mussett passed for 267 yards and three touchdowns with all three scores going to Jacob Coleman. Coleman caught seven passes for 125 yards on the night. Dylan Donnelly added 95 yards receiving on five catches. Nolan Ford led the ground game with 76 yards rushing.

Next: vs. No. 1 Bishop Miege (9-2)

Others Considered: Fort Scott (7-3), Louisburg (10-1), Paola (9-2), Tonganoxie (7-3), Wellington (8-3)

Last updated: November 12, 2018 - 07:47 am