Class 4A-I Rankings

#1 Bishop Miege (3-0)
Last: Won 24-6 @ Blue Valley North

After defeating a pair of Class 6A schools in the first two weeks, the Stags topped St. Thomas Aquinas, which was ranked atop Class 5A. Bishop Miege quarterback Carter Putz passed for 230 yards and a touchdown, surpassing the previous state record of 92 career touchdown passes. The record-breaking TD was a 98-yarder as Putz connected with Daniel Jackson, who finished with four receptions for 186 yards.

Next: vs. Blue Valley West
#2 Maize South (3-0)
Last: Lost 21-14 @ Buhler

The Mavericks boast one of the best defenses in the state as they have outscored their opponents 114-0 in three games. Maize South had little problem with KC Washington, taking a 35-0 lead by the end of the first quarter. KC Washington doesn’t have a lot of offensive firepower as it has scored only 20 points in three games combined. However, the Mavericks have also shut out McPherson, which has scored no fewer than 33 points in its other two games.

Next: @ Mulvane
#3 De Soto (3-0)
Last: Won 28-7 @ Paola

The Wildcats executed a dominant performance during a shutout win over Frontier League foe Louisburg. It was De Soto’s second consecutive shutout. In the past three games, the Wildcats have outscored their opponents by a combined score of 107-8. Against Louisburg, De Soto quarterback Bryce Mohl rushed for two touchdowns and passed for another.

Next: vs. Nevada (Mo.)
#4 McPherson (2-1)
Last: Won 41-0 vs. Augusta

After playing ranked opponents in their first two games, the Bullpups posted a lopsided win over Winfield. McPherson took control early, leading 26-0 at halftime and 38-0 at the end of the third quarter. Ben Nikkel rushed for a pair of touchdowns in the win.

Next: vs. Towanda-Circle
#5 Buhler (2-1)
Last: Won 21-14 vs. Maize South

In one of the top matchups of the week, the Crusaders earned an impressive victory over 4A Division II’s Wichita Collegiate. Dalton Brown rushed for 305 yards and four touchdowns. As a team, the Crusaders gained nearly 500 yards on the ground.

Next: @ Winfield

Others Considered: Andale (3-0), Augusta (3-0), Basehor-Linwood (3-0), Fort Scott (3-0), Mulvane (2-1), Paola (3-0), Tonganoxie (3-0), Wellington (3-0)

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