Class 4A-I Rankings

#1 Bishop Miege (12-1)
Last: won the 4A-I state championship with a 53-21 win over Buhler

Bishop Miege rolled over Buhler, 53-21, and captured its third straight state championship. Miege has lost just two times in those three years, both to Eastern Kansas League foe Blue Valley, the two-time Class 6A runner-up. Miege led 32-0 at halftime. Junior quarterback Carter Putz threw for 331 yards and five scores, while Missouri commit Jafar Armstrong caught eight passes for 219 yards and three TDs. Armstrong broke the Kansas 11-man record for career receiving touchdowns with 45, while Putz set a new single season mark for 11-man passing TDs with 50 scores. Miege blocked two puts for scores and had eight tackles for loss.

Next: Season complete
#2 Buhler (11-2)
Last: lost 53-21 to Bishop Miege in the 4A-I state championship game

Buhler lost 53-21 to Bishop Miege in the 4A-I state championship. The Crusaders rushed 47 times for 225 yards, much of it late when the game was out of reach. Buhler senior quarterback Ethan White finished 6 of 25 passing for 76 yards. Buhler, down 29-0 late in the second quarter, had a 55-yard drive, but Landry Weber picked off White near the goal line. Standout running back Dalton Brown had 16 carries for 47 yards. Senior fullback Jack Goertzen collected 20 carries for 108 yards. Buhler went 11-2.

Next: Season complete
#3 Basehor-Linwood (11-1)
Last: did not play

Season ended with a 52-0 loss to Bishop Miege in the state semifinals.

Next: Season complete
#4 Maize South (10-2)
Last: did not play

Season ended with a 27-7 loss to Buhler in the state semifinals.

Next: Season complete
#5 McPherson (8-3)
Last: did not play

Season ended with a 35-27 loss to Maize South in the 4A-I quarterfinals.

Next: Season complete

Others Considered: Abilene (7-3), Andale (8-2), Atchison (6-3), De Soto (7-3), Independence (8-2), KC Piper (6-4), Louisburg (8-3), Mulvane (8-3), Ottawa (8-3), Spring Hill (5-4)

Last updated: November 27, 2016 - 10:11 pm