Class 5A Rankings

#1 St. Thomas Aquinas (7-0)
Last: beat 4A No. 1 Bishop Miege, 45-32

St. Thomas Aquinas captured its 19th straight contest with a 45-32 victory versus Bishop Miege in Eastern Kansas League play. Aquinas is ranked first in 5A, and Miege is first in 4A. Aquinas defeated Miege for the second straight year. Miege led 13-0 early before Aquinas scored 21 straight points. Aquinas led 24-20 after a late first half field goal. Aquinas and Miege continued to match each other for scores, but the Saints always held the lead. Tank Young, a 2,000-yard rusher last year, had 52 carries for 303 yards and three touchdowns in an incredible effort.

Next: does not play
#2 Wichita Northwest (7-0)
Last: won at Wichita Heights, 79-0

Wichita Northwest continued its dominating season with a 79-0 victory versus Wichita Heights. Northwest leads 5A with just 41 points allowed (5.9 per game) after it allowed 29 points a contest last year. Northwest has not allowed a touchdown in three weeks. Heights had won three straight contests, albeit against weaker foes, and had scored 169 points combined in those victories. Northwest named Cameron Atencio its overall player of the game, while Jacob Amy took offensive honors, Zac Daher on defense and Zach Morford on special teams. Northwest led 41-0 after the first quarter. Reagan Jones rushed for four touchdowns, and Jamar Martin added three scores in the victory.

Next: vs. Wichita Southeast (3-4)
#3 Maize (7-0)
Last: beat Salina Central 26-8 on Thursday night

Maize pulled away in the second half and won 26-8 at Salina Central, a game the Eagles led 3-0 at halftime. Maize will have Derby in a huge matchup this week, the only regular season loss the Eagles have had in the last two years. Salina Central had won four straight games and kept the Eagles to their closest margin of victory this year. Maize had a third quarter touchdown and outscored the Mustangs 16-8, in the fourth. Maize held a 277-276 edge in total yards. Camden Jurgensen completed 16 of 22 passes for 148 yards with a pair of touchdowns. Caden Cox finished with 24 carries for 85 yards and a score.

Next: at 6A No. 1 Derby (7-0)
#4 Bishop Carroll (5-2)
Last: beat Wichita North 47-6 on Thursday night

Bishop Carroll rolled over Wichita North, 47-6. North has lost 14 straight contests. Carroll has won three straight games, although the first two by 14 and 10 points.

Next: at Wichita South (3-4)
#5 De Soto (7-0)
Last: blasted Shawnee Heights, 59-14

De Soto remained perfect at 7-0 with a 59-14 home win versus Shawnee Heights. The Wildcats won the United Kansas Conference. De Soto ran for 349 yards and passed for 65 yards. Tyson Priddy took the opening kickoff 93 yards for a score. The Wildcats led 21-0 with 4:40 left in the first quarter. De Soto had five players with between 56 and 82 yards. De Soto will likely get its best test of the season at home this week versus Pittsburg.

Next: vs. Pittsburg (4-3)

Others Considered: Emporia (4-3), KC Washington (5-2), Maize South (7-0), Mill Valley (4-3), Olathe West (4-3), St. James Academy (4-3)

Last updated: October 20, 2019 - 11:01 pm