Class 5A Rankings

#1 Mill Valley (9-4)
Last: won a second consecutive 5A title with a 35-34 win over Goddard in double overtime

Mill Valley delivered its second straight Class 5A crown with a 35-34 double overtime win against Goddard. The Jaguars went 12-1 and was widely considered Kansas’ best team last year. This fall, Mill Valley lost four straight contests against strong Eastern Kansas League squads and then won six straight to finish the fall. Goddard fumbled just short of the goal line in overtime and missed an extra point in double overtime. Brody Flaming capped a great season with 16 of 29 passing for 200 yards with five touchdowns against one interception. He also rushed 27 times for 122 yards.

Next: Season complete
#2 Goddard (11-2)
Last: fell 35-34 in double overtime to Mill Valley in the 5A championship game

Goddard lost, 35-34, to Mill Valley in double overtime. The Lions scored a touchdown with a two-point conversion with about four minutes left in regulation. Then, Goddard stopped Mill Valley on its first possession of overtime. On the Lions’ first possession, the Lions’ Kody Gonzalez fumbled just short of the goal line. On the previous play, Goddard’s Blake Sullivan’s forward progress was deemed just short of the end zone. At the start of double overtime, Goddard scored on a 15-yard pass from Sullivan to Jordan Cooke, but then missed the extra point. The Lions had two opportunities because of a Jaguar penalty but hit the first one off the upright and then missed the second one. Gonzalez had 25 carries for 188 yards for two scores, while Blake Sullivan had 31 carries for 150 yards and passed for 79 yards. Sullivan rushed for two scores and passed for one. Goddard finished 11-2 and played in its second state title game, first since 1988.

Next: Season complete
#3 St. Thomas Aquinas (8-4)
Last: did not play

Season ended with a 14-13 loss to Mill Valley in the state semifinals.

Next: Season complete
#4 Wichita Heights (9-2)
Last: did not play

Season ended with a 28-14 loss to Goddard in the 5A quarterfinals.

Next: Season complete
#5 Great Bend (10-2)
Last: did not play

Season ended with a 50-21 loss to Goddard in the state semifinals.

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Others Considered: Bishop Carroll (7-3), KC Schlagle (8-2), Maize (7-3), Mill Valley (6-4), St. James Academy (6-5), Topeka Seaman (8-3), Valley Center (9-2)

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