Class 5A Rankings

#1 Goddard (3-0)
Last: avoided a letdown with late TD to beat Andover, 21-17

After a huge Week 2 win versus Derby, Goddard narrowly escaped an upset with a 21-17 win against Andover. Goddard standout quarterback Blake Sullivan fumbled twice close to the goal line before he led a game-winning drive. Sullivan had a key 44-yard pass play and a two-yard rushing TD late in the fourth quarter for the win. Goddard recorded 33 rushes for 118 yards. Andover led 10-0 in the second quarter and 10-7 at halftime. Owen Beason had a 64-yard pick-six for the Lions. Sullivan threw for 191 yards and rushed for 97. Ian McSwain sealed the win with an interception.

Next: vs. rival Goddard-Eisenhower (0-3)
#2 St. Thomas Aquinas (2-1)
Last: lost 27-13 to 4A-I top-ranked Bishop Miege

Aquinas fell 27-14 to Bishop Miege in a battle of No. 1-ranked teams in Eastern Kansas League play last week. In the third quarter, Miege quarterback Carter Putz broke open the game with his 93rd career touchdown pass, a Kansas record, on a 98-yard play to sophomore Daniel Jackson. At that point, Miege led by just six points. Aquinas had one drive end on 4th-and-1 inside the Miege 15-yard line. The Saints had a key fumble at the Miege 4-yard line in the fourth quarter that effectively clinched the Miege win.

Next: vs. Blue Valley West (0-3)
#3 Bishop Carroll (3-0)
Last: beat Wichita West 45-14

Bishop Carroll rolled over Wichita West, 45-14, in its home opener. Carroll led 35-0 at halftime and 45-0 at the end of the third quarter. Senior quarterback Braden Howell passed for 224 yards and two scores. West scored both of its touchdowns with a running clock in the fourth quarter.

Next: Thursday at Wichita East (1-2)
#4 St. James Academy (3-0)
Last: defeated Garnder-Edgerton 17-6

St. James defeated Gardner-Edgerton, 17-6, and stayed undefeated. St. James led 14-0 at halftime. Connor Weltmer had 51 rushing and 52 receiving yards. Senior running back Jack Petz had just 24 rushing yards, but senior Luke Heller completed 4 of 10 passes for 119 yards and a touchdown. Sophomore Jack Moellers completed 4 of 9 passes for 68 yards with a TD pass. The Thunder have outscored teams 100-53 and only trail Bishop Miege (24 points allowed) in scoring defense among Eastern Kansas League teams.

Next: at Blue Valley Northwest (1-2)
#5 Mill Valley (2-1)
Last: beat Blue Valley Southwest 51-26

Mill Valley defeated Blue Valley Southwest, 51-26. Last year, Mill Valley beat Southwest, 55-24. Senior Brody Flaming completed 19 of 30 passes for 410 yards with a 6/2 TD/INT ratio. Flaming rushed 12 times for 72 yards and a score. Junior Logan Talley hauled in nine catches for 194 yards and three TDs. The Jaguars are at Blue Valley this week in a key Eastern Kansas League matchup.

Next: at 6A No. 5 Blue Valley (2-1)

Others Considered: Kapaun Mt. Carmel (3-0), KC Schlagle (3-0), Pittsburg (2-1), Shawnee Heights (3-0), Topeka Seaman (3-0), Valley Center (3-0), Wichita Heights (1-2)

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