Class 5A Rankings

#1 Mill Valley (3-1)
Last: Lost 45-28 vs. 6A No. 2 Blue Valley

The game featured four lead changes in the first half before Blue Valley scored 28 unanswered points and Mill Valley fell, 45-28. Brody Flaming threw two early scores to Ben Hartman. Mill Valley lost to a Kansas team for the first time since 2014. Mill Valley was 15-1 since the start of the ’15 year before the loss to the Tigers.

Next: @ No. 5 St. Thomas Aquinas
#2 Wichita Heights (4-0)
Last: Won 41-6 @ Wichita Southeast

Wichita Heights, in a stretch of its second of three straight road games, rolled over Wichita Southeast, 41-6, in City League play. The Falcons won their first three games by 20 points. This week, Heights is the designated road team at North, but the game will be played at Heights. The Falcons lost three times in the City League last season with losses to South, Carroll and Kapaun, but Heights is the only unbeaten team in the league this year. South and Heights, which play each other in Week 8, are the lone City League squads without a league defeat.

Next: @ Wichita North (0-4)
#3 Great Bend (4-0)
Last: Won 34-27 vs. Dodge City

Great Bend rallied from a two-score deficit and defeated Dodge City, 34-27, to win a Western Athletic Conference contest on Homecoming night. The Panthers trailed 24-14 after Dodge City scored with 9:33 left in the third quarter. Then, Panther standout quarterback Jacob Murray directed three straight touchdown drives. Dodge City, which won the WAC last season, defeated Great Bend, 51-7, in 2015. Murray tallied 415 total yards, including 217 rushing, and accounted for all five scores. Dodge City had 56 carries for 330 yards.

Next: @ Wichita West (0-4)
#4 Bishop Carroll (3-1)
Last: Won 45-0 vs. Wichita East

Carroll had no trouble with Wichita East in a 45-0 victory. This week, Carroll starts a challenging three-game stretch that goes home versus Derby, at Wichita South (3-1) and then home versus Heights (4-0). The latter two games will likely decide the City League crown. This week, the Derby/Carroll matchup came in part from the 5A/6A postseason change this season that eliminated district play.

Next: vs. 6A No. 1 Derby (4-0)
#5 St. Thomas Aquinas (3-1)
Last: Won 35-7 @ Blue Valley West

St. Thomas Aquinas bounced back from a 27-point loss at Bishop Miege and won at Blue Valley West, 35-7. The Saints built a 21-0 halftime lead in winning the Thursday night game. Will Swanson and Matthew Roberts each rushed for a pair of touchdowns for the Saints. Aquinas will play host to Mill Valley in Eastern Kansas League play this Friday. Last season, Aquinas lost 38-20 to Mill Valley in the season opener, and then 45-28 in the playoffs. In 2014, the Saints won at Mill Valley, 34-24.

Next: vs. No. 1 Mill Valley (3-1)

Others Considered: Goddard (3-1), Pittsburg (2-2), Topeka Seaman (4-0), Valley Center (4-0)

Last updated: September 25, 2016 - 09:37 pm