Class 5A Rankings

#1 Bishop Carroll (3-0)
Last: handled rival Kapaun Mt. Carmel 49-7

Denzel Goolsby rushed for 187 yards and four touchdowns as the top-ranked Golden Eagles routed Kapaun 49-7. Goolsby scored three touchdowns in the first quarter as Carroll built an insurmountable 35-0 halftime lead. Carroll quarterback Colton Howell passed for 167 yards and a pair of touchowns. The Eagle defense held Kapaun to only 33 rushing yards on 30 attempts.

Next: vs. No. 2 Wichita Heights (3-0)
#2 Wichita Heights (3-0)
Last: rallied to win at Dodge City, 26-21

The Falcons trailed 21-13 at Dodge City before Tre King pulled Heights to within 21-19 with a touchdown mid-way through the fourth quarter. King came through again late in the game with a three-yard touchdown run with about 30 seconds remaining to propel the Falcons to a 26-21 win. Garrett Haskins connected with Arie Johnson on two first-half touchdown passes for the Falcons' other scores.

Next: at No.1 Bishop Carroll (3-0)
#3 Salina South (3-0)
Last: won at Hutchinson 27-21

Salina South built a 21-9 halftime lead before holding off Hutchinson 27-21. DeAngelo Turner scored from two yards out in the fourth quarter to extend the Cougar lead to 27-15, and the Salthawks could get no closer after a touchdown with just over a minute remaining. Dalton Wassenberg passed for 111 yards and a touchdown and rushed for another score.

Next: vs. Goddard (1-2)
#4 St. Thomas Aquinas (3-0)
Last: beat Blue Valley Northwest 35-7

Aquinas jumps into the rankings after an impressive defensive performance against an explosive Blue Valley Northwest offense. The Saints defense held standout Husky running back Miles Alexander to around 30 yards rushing on the night. James Cosentino rushed for 155 yards in the win for Aquinas.

Next: vs. 4A-I No. 1 Bishop Miege (3-0)
#5 Pittsburg (3-0)
Last: shutout rival Fort Scott 41-0

Pittsburg used a huge special teams play to get started and blanked rival Fort Scott 41-0. The Tigers drove deep into Pittsburg territory early, but a 21-yard field goal attempt was block and returned 90 yards for a Purple Dragon touchdown by Elijah Harris. Pittsburg standout Alex Barnes rushed 20 times for 179 yards and two touchdowns. The Dragon defense also returned an interception for a touchdown in the game.

Next: at Chanute (1-2)

Others Considered: Blue Valley West, Blue Valley Southwest, Maize

Last updated: September 22, 2014 - 05:41 pm