Class 5A Rankings

#1 St. Thomas Aquinas (12-0)
Last: defeated Wichita Northwest 49-28 to win the 5A state championship

St. Thomas Aquinas captured the schools' first state football championship with a 49-28 victory over Wichita Northwest. The Saints scored 21 points in the first quarter and scored twice in the third quarter to lead 35-0. Northwest pulled to within 14 points twice, but the Saints had an answer each time. Tyron "Tank" Young rushed for 329 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Aquinas ground game. Read the full recap at Kpreps.com: Aquinas runs past Northwest to capture first state title

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#2 Wichita Northwest (12-1)
Last: lost 49-28 to St. Thomas Aquinas in the 5A state championship

Northwest fell behind 35 points in its first state title game appearance since 1996, but Steve Martin's Grizzlies scored three consecutive touchdowns to pull within 14 points. Each time the Grizzlies got close, Aquinas would answer in eventually winning, 49-28. The explosive Northwest rushing attack that averaged 410 yards per game this season was slowed to 110 yards in the game. Senior standout Breece Hall managed only 28 yards rushing, but had three catches for 189 yards and scored three total touchdowns. Read the full recap at Kpreps.com: Aquinas runs past Northwest to capture first state title

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#3 Maize (10-2)
Last: did not play

Season ended with a 67-60 loss to Wichita Northwest in the state semifinals.

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#4 Bishop Carroll (8-3)
Last: did not play

Season ended with an 84-67 loss to Wichita Northwest in the state quarterfinals.

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#5 Mill Valley (7-4)
Last: did not play

Season ended with a 30-7 loss to St. Thomas Aquinas in the state quarterfinals.

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Others Considered: De Soto (8-3), Emporia (5-5), Great Bend (8-3), Kapaun Mt. Carmel (7-3), Maize South (6-4), Olathe West (5-7), Salina Central (7-3)

Last updated: November 25, 2018 - 11:21 pm