Class 6A Rankings

#1 Derby (8-0)
Last: Won 56-7 @ Salina South

Derby scored 21 points in each of the second and third quarters to blow out Salina South, 56-7. Dan Dawdy passed for 197 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Panthers. Kenyon Tabor hauled in six receptions for 155 yards and two scores. Brody Kooser rushed for 98 yards and two touchdowns, while Dawdy added 91 yards and another score.

Next: vs. Haysville Campus (3-4)
#2 Blue Valley (8-0)
Last: Won 42-7 @ Blue Valley Northwest

Blue Valley scored 14 points late in the third quarter to pull away from the Huskies. The Tigers held Northwest out of the end zone on four consecutive plays from the 1-yard line in the third quarter to preserve a 21-7 lead. The Tigers later extended their lead to 28-7 on a Matt Dercher to Harrison Van Dyne touchdown connection; their second of the game. Brody Jacobsen then returned a Northwest interception for a touchdown for a 35-7 lead after three quarters. Dercher passed for 252 yards and three touchdowns with Van Dyne catching three for 116 and two scores. William Evans rushed for 75 yards, two touchdowns, and hauled in a 32-yard touchdown pass.

Next: vs. 5A No. 5 St. Thomas Aquinas (5-2)
#3 Shawnee Mission East (7-1)
Last: Won 48-26 @ Lawrence

Shawnee Mission East scored a pair of late touchdowns in the second quarter to build a 35-12 halftime lead en route to a 48-26 victory at Lawrence. The Lions pulled to within 21-12 with 3:00 left in the half, but East's Nigil Houston broke an 80-yard touchdown run on the first play of the ensuing drive for a 27-12 lead. Luke Kaiser then hit Trevor Thompson on a touchdown pass with five seconds remaining in the half. Houston carried six times for 180 yards and two touchdowns while Eli Kurlbaum rushed for 97 yards and three scores. Kaiser threw two touchdown passes to Thompson. Lawrence's Trey Moore rushed for 217 and two scores on 22 carries.

Next: @ Shawnee Mission West (5-2)
#4 Manhattan (8-0)
Last: Won 48-0 vs. Emporia

Chance Andrade started the scoring for Manhattan by returning a blocked Emporia field goal for a touchdown late in the first quarter. The offense took over from there behind quarterback Ian Trapp. Trapp rushed for 99 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Indians. He also passed for 102 yards and another score to Jonathan Taylor.

Next: vs. Blue Valley Northwest (2-5)
#5 Garden City (8-0)
Last: Won 36-13 @ Dodge City

Garden City reclaimed the Hatchet by defeating Dodge City 36-13. Garden City led 13-0 lead before Dodge City answered with a touchdown to pull within 13-7 late in the second quarter. But the Buffs quickly drove the field and quarterback Jesse Nunez scored from a yard out for a 20-7 halftime lead. Garden City expanded its lead to 26-7 after Nunez hit Zeke Herrera on a 50-yard touchdown pass. Herrera later added a field goal to stretch the lead to 29-10 in the fourth quarter. Peyton Hill added his third touchdown run of the game with just over a minute left to complete the scoring. Hill and Nunez each topped the 100-yard rushing mark in the game.

Next: @ 5A No. 1 Great Bend (7-0)

Others Considered: Blue Valley North (4-3), Hutchinson (6-1), Junction City (6-1), Lawrence (5-2), Lawrence Free State (5-2), Shawnee Mission West (5-2)

Last updated: October 16, 2016 - 09:56 pm