Class 6A Rankings

#1 Shawnee Mission East (3-0)
Last: beat Shawnee Mission South 48-10

The top-ranked Lancers scored 20 points in the first quarter in pulling away from Shawnee Mission South. Quarterback Gunnar Englund hit Jackson Gossick on a 55-yard pass on the first play of the game set up a short Wyatt Edmisten touchdown run. Edminsten scored again later after another long connection from Englund to Alec Dean. Edminsten rushed for nearly 80 yards and added a third touchdown in the second half.

Next: at Shawnee Mission Northwest (1-1)
#2 Olathe North (3-0)
Last: rallied to beat the No. 5 Lawrence Free State 14-7

In a battle of ranked teams from the Sunflower League, No. 2 Olathe North rallied to top No. 5 Lawrence Free State 14-7. Venus Triplett scored on a three-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter to provide the winning points for the Eagles. Triplett rushed for 102 yards on 42 carries for the Eagles. Chaz Burgess came in a quarterback to replace backup Matthew Wright and tossed a touchdown pass to Jeighlon Cornell. Olathe North failed to score twice inside the Free State 5-yard line.

Next: vs. No. 5 Olathe South (2-0)
#3 Blue Valley (2-1)
Last: beat then 5A No. 3 Blue Valley West 30-13

Blue Valley used a stout defense to beat Eastern Kansas League rival Blue Valley West, 30-13. The Tiger defense forced four turnovers, registered seven sacks, and returned an interception for a touchdown. Quarterback Colton McCumber converted an early Jaguar fumble into a touchdown pass to Brandon Huschka. After a West score, Blue Valley built a 27-6 halftime lead after McCumber and A.J. Totta rushed for scores. The Tigers knocked Jaguar quarterback Zev Mallin out of the game in the second quarter.

Next: at 4A-I No. 1 Bishop Miege (2-0)
#4 Topeka High (3-0)
Last: beat Topeka West 76-6

Topeka High scored 55 points in the first half in routing Topeka West 76-6. Alec Beatty completed five of six passes for 167 yards and three touchdowns and added another touchdown run. Mike McCoy led the Trojans with 78 yards on the ground and two touchdowns; he also caught a touchdown pass.

Next: at Topeka Highland Park (1-1)
#5 Olathe South (2-1)
Last: beat rival Olathe East 46-17

Olathe South dominated rival Olathe East 46-17 in a key early-season Sunflower League game. Collin Fischer rushed for a pair of touchdowns to get the Falcon offense rolling. Quarterback Jake Seurer threw two touchdown passes to Coleman Clanton and added a touchdown run.

Next: at No. 2 Olathe North (2-0)

Others Considered: Derby, Dodge City, Lawrence Free State, Junction City, Manhattan

Last updated: September 14, 2014 - 09:34 pm