Class 6A Rankings

#1 Derby (13-0)
Last: defeated Blue Valley 17-14 to win a second consecutive 6A title

Derby captured its second straight and third Class 6A title in four years with a 17-14 last-second win against Blue Valley. It marked the second consecutive season the Panthers defeated Blue Valley for the championship. Blayten Tullis kicked a 21-yard field goal with 27 seconds left to win the game. Derby finished 13-0 for its first undefeated record in school annals and pushed its winning streak to 23 straight contests, the longest current run in Kansas. Derby had three fumbles and finished 4 of 19 on third/fourth down but had two defensive stands when Blue Valley was in the red zone. Quarterback Dan Dawdy completed 19 of 38 passes for 224 yards with two touchdowns against one interception. Kenyon Tabor had nine catches for 129 yards.

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#2 Blue Valley (12-1)
Last: fell 17-14 to Derby in the 6A state championship game

Blue Valley lost, 17-14, to Derby in the Class 6A state championship game. Blue Valley led 14-6 at halftime. Harrison Van Dyne had seven catches for 92 yards and a score, while Matthew Dercher completed 24 of 48 passes for 225 yards with three interceptions. The Tigers finished with just four rushing yards and 229 total yards, just over half its season average. Derby had 350 total yards.

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#3 Shawnee Mission East (10-2)
Last: did not play

Season ended with a 35-34 overtime loss to Blue Valley in the state semifinals.

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#4 Lawrence Free State (9-3)
Last: did not play

Season ended with a 49-21 loss to Derby in the state semifinals.

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#5 Hutchinson (9-2)
Last: did not play

Season ended with a 40-7 loss to Derby in the Class 6A quarterfinals.

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Others Considered: Blue Valley North (7-4), Garden City (9-1), Junction City (8-2), Lawrence (6-4), Manhattan (9-1), Shawnee Mission North (6-5), Shawnee Mission West (6-4), Washburn Rural (7-4), Wichita Northwest (6-4)

Last updated: November 27, 2016 - 10:11 pm