Class 6A Rankings

#1 Derby (0-0)
Last: won the 6A title for the second time in three years with a 27-14 victory over Blue Valley

Derby won a second 6A state title in the last three seasons with a 27-14 win over Blue Valley. Senior quarterback Brady Rust rushed 33 times for 309 yards and two touchdowns, and tossed touchdown passes to Kenyon Tabor and Kaleb Kelley. Derby scored in each quarter despite a frozen, icy field at Welch Stadium in Emporia. Rust passed for 97 yards as Tabor caught four passes for 56 yards to lead the Panthers.

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#2 Blue Valley (0-0)
Last: fell 27-14 to Derby in the Class 6A title game

Playing in the schools' fifth state title game in the past ten seasons, Blue Valley took an early 7-0 lead on Derby with a 5-yard touchdown run by Colton McCumber. But the Tigers could not slow down Derby QB Brady Rust who rushed for more than 300 yards in a 27-14 Panther win. McCumber tossed a 21-yard touchdown pass to Taylor DeBey in the fourth quarter to pull the Tigers to within 20-14, but Rust added his second touchdown run to put the Panthers up two scores. McCumber led Blue Valley with 58 rushing yards and passed for 73 more yards.

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#3 Olathe North (0-0)
Last: did not play

season ended with a 43-19 loss to Blue Valley in the sub-state semifinals

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#4 Lawrence Free State (0-0)
Last: did not play

season ended with a 35-14 loss at Derby in the sub-state semifinals

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#5 Shawnee Mission East (0-0)
Last: did not play

season ended with a 44-30 loss to Olathe North in the state quarterfinals

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Others Considered: Blue Valley North (8-2), Garden City (7-2), Junction City (10-1), Lawrence (10-1), Shawnee Mission West (7-3), Topeka High (8-2), Wichita Northwest (10-1)

Last updated: August 18, 2016 - 08:17 pm