Class 6A Rankings

#1 Blue Valley North (9-4)
Last: beat Derby 49-42 to win the Class 6A state championship

Graham Mertz's 15-yard touchdown run with :57 seconds remaining propelled Blue Valley North to a 49-42 victory over Derby and the schools' first ever state football championship. Mertz completed 24 of 30 passes for 462 yards and four touchdowns and added 36 yards rushing and the game-winniner score. Dylan Freberg caught nine passes for 222 yards, while Nijel Roberts caught eight passes for 188 yards and three scores. Read the full recap at Kpreps.com: Blue Valley North outlasts Derby to claim first title

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#2 Derby (11-2)
Last: fell 49-42 to Blue Valley North in the 6A state title game

Graham Mertz's 15-yard touchdown run with :57 seconds remaining propelled Blue Valley North to a 49-42 victory over Derby and the schools' first ever state football championship. Derby had success on the ground as Hunter Igo rushed for 175 yards and a score, while Brody Kooser rushed for 123 yards and four touchdowns. But in the end it was Mertz's day as the junior quarterback completed 24 of 30 passes for 462 yards and four touchdowns. Read the full recap at Kpreps.com: Blue Valley North outlasts Derby to claim first title

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#3 Lawrence Free State (10-1)
Last: did not play

Free State's season ended with a 55-49 overtime loss to Derby in the 6A state quarterfinals.

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#4 Wichita Northwest (10-2)
Last: did not play

Season ended with a 53-41 loss to Derby in the Class 6A state semifinals.

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#5 Blue Valley (8-4)
Last: did not play

Season ended with a 44-37, double-overtime loss to Blue Valley North in the Class 6A state semifinals.

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Others Considered: Garden City (8-3), Manhattan (8-2), Olathe East (5-5), Olathe North (7-4), Shawnee Mission East (9-2), Topeka High (8-2)

Last updated: November 26, 2017 - 11:58 pm