Class 8M-I Rankings

#1 Central Plains (8-0)
Last: blanked Moundridge, 52-0

Central Plains had its fifth straight shutout against a solid Moundridge team with a 52-0 victory. Myles Menges completed all five of his passes for 109 yards, including touchdowns to Jerred Bieberle and Brett Liebl. Lawson Oeser led the ground game with 91 yards and two scores. The Oilers have won 15 straight regular season games. Central Plains has allowed just 22 points, easily the best in the classification. The Oilers have scored 334 points.

Next: at Macksville (4-3)
#2 Hodgeman County (7-1)
Last: beat traditional power Spearville, 54-8

Hodgeman County defeated rival Spearville, 54-8, and ended a four-game losing streak versus the rival Lancers. Hodgeman County scored three times in the second quarter and built a 32-8 halftime lead. Isaac Salmans completed 4 of 4 for 124 yards and two scores. He rushed for 141 yards and four scores, while his brother Eli had 96 yards and a touchdown.

Next: at Ness City (5-2)
#3 Clifton-Clyde (8-0)
Last: rolled to a 52-6 win over Washington County

Clifton-Clyde easily beat Washington County, 52-6, and has clinched District 7. The Eagles led 38-6 at halftime thanks to touchdowns by Drake Steinbrock and Christian Seifert in the second quarter. Clifton-Clyde, Central Plains, Hodgeman County, St. Francis and Madison are the only undefeated teams in the classification. The Eagles lead the classification with 394 points and are tied for second with just 70 points allowed.

Next: at Lincoln (2-5)
#4 St. Francis (8-0)
Last: blasted WaKeeney-Trego, 64-14

St. Francis won at WaKeeney-Trego, 64-14, and has clinched District 8. St. Francis scored at least 44 points in the last five contests. The Indians have won nine straight regular season games.

Next: vs. Atwood-Rawlins Co. (1-6) in the battle for the Yoke
#5 South Central (7-1)
Last: shut out Oxford, 52-0

South Central rolled over Oxford, 52-0, has won a tightly packed District 2. Against the No. 9 SOS in the classification, South Central has permitted just 70 points, tied for second-best in Division I, according to Prep Power Index. The T-Woves are 4-0 in district, while Caldwell, Medicine Lodge, Argonia-Attica and Udall are all 2-2.

Next: vs. Argonia-Attica (5-2)

Others Considered: Argonia-Attica (5-2), Burlingame (6-1), Caldwell (5-2), Canton-Galva (6-1), Hoxie (6-1), Leoti-Wichita Co. (5-2), Little River (6-1), Madison (7-0), Maranatha Academy (5-2), Ness City (5-2), Sedan (6-1), Solomon (6-1), Spearville (5-2), Victoria (5-2), Udall (5-2)

Last updated: October 15, 2018 - 12:45 am