Class 8M-II Rankings

#1 Hanover (12-0)
Last: won at Caldwell, 58-12

Hanover got a challenge from Caldwell in the first half, but eventually pulled away for a 58-12 win. The two teams were tied at 6-6 much of the first half before Caldwell took a 12-6 lead with under five minutes to go before halftime. Hanover took a 14-12 lead and eventually pulled away in the second half for their 23rd consecutive victory. Daiken Stallbaumer and Carter Bruna each scored a pair of touchdowns for the Wildcats.

Next: vs. No. 2 Pike Valley (11-0)
#2 Pike Valley (11-1)
Last: shut out Hutchinson Central Christian, 52-0

Pike Valley completely shut down the state's top scoring offense in a 52-0 victory over Hutchinson Central Christian. Central Christian entered the game averaging 70.4 points per game. Cole Strickler and Davante Hammer combined for six touchdowns to lead the Panthers.

Next: at No. 1 Hanover (11-0)
#3 Otis-Bison (10-2)
Last: beat Ingalls 60-14

Otis-Bison exploded on offense and rolled past Ingalls. The Cougars built a 20-0 first quarter lead after two Anton Foust touchdown passes to Maitland Wiltse and Bevan Gradig. Foust added a touchdown run and another scoring connection with Wiltse. Daniel Scott led the Cougars with 221 rushing yards and four scores.

Next: at No. 4 Hodgeman County (9-2)
#4 Hodgeman County (10-2)
Last: beat South Barber 52-6

Hodgeman County raced out to a 30-0 first-quarter lead to put away South Barber en route to a 52-6 halftime victory. Jacob Salmans, Eli Salmans, and Trevor Morgan each rushed for two touchdowns to lead the Longhorns. Aaron Sherrill had two interceptions including one returned for a touchdown.

Next: vs. No. 3 Otis-Bison (10-1)
#5 Mankato-Rock Hills (8-2)
Last: did not play

Season ended with a 64-32 loss to Hanover in the first round of the playoffs.

Next: season complete

Others Considered: Caldwell (9-2), Dighton (6-3), Hutchinson Central Christian (10-1), Ingalls (7-3), Northern Valley (7-3), Pleasanton (6-4), South Barber (9-2), Sylvan-Lucas (8-2), Waverly (8-2)

Last updated: November 13, 2017 - 12:08 am