Lawrence Free State Firebirds

Kansas Class 6A
Head Coach: Bob Lisher

Overall Record: 9-3
District Record: 6-2
League Record: 6-0 - Sunflower League
2016 Football Schedule
Date
Opponent
Notes
Result
9/2
L 40-41
9/9
(SM South)
W 38-0
9/16
@ Park Hill (Mo.)
L 21-34
9/23
(SM North)
W 41-7
9/30
W 35-10
10/7
W 35-0
10/14
(ODAC)
W 28-14
10/21
W 56-7
10/28
W 52-14
11/4
(@ Garden City)
W 42-7
11/11
(at Free State)
W 17-14
11/18
(at Derby)
L 21-49
Lawrence Free State News Feed

Kpreps All-State players committing to play in college

Find out where players receiving Kpreps 2016 All-State honors are headed to play at the next level. Help us complete this list, DM us @Kpreps on Twitter, or email matt@kpreps.com. [READ]

Kpreps 2016 Class 6A All-State Team

Kpreps presents the 2016 Class 6A All-State Team. [READ]

Kpreps Helmet Stickers - State Champions

We would like to thank Athletic Strength Institute (ASI) of Lawrence for powering the Kpreps Helmet Stickers feature this fall. Check them out online at AthleticSI.com and follow ASI on Twitter @AthleticSI or Facebook. [READ]

Kpreps Final Rankings - Nov. 28th

Check out the Kpreps final rankings for the 2016 season where five teams highlighted as preseason No. 1 in our poll captured state titles this fall. [READ]

Blue Valley, Derby ready for 6A title rematch

For the second consecutive season, the Derby Panthers (12-0) and the Blue Valley Tigers (12-0) will face off in the Class 6A state championship game in Emporia. Derby won last year's meeting, 27-14. [READ]

Kpreps Rankings - Nov. 21st

It is state championship week! The 11-Man classes will crown their champions this weekend, while the state trophies were hoisted in Newton this past Saturday for both 8-Man classes. [READ]

Kpreps Helmet Stickers - Week 12 (Nov. 20th)

Each Sunday our experts will hand out helmet stickers to a team or individual that delivered the most important performance of the week in their opinion. Powered by Athletic Strength Institute (ASI) of Lawrence! [READ]

Subway Playoff Fresh Take - Friday Nov 18th

On this Friday Playoff edition of the Subway Fresh Take, we’ll recap semifinal playoff action from the 11-Man classes. [READ]

Class 6A Semifinal Preview

Kpreps previews the semifinal match-ups in Class 6A where No. 3 Shawnee Mission East vists No. 2 Blue Valley and top-ranked Derby hosts Lawrence Free State. [READ]

Kpreps Rankings - Nov. 14th

We have reached the state semifinals in the 11-Man classes of Kansas high school football, and the 8-Man classes will play the state title games this week. Let’s take a look at the Kpreps.com rankings for November 14th. [READ]

Kpreps Helmet Stickers - Week 11 (Nov. 13th)

Each Sunday our experts will hand out helmet stickers to a team or individual that delivered the most important performance of the week in their opinion. Powered by Athletic Strength Institute (ASI) of Lawrence! [READ]

Subway Playoff Fresh Take - Friday Nov 11th

On this Friday Playoff edition of the Subway Fresh Take, we recap quarterfinal playoff action from the 11-Man classes as well as the 8-Man state semifinals. [READ]

Class 6A Quarterfinal Preview

Kpreps previews the quarterfinal match-ups in Class 6A where three of the four contests are rematches from earlier in the season. [READ]

Kpreps Rankings - Nov. 7th

We have reached the state quarterfinals in the 11-Man classes of Kansas high school football, and the 8-Man classes will play the semifinals this week. Let’s take a look at the Kpreps.com rankings for November 7th. [READ]

Kpreps Helmet Stickers - Week 10 (Nov.6th)

Each Sunday our experts will hand out helmet stickers to a team or individual that delivered the most important performance of the week in their opinion. Powered by Athletic Strength Institute (ASI) of Lawrence! [READ]

Subway Playoff Fresh Take - Friday Nov 4th

The Friday Playoff edition of the Subway Fresh Take includes our recap of first-round playoff action from Class 6A, 5A, 4A Divisions I & II, and Class 2-1A. [READ]

Friday Playoff Preview: Class 6A

Kpreps.com breaks down Friday's first-round playoff action in Class 6A. . [READ]

Kpreps Helmet Stickers - Week 9

Each Sunday our experts will hand out helmet stickers to a team or individual that delivered the most important performance of the week in their opinion. Powered by Athletic Strength Institute (ASI) of Lawrence! [READ]

Class 6A & 5A Preview - Week 9

Kpreps takes a quick look at each match-up in the Class 6A & 5A first round. [READ]

Around the Classes - Week 8 recap

Kpreps.com takes you Around the Classes as we look at a handful of games in each classification from teams outside our top five rankings. [READ]

Kpreps Helmet Stickers - Week 8

Each Sunday our experts will hand out helmet stickers to a team or individual that delivered the most important performance of the week in their opinion. Powered by Athletic Strength Institute (ASI) of Lawrence! [READ]

Kpreps Game Day - Week 8

In this week's Kpreps Game Day, we break down the race for the league championship in each league/conference in the state. [READ]

The Pick List - Week 7

Each Thursday throughout the regular season, The Pick List will feature six of the best match-ups across the state, and make our predictions on a handful of other games. [READ]

Around the Classes - Week 6 recap

Kpreps.com takes you Around the Classes as we look at a handful of games in each classification from teams outside our top five rankings. [READ]

The Pick List - Week 6

Each Thursday throughout the regular season, The Pick List features six of the best match-ups across the state, and we make our predictions on a handful of other games. [READ]

Player Picks to Click - Week 6

In our Picks to Click, we feature six players from across the state that we feel will have breakout performances on Friday night. [READ]

Around the Classes - Week 4 recap

Kpreps.com takes you Around the Classes as we look at a handful of games in each classification from teams outside our top five rankings. [READ]

Subway Friday Fresh Take - Week 3

Subway sponsors our Friday Fresh Take where we provide a recap of some of the state's most notable games and performances from Friday night's action. [READ]

Kansas vs. Missouri games highlight the Week 3 schedule

This week's high school football schedule features several games between schools from Kansas against schools from Missouri. Highlighting the schedule is the first Sunflower-Suburban Showdown. [READ]

Several Kansas seniors make D-I verbal commitments

Prior to the season thirteen Kansas seniors had made verbal commitments to FBS colleges. Mark Schremmer of Kpreps takes a look at each of these players and their commitment. [READ]

Kpreps Week 2 Rankings (Sept 5th)

The first week of the Kansas high school football season resulted in 11 ranked teams losing their season opener. How did the "upsets" impact the Week 2 rankings? [READ]

Friday Fresh Take -- Week 1

Subway sponsors our Friday Fresh Take where we provide a recap of some of the state's most notable games and performances from Friday night's action. [READ]

The Pick List - Week 1

Welcome to the 2016 football season and our first edition of The Pick List. Each Thursday throughout the regular season, The Pick List will feature six of the best match-ups across the state, and make our predictions on a handful of other games. [READ]

Kpreps 2016 Preseason Rankings

Kpreps presents the preseason Top 5 football rankings in each classification. [READ]

Kpreps 2015 Class 6A All-State Team Announced

Kpreps presents the 2015 Class 6A All-State team. [READ]

ASI individualizes training & nutrition for athletes

New to Lawrence, ASI is a strength & conditioning facility specializing in individual strength and performance training along with nutritional coaching for athletes. [READ]

How 11 QBs shaped the 2015 season

Kpreps contributor Conor Nicholl looks at the impact 11 quarterbacks made on the 2015 Kansas high school football season. [READ]

Kpreps Final Rankings - Nov. 30th

Kpreps presents the final rankings for the 2015 season as three preseason No. 1s finished with state championships, while three more titles were won by teams that began the season ranked No. 2. [READ]

6A: Blue Valley, Derby seek second title in three years

The Derby Panthers (11-1) and Blue Valley Tigers (10-2) will square off at Emporia State's Welch Stadium to decide the 6A championship on Saturday. The Panthers (6A) & Tigers (5A) each won state titles in 2013. [READ]

SIK ON-Demand: Brandon Clark of Derby

Derby HC Brandon Clark talks with Chet Kuplen about the 6A state title matchup with Blue Valley. [LISTEN]

Kpreps Rankings - Nov 23rd

We've reached championship week in Kansas high school football! Check out this week's Kpreps Rankings as we prepare to crown six more champions this weekend. [READ]

Friday Playoff Fresh Take - Nov 20th

On this Friday Playoff edition of the Subway Fresh Take, we’ll recap sub-state semifinal playoff action from the 11-Man classes. [READ]

Class 6A Semifinal Preview

Kpreps previews the Class 6A semifinal games featuring Blue Valley taking on Olathe North, and Lawrence Free State traveling to top-ranked Derby. [READ]

Kpreps Rankings - Nov 16th

We have reached the state semifinals in the 11-Man classes of Kansas high school football, and the 8-Man state championship games will be played this Saturday in Newton. [READ]

Friday Playoff Fresh Take - Nov 13th

On this Friday Playoff edition of the Subway Fresh Take, we’ll recap quarterfinal playoff action from the 11-Man classes as well as the 8-Man state semifinals. [READ]

Class 6A Quarterfinal Preview

Kpreps previews the quarterfinal match-ups in Class 6A including a rematch of 2014's game of the year between Shawnee Mission East and Olathe North. [READ]

Friday Playoff Fresh Take - Nov 6th

On this Friday Playoff edition of the Subway Fresh Take, we’ll recap first round playoff action from Class 6A, 5A, 4A Divisions I & II, and Class 2-1A. [READ]

Friday Playoff Preview: Class 6A

Kpreps.com breaks down first round playoff action in Class 6A including two games featuring 8-1 teams as Olathe North takes on Blue Valley North, and Topeka travels to Derby. [READ]

Kpreps Rankings - Nov 2nd

Check out the Kpreps Top 5 Rankings as we head into the first round of the playoffs. [READ]

Friday Fresh Take -- Week 9

On the Friday Fresh Take presented by Subway, we recap some of the top games and stories from Thursday and Friday's action in the final week of the regular season. [READ]

District Playoff Scenarios: 6A & 5A

We’ve analyzed the records, completed all the calculations, and researched all of the district tie-breakers. Here is the complete narrative of the district playoff scenarios for each district in Class 6A and 5A. [READ]

The Pick List - Week 9

Each Thursday throughout the regular season, The Pick List will feature a few of the best match-ups across the state, and make our predictions on a handful of other games. [READ]

Around the Classes - Week 8 recap

Kpreps.com takes you Around the Classes as we look at a handful of games in each classification from teams outside our top five rankings. [READ]

The Pick List - Week 8

Each Thursday throughout the regular season, The Pick List will feature a few of the best match-ups across the state, and make our predictions on a handful of other games. [READ]

District Preview: Class 6A

Kpreps.com previews each district, the key match-ups, and gives our predictions of the playoff qualifiers. [READ]

The Pick List - Week 7

Each Thursday throughout the regular season, The Pick List will feature a few of the best match-ups across the state, and make our predictions on a handful of other games. [READ]

Hanover reloads, Free State & Ellis pick up key wins

Kpreps contributor Conor Nicholl looks at how Hanover has reloaded in 8M-I, and how special teams played a key role in wins by Lawrence Free State and Ellis. Also, two single-game state records fell last week. [READ]

Kpreps Week 6 Rankings (Oct 5th)

The top two teams in Class 6A and the top-ranked team in Class 5A lost on Friday. See how those results impacted the Kpreps rankings in Week 6. [READ]

Friday Fresh Take -- Week 5

On the Friday Fresh Take presented by Subway, we’ll recap some of the state’s top games and highlight a few of the top performances from Friday’s action. [READ]

The Pick List - Week 5

Each Thursday throughout the regular season, The Pick List will feature a few of the best match-ups across the state, and make our predictions on a handful of other games. [READ]

The Pick List - Week 4

Each Thursday throughout the regular season, The Pick List will feature a few of the best match-ups across the state, and make our predictions on a handful of other games. [READ]

Kpreps Week 4 Rankings (Sept 21st)

Week 3 of the Kansas high school football season came to a close on Monday night with the completion of games suspended from Friday. The Kpreps Top 5 Rankings are a day late, but we think they are worth the wait! [READ]

Friday Fresh Take -- Week 3

Subway sponsors our Friday Fresh Take where we provide our initial reaction to some of the state's most notable games and performances from Friday night's action. [READ]

The Pick List - Week 3

Each Thursday throughout the regular season, The Pick List will feature six of the best match-ups across the state, and make our predictions on a handful of other games. [READ]

The Pick List - Week 2

Each Thursday throughout the regular season, The Pick List features a handful of the best match-ups across the state, and make our predictions on several of other games. [READ]

Olathe Northwest, SM West begin Sunflower League play

Olathe Northwest and Shawnee Mission West will open Sunflower League play on Thursday night in the Kpreps' Fan's Choice for Game of the Week. [READ]

Around the Classes - Week 1 recap

Kpreps.com takes you Around the Classes as we look at a handful of games in each classification from teams outside our top five rankings. [READ]

The Pick List - Week 1

Welcome to the 2015 football season and our first edition of The Pick List. Each Thursday throughout the regular season, The Pick List will feature six of the best match-ups across the state, and make our predictions on a handful of other games. [READ]

2014 Kpreps Class 6A All-State Team

Kpreps presents the 2014 Class 6A All-State team. [READ]

Kpreps Final Rankings - Dec. 1st

Kpreps presents the final rankings for the 2014 season as three preseason No. 1s finished with state championships, while three more titles were won by teams that began the season ranked No. 2. [READ]

Hutchinson, Shawnee Mission East to battle for 6A crown

Hutchinson and Shawnee Mission East will meet in the Class 6A state championship at 1 p.m. Saturday at Emporia State University's Welch Stadium. [READ]

Kpreps Rankings - Nov. 24th

The Kpreps Rankings as we enter State Championship Week! [READ]

Friday Playoff First Look - Sub-State

Kpreps takes a first look at Friday's Sub-State semifinal action including the dramatic overtime showdown between No. 1 Shawnee Mission East and No. 2 Olathe North. [READ]

Class 6A Semifinal Preview

Kpreps previews the state semifinals in Class 6A including the showdown between No. 1 Shawnee Mission East and No. 2 Olathe North. [READ]

Kpreps Rankings - Nov. 17th

There are several changes in the Kpreps Rankings this week as we have reached the state semifinals in 11-man football and the 8-Man state champions will be decided this Saturday. [READ]

Playoff First Look - Nov 14th & 15th

Our first look at Friday and Saturday's action from the quarterfinals in the 11-man classifications and the semifinals in the 8-Man divisions. [READ]

Class 6A Quarterfinal Preview

Kpreps previews each quarterfinal game in Class 6A including No. 3 Blue Valley at No. 2 Olathe North and Hutchinson at Derby. [READ]

Kpreps Rankings - Nov. 10th

There are several changes in the Kpreps Rankings this week as we have reached the state quarterfinals in 11-man football and the semifinals in 8-Man. [READ]

Friday Playoff First Look - Nov 7th

Kpreps first look at Friday's playoff action in 6A, 5A, 4A-1, 4A-II, and 2-1A. [READ]

Friday Playoff Preview - Class 6A

Kpreps previews Friday night's first-round match-ups in Class 6A including a loaded east side of the bracket that features the state's top three teams. [READ]

Kpreps Rankings - Nov.3rd

If's playoff times in Kansas high school football! Take a look at the Kpreps Rankings for November 3rd. [READ]

Friday First Look - Week 9

Our recap of Friday's action from Week 9 of the Kansas High School football season. [READ]

The Pick List - Week 9

Each Thursday throughout the regular season, The Pick List will feature a few of the best match-ups across the state, and make our predictions on a handful of other games. [READ]

District Playoff Scenarios: Class 6A & 5A

Our complete narrative of the district playoff scenarios for Class 6A & 5A. [READ]

Around the Classes - Week 8 recap

Kpreps.com takes you Around the Classes as we look at a handful of games in each classification from teams outside our top five rankings. [READ]

Friday First Look - Week 8

Kpreps.com recaps some of the highlights from Week 8 as several teams secured playoff bids. [READ]

The Pick List - Week 8

Each Thursday throughout the regular season, The Pick List will feature six of the best match-ups across the state, and make our predictions on a handful of other games. [READ]

District Preview: Class 6A

Kpreps.com previews each 6A district, the key match-ups, and provides predictions of the playoff qualifiers. [READ]

Picks to Click -- Week 6

In our Picks to Click, we feature six players from across the state that we feel will have breakout performances on Friday night. [READ]

Kpreps Rankings - Week 6

Week 5 action resulted in only minor changes in this week’s polls. Find your team in the polls as we enter the final week before district play begins in all classifications. [READ]

The Pick List - Week 5

The Pick List features previews and predictions of a few of the top match-ups across the state and our predictions on a handful of other games. Pictured above: KC Piper QB Ty Banes will look to keep the Pirates unbeaten against Bonner Springs. [READ]

Picks to Click -- Week 5

In our Picks to Click, we feature six players or units from across the state that we feel will have breakout performances on Friday night. [READ]

Around the Classes - Week 4 recap

Kpreps.com takes you Around the Classes as we look at a handful of games in each classification from teams outside our top five rankings. [READ]

Recruiting: several Kansas athletes commit before season

Kpreps contributor Mark Schremmer looks at a number of Kansas athletes that have verbally committed with FBS schools prior to the season. [READ]

Kpreps Rankings - Week 3

A couple of classifications saw significant changes in the top five rankings after Week Two. Here's a look at the Kpreps Rankings for Week 3. [READ]

Friday First Look - Week 2

Our first look at action from Week 2 of the Kansas high school football season, including Alex Delton (5) and Hays beating up on WAC rival Great Bend. [READ]

The Pick List - Week 2

The Pick List features previews and predictions of six of the top match-ups across the state and our predictions on a handful of other games. [READ]

Kpreps Week 2 Rankings

The first week of the Kansas high school football season featured several marquee games matching ranked teams. In all, ten teams ranked in our Kpreps Top 5 poll lost in week one. How did that shake this up? Here’s a look at the week two rankings. [READ]

Big second half leads West past East, 21-6

Garden City's Greyson Tempel connected with Salina South's Zach Nachbar on two third-quarter touchdown passes to lead the West All-Stars to a 21-6 victory in the 41st annual Shrine Bowl. [READ]

Kansas Shrine Bowl Saturday in Pittsburg

The 41st annual Kansas Shrine Bowl will be played Saturday at Pittsburg State University’s Carnie Smith Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. [READ]

Kpreps Final Rankings -- Dec. 2nd

The final Kpreps.com rankings of the 2013 season presented by Pinamonti Physical Therapy. [READ]

Panthers, Lancers set to collide for 6A title

The Derby Panthers and the Shawnee Mission East Lancers will face off the in the Class 6A state championship game Saturday in Topeka. [READ]

Kpreps Rankings -- Nov. 25th

Two state champions have been crowned and five more will be determined this week as the Kansas high school football season comes to a close. [READ]

Class 6A Semifinal Preview

Previews and predictions for the 6A Sub-State games featuring a rematch between Olathe North and Shawnee Mission East and Garden City visiting top-ranked Derby. [READ]

Kpreps Rankings -- Nov. 18th

We have reached the state semifinals in the 11-Man classes of Kansas high school football, and the 8-Man champions will be crowned this weekend in Newton. Check out the Kpreps rankings for November 11th powered by Pinamonti Physical Therapy. [READ]

Friday Playoff First Look: Nov 15th

Our first look at action from Friday's 11-man quarterfinals and 8-man semifinals. Nathan Finley & LaDarrius Johnson each rushed for two touchdowns in Coffeyville's 35-27 win over Baldwin. [READ]

Class 6A Quarterfinal Preview

Our previews and predictions of the Class 6A Sectional round. [READ]

Kpreps Rankings -- Nov. 11th

We have reached the state quarterfinals in the 11-Man classes of Kansas high school football, and the 8-Man classes will play the semifinals this week. Check out the Kpreps rankings for November 11th powered by Pinamonti Physical Therapy. [READ]

Friday Playoff First Look: Nov 8th

Our first look at each game from first-round action in Class 6A, 5A, and 2-1A from Friday night. [READ]

Friday Playoff Preview: Class 6A

Our previews and predictions of notable first-round games in the Class 6A bracket as well as a complete list of teams we expect to move on to the second round. [READ]

Kpreps Rankings -- Nov. 4th

There is little change in the top five polls as we head into the playoffs. Check out the Kpreps rankings for November 4th powered by Pinamonti Physical Therapy. [READ]

Kpreps Rankings - Week 9

There is a new No. 1 in 8-Man, Division I as Madison was upset last week. Check out the Kpreps Week 9 rankings powered by Pinamonti Physical Therapy. [READ]

Kpreps Rankings - Week 8

The Kpreps Week 8 rankings powered by Pinamonti Physical Therapy. Visit the Rankings page to view a complete list of the top five teams in each classification and how they performed last week. [READ]

District Preview: Class 6A

Kpreps.com previews each district, the key match-ups, and gives our predictions of the playoff qualifiers. [READ]

Kpreps Rankings - Week 7

There is a new No. 1 team in Class 3A. Find out who as we release the Week 7 Kpreps.com rankings powered by Pinamonti Physical Therapy. [READ]

Friday First Look - Week 6

Our first look at action from Week 6, including Rossville's first win since 2003 in the "War on 24" and unbeatens Pittsburg and Coffeyville from an electric Hutchinson Field. [READ]

The Pick List -- Week 6

Our weekly feature of six of the best match-ups across the state plus our predictions on several other games. Colgan's defense has given up only 22 points this season, but will be challenged by unbeaten Columbus. [READ]

Kpreps Rankings - Week 6

Does any team want to be No. 1 in Class 6A? Here are the Week 6 Kpreps.com rankings powered by Pinamonti Physical Therapy. [READ]

Friday First Look - Week 5

Our first look at action from Week 5, including Salina South's big win over Hutchinson and a list of games postponed due to weather. [READ]

The Pick List -- Week 5

Our weekly feature of six of the best match-ups across the state plus our predictions on several other games. [READ]

Kpreps Rankings - Week 5

How did eight ranked teams losing impact the rankings? Here are the Week 5 Kpreps.com rankings powered by Pinamonti Physical Therapy. [READ]

A quick look at new football classifications

On Friday, the Kansas State High School Activities Association released football classifications for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. Here's our initial breakdown of the changes. [READ]

Friday First Look - Week 4

Upsets and amazing performances highlight a wild Week 4 in which eight ranked teams lost. You won't believe some of the amazing numbers from this week such as Trae Wrench's 343-yard effort in Gardner-Edgerton's 56-51 win over Bishop Miege. [READ]

The Pick List -- Week 4

Our weekly feature of six of the best match-ups across the state and predictions on several other games. Unbeaten Chanute travels to Pittsburg to take on Alex Barnes (34) and the 3-0 Purple Dragons. [READ]

Dion Clisso from PrepsKC.com

Dion Clisso, PrepsKC Managing Editor, talks Kansas City high school football with ESPN 100.7's local show. [LISTEN]

Kpreps Rankings - Week 4

Five ranked teams lost last week and three more barely avoided upsets. Here is a look some of the changes for Week 4 of the Kpreps.com rankings, powered by Pinamonti Physical Therapy. [READ]

Kpreps Rankings - Week 3

While there have already been changes at the top spot in the larger classifications this season, Holton appears to be a team with staying power atop the 4A poll. The Kpreps.com Top 5 rankings for each classification powered by Pinamonti Physical Therapy. [READ]

Kpreps Rankings - Week 2

Salina South (5A) staked a claim as the top team in all of Kansas with an impressive 41-35 win over previously top-ranked Derby (6A). The Kpreps.com Top 5 rankings for each classification powered by Pinamonti Physical Therapy. [READ]

Kpreps 2013 Preseason Rankings

The Kpreps.com Top 5 rankings for each classification powered by Pinamonti Physical Therapy. [READ]

Sunflower League Preview

Eli Underwood from Sunflowerfootball.com talks with Mike Snow and Chet Kuplen about the upcoming season and the number 1 recruit in Kansas Braden Smith. [LISTEN]