Norton Bluejays

Kansas Class 3A
Head Coach: Lucas Melvin

Overall Record: 7-4
District Record: 2-1
League Record: 2-3 - Mid-Continent League (11M)
2016 Football Schedule
Date
Opponent
Notes
Result
9/2
W 42-7
9/9
L 14-20
9/16
W 55-16
9/23
L 17-20 | OT
9/30
W 60-16
10/7
W 52-41
10/14
W 48-14
10/21
L 13-36
10/27
W 49-20
11/1
(@ Marysville)
W 28-20
11/5
(@ Norton)
L 0-20
Norton 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 3A All-State Team

Kpreps presents the 2016 Class 3A All-State Team. [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]

Subway Playoff Fresh Take - Saturday Nov 5th

On this special Saturday playoff edition of the Subway Fresh Take, we’ll recap second round playoff action from Class 3A and both 8-Man divisions. [READ]

Saturday Playoff Preview: Class 3A

Kpreps.com breaks down Friday's first-round playoff action in Class 3A. [READ]

Subway Playoff Fresh Take - Tues Nov 1st

On this special Tuesday Playoff edition of the Subway Fresh Take, we’ll recap first round playoff action from Class 3A and both 8-Man divisions. [READ]

Tuesday Playoff Preview: Class 3A

Kpreps.com breaks down Tuesday's first-round playoff action in Class 3A. [READ]

District Playoff Scenarios: 3A & 2-1A

We’ve analyzed the records, completed all the calculations, and researched all of the district tie-breakers. The result is this complete narrative of the district playoff scenarios for Class 3A and 2-1A. [READ]

Kpreps Rankings Week 9 - Oct 24th

There are two new No. 1 teams as we head into Week 9 of the Kpreps Rankings. [READ]

Subway Friday Fresh Take - Week 8

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. Here’s a look at several of the results that caught our attention from Week 8. [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 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]

Around the Classes - Week 7 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]

District Preview: Class 3A

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

Around the Classes - Week 5 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 Game Day - Week 5

Kpreps Game Day is designed to be your program of things to watch for on Friday night! [READ]

Kpreps Week 5 Rankings (Sept 26th)

At least one team in the top five of each classification lost last week. How did those losses impact the rankings? Take a look at this week's polls and find out! [READ]

Subway Friday Fresh Take - Week 4

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 4

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]

Kpreps Week 4 Rankings (Sept 19th)

Are the major upsets beginning to settle down? Despite a couple of losses, there are no changes in the four smaller class rankings this week, but there is movement in the larger classes. [READ]

Player Picks to Click - Week 3

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

The Pick List - Week 3

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]

Kpreps Week 3 Rankings (Sept 12th)

Weather played a major role in several games being postponed last Friday night. See how the top five looks in each classification as we enter Week 3. [READ]

Kpreps helmet stickers for Week 2

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]

Plainville frustrates Norton, 20-14

Plainville held off Norton 20-14 on Friday night to pick up its second win over a ranked opponent this season. The Cardinals beat Smith Center 20-16 in Week 1. [READ]

Player Picks to Click - Week 2

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 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]

Kpreps 2016 Preseason Rankings

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

Kpreps 2015 Class 3A All-State Team Announced

Kpreps presents the 2015 Class 3A All-State team. [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]

"Ike vs. the World"

In just its fourth year of existance, the Eisenhower Tigers' football program is in the Class 5A semifinals. [READ]

Class 3A Semifinal Preview

Kpreps previews the Class 3A semifinal games featuring Wellsville at No. 1 Rossville, and Wichita Collegiate taking on unbeaten Halstead. [READ]

Class 2-1A Semifinal Preview

Kpreps previews the semifinal match-ups in Class 2-1A including No. 1 Phillipsburg taking on No. 2 Smith Center for the second time in three weeks. [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 3A Quarterfinal Preview

Kpreps previews quarterfinal match-ups in Class 3A including No. 5 Norton traveling to No. 2 Wichita Collegiate. [READ]

Class 2-1A Quarterfinal Preview

Kpreps previews the quarterfinal match-ups in Class 2-1A including a playoff showdown between Troy and Lyndon for a third consecutive season. [READ]

Kpreps Rankings - Nov 9th

With seemingly the entire state sharing condolences, prayers, and support, Wallace County returned to the field on Saturday an outscored Ingalls, 74-58. [READ]

Saturday Playoff Fresh Take - Nov 7th

On this special Saturday playoff edition of the Subway Fresh Take, we recap second round playoff action from Class 3A and both 8-Man divisions. [READ]

Saturday Playoff Preview - Class 3A

Kpreps.com breaks down second round playoff action in Class 3A including No. 1 Rossville's showdown with unbeaten Nemaha Central. [READ]

Tuesday Playoff Fresh Take - Nov 3rd

On this special Tuesday Playoff edition of the Subway Fresh Take, we’ll recap first-round playoff action from Class 3A and both 8-Man divisions. [READ]

Tuesday Playoff Preview: Class 3A

Kpreps.com breaks down first round playoff action in Class 3A including a rematch of a TVL showdown between Cherryvale (8-1) and Neodesha (8-1). [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: 3A & 2-1A

We’ve analyzed the records, completed all the calculations, and researched all of the district tie-breakers. The result is this complete narrative of the district playoff scenarios for every district in Class 3A & 2-1A. [READ]

After a 1-3 start, Oakley rebounds to win district title

After consecutive losses to three good Mid-Continent League teams, Oakley has won four straight games and clinched the District 7 championship. [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 3A

Kpreps.com previews each district, the key match-ups, and gives our predictions of the playoff qualifiers. [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 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 5 Rankings (Sept 28th)

Week 4's action resulted in changes in the top five rankings in six of the eight classifications. [READ]

Friday Fresh Take -- Week 4

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 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]

Freshmen QBs emerging for ranked Sedgwick, Phillipsburg

A pair of freshmen quarterbacks are making significant contributions for two of Class 2-1A's top ranked teams. Conor Nicholl looks at how No. 2 Sedgwick and No. 3 Phillipsburg plan to contend with inexperience under center. [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]

SureFire Picks to Click -- Week 3

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

Norton's Green developing into a force on defense

After earning all-state honors as a sophomore last season, Norton's Jacob Green is quickly developing into one of the better defensive players in the state. [READ]

Kpreps Week 3 Rankings (Sept 14th)

While there were some upsets in Week 2, changes in the Kpreps Rankings were modest overall. However, Week 3 brings several key games featuring ranked teams and with it there is potential for major changes in the Rankings next week. [READ]

Friday Fresh Take -- Week 2

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 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]

SureFire Picks to Click -- Week 2

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

Kpreps Week 2 Rankings (Sept 7th)

The first week of the Kansas high school football season saw ten ranked teams lose. The biggest changes to our Kpreps rankings occurred in Class 5A where the top four teams fell during Week 1. Here’s a look at the Week 2 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]

Nicholl: Potential Breakout teams for 2015

Kpreps contributing writer Conor Nicholl identifies a team in each classification that he believes will have a breakout 2015 season. [READ]

2014 Kpreps Class 3A All-State Team

Kpreps presents the 2014 Class 3A All-State team. [READ]

Class 2-1A Semifinal Preview

Kpreps previews the 2-1A sub-state games featuring Troy (10-1) at Olpe (10-1) and a district rematch between Ell-Saline and Phillipsburg. [READ]

Class 2-1A Quarterfinal Preview

Kpreps previews the quarterfinal match-ups in Class 2-1A including a rematch between Phillipsburg and Oakley. [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]

Saturday Playoff First Look - Nov 8th

Kpreps first look at Saturday's playoff action in Class 3A and both 8-Man divisions. [READ]

Saturday Playoff Preview: Class 3A

Kpreps previews Saturday's action in Class 3A as we narrow the field down to the sweet sixteen. [READ]

Tuesday Playoff First Look

Kpreps' first look at Tuesday's playoff action in Class 3A, 8-Man I, and 8-Man II. [READ]

Tuesday Playoff Preview: Class 3A

The largest playoff field in Kansas looks to be very competitive with legit contenders on both sides of the state. Here's our previews and predictions for the Class 3A first-round slate. [READ]

District Playoff Scenarios: Class 3A & 2-1A

Our complete narrative of the district playoff scenarios for Class 3A and Class 2-1A. [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 3A

Kpreps.com previews each 3A district, the key match-ups, and provides predictions of the playoff qualifiers. [READ]

The Pick List - Week 6

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]

Picks to Click -- Week 4

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]

The Pick List - Week 4

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. Pictured above: Bishop Miege's Jafar Armstrong looks for another big game this week as the Stags take on another ranked opponent in St. Thomas Aquinas. [READ]

Norton freshman QB Jace Ruder already turning heads

Norton freshman quarterback Jace Ruder is already drawing attention from across the state. Ruder and the unbeaten Bluejays take on Smith Center (3-0) this week. [READ]

Picks to Click -- Week 3

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]

The Pick List - Week 3

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 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]

Picks to Click -- Week 2

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]

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]

Potential breakout teams & players in the west

Conor Nicholl identifies some potential teams and players from smaller classes poised to have solid seasons on the west side of the state. [READ]

All-Time Football Wins in Kansas

All-Time Football wins in Kansas compiled through the 2013 football season. The top 50 schools are listed. [READ]

Picks to Click -- Week 9

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

The Pick List -- Week 9

Our weekly feature of six of the best match-ups across the state in this final week of the Kansas high school football regular season. [READ]

The Pick List -- Week 8

Our weekly feature of six of the best match-ups across the state including the final scheduled showdown between Baileyville B&B and Hanover. [READ]

District Preview: Class 3A

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

Around the Classes -- Week 2 recap

Around the Classes is our weekly recap of several games around the state featuring teams not ranked in our Kpreps.com poll. [READ]

The Pick List -- Week 2

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

Natoma kicker Meiers a rarity at the 8-Man level

Conor Nicholl highlights Natoma's all-state kicker Jackson Meiers, Smith Center running a new wrinkle on offense, and recent 8-man power Otis-Bison's youth movement. [READ]