Thunder Ridge Longhorns

Kansas Class 8M-II
Head Coach: Otis Hendryx

Overall Record: 2-6
District Record: 2-2
League Record: 1-4 - Northern Plains League (8M)
2017 Football Schedule
Date
Opponent
Notes
Result
9/1
L 14-60
9/8
L 14-62
9/15
(Logan)
L 0-46
9/22
L 14-62
9/29
W 62-12
10/6
W 30-20
10/13
L 14-28
10/20
L 8-44
10/26
Thunder Ridge News Feed

Kpreps Game Day - Week 8

This week's Kpreps Game Day program features a special helmet sticker for Down syndrome awareness month. In addition, we look at league/conference races winding down. [READ]

Northern Valley changes defense, earns signature win

Long-time Northern Valley coach Chuck Fessenden switched up their defensive scheme after a Week 2 loss. Since, the Huskies are 4-1 and given up just 42 total points. Northern Valley topped previously-unbeaten Sylvan-Lucas 46-6 last week. [READ]

Kpreps Game Day - Week 6

Kpreps Kansas Game Day feature this week in order to provide you with a program for things to watch out for in Week 6 action. [READ]

Kpreps Game Day - Week 5

Kpreps Kansas Game Day feature this week in order to provide you with a program for things to watch out for in Week 5 action. [READ]

District Preview: 8-Man, Division II

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

Kpreps Game Day - Week 4

Kpreps Game Day feature is designed to provide you with a program for things to watch out for each week in Kansas High School Football. [READ]

Around the Classes - Week 3 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 Rankings - Week 3 (Sept 11th)

There is a new No. 1 in the Kpreps Class 6A poll for the first time since November 9, 2015. Derby had held the top spot for 19 consecutive ranking polls. [READ]

Kpreps Game Day - Week 2

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

Kpreps Rankings - Week 2 (Sept 4th)

The first week of the Kansas high school football season resulted in eight teams that played for a state title last fall dropped their season opener, including three defending state champions. How did the "upsets" impact the Week 2 rankings? [READ]

Kpreps Game Day - Week 1

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

Nicholl: Potential break out players for 2017

Conor Nicholl of Kpreps highlights at least one player from each classification poised for a breakout year. [READ]

Osborne grinds out state title win; Bruna sets 8M record

Conor Nicholl takes a second look at Osborne's state championship win over St. Francis, and recaps the record-setting careers of Hanover's Will Bruna and Dighton's Tyler Lingg. [READ]

Player 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]

District Playoff Scenarios: 8 Man-I & 8 Man-II

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 both 8-Man classifications. [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]

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]

Kpreps Helmet Stickers - Week 7

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]

Player Picks to Click - Week 7

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

District Preview: 8-Man, Division II

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

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]

Around the Classes - Week 3 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 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 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 8M-II All-District Teams Announced

Kpreps presents the 2015 All-District teams for Eight-Man, Division II. Teams are created from coaches nominations, statistical analysis, and video research. [READ]

2015 All-District nomination forms due Dec 7th

Kpreps.com is in the process of obtaining nominations for our sixth annual All-District teams for Class 2-1A and Eight-Man Divisions I and II. Nominations are due by Monday, December 7th. [READ]

Victoria's Dinkel returns for showdown with Otis-Bison

The fan's choice for Kpreps Game of the Week features No. 1 Victoria traveling to No. 4 Otis-Bison to decide the 8M-II District 7 title. Victoria's Brady Dinkel is expected to return after a serious early-season injury. . [READ]

District Playoff Scenarios: 8 Man-I & 8 Man-II

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 8-Man district in the state. [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]

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]

Improvement on defense key in Otis-Bison's turnaround

Otis-Bison has risen to the No. 4 spot in the 8-Man, Division II rankings thanks to an improved defense keyed by a couple of underclassmen. [READ]

District Preview: 8-Man, Division II

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

Schools with open dates on their 2015 football schedule

Kpreps has identified several schools with “open dates” for the 2015 football season. Contact us if you have further information to update our records, or if you are interested in scheduling one of these schools. [READ]

Dylan Meier - GBL 2014 Player of the Year Finalists

Kpreps is proud to announce the finalists for the 4th Annual Get Busy Livin' - Kpreps Player of the Year Award promoting The Dylan Meier Foundation. The award is made possible once again by Mytown Media. [READ]

2014 Kpreps Class 8M-II All-State Team

Kpreps presents the 2014 8-Man, Division II All-State team. [READ]

Nicholl: 2014 football season in review

Kpreps contributor Conor Nicholl provides a review of the 2014 season including surprise teams, dominant teams, key injuries and record-setting performances. [READ]

Argonia-Attica, Victoria will decide 8M-2 title

Unbeaten Argonia-Attica (12-0) will take on No. 1 Victoria (11-1) for the 8-Man, Division II state championship. [READ]

Thursday First Look - Week 9

A first look at action from Thursday night as the regular season wraps up in Kansas. [READ]

Friday First Look - Week 8

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

Picks to Click -- Week 8

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 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]

Early District Playoff scenarios: 2-1A, 8 Man-1, 8 Man-2

We've taken an early look at the district records and tried to clarify the playoff picture for these classes as much as possible with two weeks remaining. [READ]

Knights keep winning on tradition and toughness

Victoria’s 58-34 home victory last Friday against Thunder Ridge served as microcosm for the Knight program and their hallmarks of tradition and toughness. The Knights have clinched a tough District 7 and seemed poised for another deep playoff run. [READ]

Kpreps Rankings - Week 8

Check out the Kpreps.com Rankings for Week 8 as major changes occurred in Class 5A and 4A-I. [READ]

Friday First Look - Week 7

Kpreps.com recaps some of the highlights from Week 7 and the first game of district play for most of the teams in the state. [READ]

Fan Vote: Thunder Ridge vs. Victoria Preview

Chet Kuplen and Mike Snow talk about this week's Fan Vote Game of the Week between Thunder Ridge and Victoria. [LISTEN]

Thunder Ridge, Victoria ready for decisive showdown

The District 7 playoff picture we become much more clear on Friday night when No. 3 Thunder Ridge visits No. 2 Victoria. The game was voted as the Fan's Choice for Kpreps Game of the Week. [READ]

Kpreps Rankings - Week 7

Seven ranked teams lost during Week 6 of the Kansas high school football season. Find out how those losses impacted this week's Kpreps Rankings. [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]

Tiernan, miraculously back on the sidelines at Osborne

Steve Tiernan is still recovering from a serious motorcycle crash in early August, but he has returned to the sidelines to coach his son Jake and the defending champion Osborne Bulldogs. [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]

District Preview: 8-Man, Division II

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

Kpreps Rankings - Week 5

Losses by ranked teams in Class 5A, 4A-II, and 2-1A have caused major changes in those respective polls. Take a look at the top five rankings for Week 5. [READ]

Kpreps Rankings - Week 4

Close wins, close losses, overtime, and double overtime all highlighted the Week 3 schedule. How did Friday’s action impact the Kpreps Rankings? Find out here! [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]

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]

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]

Friday First Look - Week 1

Our first look at action from Week 1 including losses by ten ranked teams to start the new season. [READ]

The Pick List - Week 1

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]

Kpreps 2014 Preseason Rankings

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

Wallace County's success begins with defense

Wallace County has reached the Eight-Man, Division II state championship game on the strength of their stingy defense which has allowed only 52 points all season. No other eight-man team has allowed fewer than 122 points this season. [READ]

8-Man, Division II Semifinal Preview

We provide previews and predictions of the 8-Man, Division II Sub-state Semifinals. [READ]

St. John's-Tipton completes four-year turnaround

Undefeated St. John's-Tipton will travel to Wallace County in the Eight-Man, Division II Sub-state semifinal on Saturday. The Blujays feature seven seniors that have completed an incredible turnaround from an 0-9 season in 2010. [READ]

Picks to Click -- Final Fantasy Standings

We recap the final fantasy standings from the Picks to Click feature as well as look at the top performances from the season. Left to Right: Alex Delton (Hays), Brad Ivey (Bishop Miege), Trae Wrench (Gardner-Edgerton), Braeden Crites (Central Plains), Trent Rietzke (Thunder Ridge) [READ]

Tuesday Playoff First Look

Our first look at every first-round game from a wet and muddy Tuesday night. Despite some delays and sloppy conditions, there were some great games to kick off the 2013 playoffs. [READ]

Tuesday Playoff Preview: 8-Man, Division II

Our previews and predictions of notable first-round games in the 8-Man, Division II bracket as well as a complete list of teams we expect to move on to the second round. [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]

Picks to Click -- Week 8

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 5

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

District Preview: 8-Man, Division II

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

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]

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

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]

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]

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]

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]

The Pick List -- Week 1

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

Will each Kpreps top-ranked team win a state title?

We take an in-depth look at the preseason top-ranked teams and identify why each one will or will not win the state title in their respective class. [READ]

Kpreps 2013 Preseason Rankings

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

Nicholl: Extra points from the 2012 season

Conor Nicholl takes a look at several points from the 2012 season including at Ness City's place among the best 8-Man team in recent memory. [READ]

Baileyville B&B wins 8M-II title

A stifling defense carried Baileyville B&B to their third state football championship in the past five seasons with a 28-6 over Thunder Ridge. [READ]