Great Bend Panthers

Kansas Class 5A
Head Coach: Erin Beck

Overall Record: 10-2
District Record: 7-1
League Record: 3-1 - Western Athletic Conference
2016 Football Schedule
Date
Opponent
Notes
Result
9/2
W 57-13
9/9
vs. Hays
W 35-14
9/16
W 58-47
9/23
W 34-27
9/30
(South-Carpenter)
W 42-21
10/7
(Wichita NW)
W 41-10
10/14
W 49-7
10/21
L 14-21 | OT
10/28
W 70-31
11/4
(@ Great Bend)
W 16-7
11/11
(at Great Bend)
W 28-24
11/18
(at Great Bend)
L 21-50
Great Bend News Feed

Updated: Kansas High School Coaching Changes

Kpreps keeps you informed of all the Kansas high school football coaching changes and provides some insight into the coaching positions that remain open. [READ]

Kpreps 2016 Photo of the Year Finalists

Kpreps is proud to showcase the weekly winners of our 2016 Friday Night Photos Contest. Click to view a slideshow of this year's winning shots. [READ]

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 5A All-State Team

Kpreps presents the 2016 Class 5A 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]

Goddard stands in the way of a Mill Valley repeat in 5A

Mill Valley (8-4) goes for a second straight Class 5A state title when the Jaguars take on top-ranked Goddard (11-1). The Jaguars and Lions will battle on Saturday at Pittsburg State's Carnie Smith Stadium. [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 5A Semifinal Preview

Kpreps previews the semifinal match-ups in Class 5A where defending champion Mill Valley takes on St. Thomas Aquinas and No. 2 Goddard travels to top-ranked Great Bend. [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 5A Quarterfinal Preview

Kpreps previews the quarterfinal match-ups in Class 5A where St. Thomas Aquinas looks to advance to the state semifinals for a third consecutive season under Randy Dreiling. [READ]

Picks to Click -- Top Performers of the Year

Kpreps presents the final fantasy standings in our Player Picks to Click for 2016. We've also included the top ten scoring performances from individual players throughout 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 5A

Kpreps.com breaks down Friday's first-round playoff action in Class 5A. [READ]

Friday Night Photo Contest Winner – Week 8

Congrats to Joey Bahr for winning Week 8 of the Kpreps Friday Night Photo Contest. Joey's photo captures the relief of Great Bend players & fans after a missed Garden City field goal forces overtime. [READ]

Kpreps Rankings - Oct 31st

The regular season is complete and it’s finally playoff time! Here’s a look at the Kpreps Rankings for October 31st. [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]

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]

Kpreps Rankings Week 9 - Oct 24th

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

Garden City's goal line stop in OT beats Great Bend

Garden City stopped Great Bend QB Jacob Murray's sneak on fourth-and-goal in overtime to preserve a 21-14 win. [READ]

Unbeatens Garden City, Great Bend ready for WAC showdown

6A No. 5 Garden City (7-0) travels to Class 5A No. 1 Great Bend (7-0) in a game that will decide the Western Athletic Conference title. The Buffs and Panthers are the fan's choice for Kpreps Game of the Week! [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]

Player 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]

Kpreps Rankings Week 8 - Oct 17th

There is a new No. 1 in Class 5A this week as the top two teams in the 5A poll lost last week. Here’s a look at the Kpreps Rankings for Week 8. [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]

Buffs, Red Demons ready for another Hatchet

Class 6A No. 5 Garden City (6-0) travels to take on rival Dodge City (4-2) in the annual Hatchet Game. [READ]

Kpreps Game Day - Week 7

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

Kpreps Rankings Week 7 - Oct 10th

There are changes in all by one classification of the Kpreps Rankings for Week 7. [READ]

Kpreps Helmet Stickers - Week 6

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 6

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

Kpreps Week 6 Rankings (Oct 3rd)

Two top-ranked teams lost in Week 5. Find out how Mill Valley and Rossville's losses impact the Kpreps Rankings in Week 6? [READ]

Kpreps Helmet Stickers - Week 5

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 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]

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]

Kpreps helmet stickers - Week 3

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 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]

Central Plains, Otis-Bison to battle for CPL supremacy

Central Plains (2-0) will travel to Otis-Bison (2-0) in a key Central Prairie League match-up voted as the Kpreps Fan's Choice for Game of the Week! [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]

Subway Friday Fresh Take - Week 2

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]

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]

Player Picks to Click - Week 1

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 2015 Class 5A All-State Team Announced

Kpreps presents the 2015 Class 5A All-State team. [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]

Class 5A Quarterfinal Preview

Kpreps previews the quarterfinal match-ups in Class 5A including No. 1 Mill Valley on the road to take on No. 5 Pittsburg in a rematch of last year's first-round game. [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 5A

Kpreps.com breaks down first round playoff action in Class 5A including a paring of two 7-2 teams when Maize South visits Great Bend. [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 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]

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 5A

Kpreps.com previews each district, the key match-ups, and gives our predictions of the playoff qualifiers. [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. Eli Renoux (5) & Robert Bundy (25) helped Andover get its first win, 27-13 at Ark City. [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]

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]

District Playoff Scenarios: Class 6A & 5A

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

District Preview: Class 5A

Kpreps.com previews each 5A district, the key match-ups, and provides predictions of the playoff qualifiers. [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

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]

Hays, Great Bend to battle on Friday Night Live

Hays High head coach Bo Black returns to Great Bend where he spent the last 13 seasons at the helm. The two Western Athletic Conference rivals will square off in this week's Friday Night Live on Cox Channel Kansas. [READ]

Kpreps 2014 Preseason Rankings

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

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]

Class 5A Quarterfinal Preview

Our previews and predictions of the Sectional round in Class 5A. [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]

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]

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]

District Preview: Class 5A

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

The Pick List -- Week 7

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

Around the Classes -- Week 5 recap

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

Around the Classes -- Week 3 recap

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

QBs headline the Western Athletic Conference

Some of the state's best quarterbacks will continue to put up big numbers in the five-team Western Athletic Conference (WAC). [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]