Holton Wildcats

Kansas Class 4A-II
Head Coach: Brooks Barta

Overall Record: 1-3
District Record: 0-0
League Record: 1-2 - Big 7 Conference
2016 Football Schedule
Date
Opponent
Notes
Result
9/2
L 14-24
9/9
L 22-25
9/16
L 42-43
9/23
W 41-7
9/30
10/7
10/14
10/21
10/28
Holton News Feed

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]

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]

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]

The Pick List - Week 2

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]

Atchison looks to build momentum after Holton win

After a 24-14 win over Holton to open the season, Atchison will look to rely on experience and build momentum through KCAL play. [READ]

Kpreps helmet stickers for Week 1

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]

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 4A-II All-State Team Announced

Kpreps presents the 2015 Class 4A-II 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]

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]

4A-II: Holcomb’s passing the difference on cold, wet day

The Holcomb Longhorns shut out Holton 21-0 on a cold, wet day in Salina to capture the schools' first state football championship. [READ]

4A-II: Holton vs. Holcomb title game a family affair

Holton (9-3) will take on Holton (10-2) in the 4A, Division II title game on Saturday in Salina. Brooks Barta has the Wildcats in the state title game for a seventh time, while the Longhorns will play in the first football title game in school history. [READ]

SIK On-Demand: Mason Barta of Holton

Mason Barta talks about the 4A-II title matchup with Holton against Holcomb on Saturday. [LISTEN]

SIK On-Demand: Trey Teeter of Holcomb

Trey Teeter of Holcomb talks about 4A-II state championship matchup with Holton. (photo: Aaron Novak - Jolies Images) [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 4A, Division II Semifinal Preview

Kpreps previews the Class 4A-II semifinal games featuring No. 1 Columbus on the road at Holton, and No. 2 Andale traveling to Holcomb. [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 4A, Division II Quarterfinal Preview

Kpreps previews this week's match-ups in Class 4A-II as six teams that reached the quarterfinals last season are back in the final eight again. [READ]

Class 3A Quarterfinal Preview

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

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 4A-II

Kpreps.com breaks down first round playoff action in Class 4A-II including a rematch of a 2014 playoff game between Osawatomie and Holton. [READ]

Kpreps Rankings - Nov 2nd

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

District Playoff Scenarios: 4A-I & 4A-II

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 4A-I and 4A-II. [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]

Kpreps Week 9 Rankings (Oct 26th)

Check out the Kpreps Top 5 Rankings as we enter the final week of the regular season. [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 4A-II

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]

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 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]

Holton in for another challenge with 4-0 Nemaha Central

Kpreps Kansas Game Day presents unbeaten Nemaha Central traveling to Holton to take on the Wildcats. [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]

SureFire Picks to Click -- Week 4

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

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]

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]

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]

Friday Fresh Take -- Week 1

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 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]

Kpreps 2015 Preseason Rankings

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

2014 Kpreps Class 4A-II All-State Team

Kpreps presents the 2014 Class 4A-II 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]

Kpreps Rankings - Nov. 24th

The Kpreps Rankings as we enter State Championship Week! [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 4A-II Semifinal Preview

Kpreps previews the 4A, Division II semifinal games featuring Santa Fe Trail at Columbus, and Holcomb at Andale. [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 4A-II Quarterfinal Preview

Kpreps previews the state quarterfinal match-ups in the newly formed 4A, Division II. [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 4A, Division II

Kpreps previews Friday night's first-round match-ups in Class 4A-II. Can anyone knock off Andale? Cole Norberg and Smoky Valley will get the first shot. [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]

District Playoff Scenarios: Class 4A-I & 4A-II

Our complete narrative of the district playoff scenarios for Class 4A-I and 4A-II. [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]

Kpreps Rankings - Week 8

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

District Preview: Class 4A-II

Kpreps.com previews each 4A-II district, the key match-ups, and provides predictions of the playoff qualifiers. [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]

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]

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]

Kansas GameDay: Galena travels to Columbus in CNC battle

Our Kansas GameDay coverage features the top two teams in the CNC League preseason poll as the Galena Bulldogs travel to try and knock off Columbus. [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]

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]

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]

Dylan Meier - GBL Player of the Year Finalists

Kpreps.com is proud to announce the finalists for the third annual Get Busy Livin Kpreps Player of the Year Award in conjunction with the Dylan Meier Foundation. [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]

Kpreps Final Rankings -- Dec. 2nd

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

Coffeyville, Buhler both eye first state title

The Coffeyville Golden Tornado and Buhler Crusaders are both vying for their first state title in program history. The two teams will butt heads at 1 p.m. Saturday in Salina for the Class 4A state championship. [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]

First Look: Sub-State semifinal recaps

Our first look at action from Friday's Sub-State semifinal games which resulted in top-ranked Derby, Salina South, and Centralia advancing to state title games. In Class 4A, Buhler ended No. 1 Holton's 26-game win streak with a 28-14 victory. [READ]

Kpreps Radio - 6A, 5A, 4A Sub-State Previews

Matt Gilmore, John Baetz, and Mike Snow go in-depth to highlight each sub-state championship game in Kansas Class 6A, 5A, and 4A. [LISTEN]

Class 4A Semifinal Preview

Previews and predictions of the 4A Sub-State games as Coffeyville travels to Paola and defending champion Holton goes on the road to Buhler. [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 4A Quarterfinal Preview

Our previews and predictions of the Sectional round in Class 4A. [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]

Saturday Playoff First Look: Nov. 9th

Our first look at each game from second-round action in Class 4A, 3A, and the 8-Man divisions on a busy Saturday. [READ]

Saturday Playoff Preview: Class 4A

Our previews and predictions of second-round games in Class 4A. [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: Class 4A

Our previews and predictions of notable first-round games in the Class 4A 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]

Friday First Look - Week 8

Our first look at results from Week 8 including a pair of dramatic finishes and a No. 1 team getting upset. In addition, we'll recap how Baileyville B&B quarterback Dustin Rottinghaus led his team past Hanover in the final scheduled showdown between the two eight-man powers. [READ]

Kpreps Kansas Pregame Show - Week 8 (Feature Games)

Matt Gilmore of Kpreps and Conor Nicholl of the Hays Daily News analyze and predict seven of tonight's top games. [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]

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]

Friday First Look - Week 7

Our first look at action from Week 7 including a pair of showdowns featuring top five teams in the Kpreps rankings. [READ]

District Preview: Class 4A

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Matt Gilmore talks football on the ESPN Local Show

Matt Gilmore from Kpreps.com talks High School football on The Local Show. [LISTEN]

The Shrine Bowl Preview Podcast

Matt Gilmore and Aaron Amershek talk about the storylines for Saturday's 40th Shrine Bowl at Washburn University. [LISTEN]

Big-time talent will be on display in Kansas in 2013

A number of NCAA Division I recruits will showcase their talents during the 2013 Kansas high school football season. We discuss some of the state's biggest names and who has the best chance to repeat in 2013. [LISTEN]

Kpreps 2012 Players of the Year

Kpreps is pleased to announce its selections for offensive and defensive player of the year for each classification. [READ]

Wildcats use stifling defense to blank Cardinals

Holton celebrates the Kansas Class 4A state football championship. The Wildcats blanked Eudora 21-0 with a dominating defensive effort. [READ]

State champions crowned in Kansas

Shawnee Mission West, Bishop Carroll, Holton, Scott City, and Meade all took home state titles in their respective classes. Read game summaries of each contest and check back later for full coverage of each championship game. [READ]