State Football Championship games for 8 Man thru 6A classifications, will wrap up next weekend, with 3 AVCTL schools (Derby, Andover Central & Andale) in the final hunt.
In 6A action Friday evening, (12-0) AVCTL DIV I’s Derby defeated (10-2) Topeka 63-35. Derby will square off against (10-2) Olathe North (who downed (8-4) Overland Park-Blue Valley 28-7), on Saturday, November 30th at Emporia State University-Welch Stadium.
In 5A action Friday evening, (12-0) Wichita Northwest defeated (10-2) Maize 80-42. NW goes up against (9-3) Shawnee Mill-Valley (who downed (10-1) St. Thomas Aquinas 34-31 OT), on Saturday, November 30th at Pittsburg State-Carney Smith Stadium.
In 4A action Friday evening, (11-1) AVCTL DIV II’s Andover Central defeated (11-1) AVCTL DIV III’s McPherson 7-0. Andover Central will take on (10-2) Bishop Miege (who defeated (11-1) Paola 48-14), on Saturday, November 30th @ Topeka-Hummer Sports Complex in Topeka.
In 3A action Friday evening, (12-0) AVCTL DIV IV’s Andale defeated (9-3) Cheney 55-20. Andale will square off against (9-3) Perry-LeCompton (who defeated (10-2) Topeka Hayden 35-27), on Saturday, November 30th @ Hutchinson Community College. In Andale’s last “4” games (weeks 9-12), the Indians have outscored their opponents 214-27.
In 2A action, (9-3) Norton defeated (11-1) Hoisington 10-8. Norton will go up against today’s (Saturday, Nov. 23rd) winner between (9-2) Riley County & (9-2) Nemaha Central. (See 2A Bracket below for latest outcomes later today) The 2A State Championship game will be on Saturday, November 30th at Salina-USD #305 District Stadium.
In 1A action, (12-0) Smith Center downed (10-2) Plainville 20-19. Smith Center will square off against (11-1) Centralia (who defeated (9-3) Jackson Heights 44-6), on Saturday, November 30th @ Fort Hays State University-Lewis Field.
In 8 Man DII Friday evening, (11-1) Axtell defeated (10-2) Hanover 26-12. Axtell will take on the winner of today’s (Saturday, Nov. 23rd) contest between (11-0) Osborne and (10-1) Hutchinson-Central Christian. (See 8 Man DII Bracket below for latest outcomes later today) The 8 Man DII State Championship game will be on Saturday, November 30th at Newton Fischer Field.
In 8 Man DI Friday evening, (12-0) Canton-Galva defeated (11-1) Madison/Hamilton 46-6. Canton-Galva will take on (12-0) St. Francis (who defeated (10-2) Leoti-Wichita County 66-20), on Saturday, November 30th at Newton Fischer Field.
ALL POST-SEASON Football Brackets (8MAN thru 6A) can be clicked on below.
NOTE: AVCTL LEAGUE HONORS for football won’t be announced until post season ends or at least not while AVCTL teams remain in post-season action.