WICHITA, Kan.—An incredible night of football in Kansas included two state records falling in one game simply adds to 23 teams clinching playoff spots. A great night on the gridiron is summed up in following catch-all.
An incredible game took place in Chaparral between the Roadrunners and Conway Springs. Tanner Wood for the Cardinals set the Kansas state rushing record with 659 yards on 36 carries. He broke a 14-year-old record set in 1998 by Kipp Connell of Claflin.
On the home sideline, quarterback Zack Duwe set the Kansas state record with 521 passing yards, eclipsing the previous mark of 491 set by Matt Voth of Cheney in 1994. Conway Springs won the game, though, by an (incredible) score of 84-56. The Cardinals clinched a playoff spot with the win.
Garden Plain also clinched a spot in the state tournament with a 33-7 win over the Celtics of Hutchinson Trinity. Belle Plaine took down Douglass by a score of 19-14. Bluestem got pounded by Sedgwick by a score of 51-7. In game No. 2 of district play, Medicine Lodge beat Sublette 22-7. Independent continued its impressive season with a 47-12 win over Remington. Wichita Trinity doubled up on Augusta 42-21.
Bishop Carroll continued to play Golden Eagle football in a 70-13 shellacking of Goddard. Carroll will play in the state tournament with the win. Northwest also put up 70 in its game against North in a huge 70-7 win. The Steve Martin-coached Grizzlies secured a playoff berth with the win in Martin’s first year with the team. Heights also snatched a berth in the state tournament with a 42-18 win over the Golden Buffaloes of Southeast.
Kapaun earned a huge win over Ark City 31-12. The Crusaders got the job done on the ground as it rushed for 251 yards. It held Ark City to just 96 rushing yards on 28 carries. South dropped its game against Campus 27-16.
Derby clinched a playoff spot with its 48-6 whitewash of Wichita East. Hutchinson also earned a berth in the state tournament with its 56-14 win over Garden City. Maize earned an impressive 54-51 win over a solid Dodge City team. Salina Central slid past Great Bend in Salina 20-13.
Salina South earned a playoff spot with its 35-6 win over Hays. Goddard Eisenhower fell to Liberal 56-35. Maize South clinched a spot in the state tournament with its 42-15 victory over Hesston. McPherson did the same in its 47-14 triumph over Abilene. Andover Central came away with a 39-16 win over Wichita West.
Collegiate took down defending state champion Rose Hill 41-20 to clinch its playoff berth. Andale took care of Nickerson to the tune of a 72-22 domination. The Indians clinched yet another playoff spot. Although it didn’t clinch a playoff spot, Buhler came away with an impressive 21-0 success over a sometimes high-powered Cheney offense.
El Dorado won the War of 254 against Circle by the skin of its teeth 35-34. Mulvane dominated Wellington 33-7. Emporia also clinched a playoff berth with a 27-10 win over Andover.
Halstead bulldozed Moundridge 48-21. Hillsboro continued its tear through its schedule with a 40-21 takeover of Marion. Lyons got a win Friday with a 13-0 effort over Southeast of Saline. Haven continues to show its improvements this season with a 34-27 win over Kingman. The Greenbacks of Pratt fell to the Ulysses Tigers 36-14. Smoky Valley came away with a one-touchdown 21-14 win over Chapman. Sterling showed up big time Friday in its game against Inman. The Blackbears took down the Teutons 40-0.
Concordia clinched a playoff berth with a 34-24 win over Goodland. Clay Center did the same against Colby 25-10. Beloit continued to showcase its high-powered offense in its 58-9 domination of Norton. Scott City shutout Thomas More Prep 58-0 to earn a playoff berth. The Bluejays of Cimarron also earned a playoff spot with its 56-14 defeat of Southwestern Heights. Holcomb is headed to the state tournament with a 34-17 win over Lakin. The Red Hawks of Hiawatha are in the playoffs with a 20-point, 40-20 win of Riverside. Sabetha shutout Horton 35-0 to go to the playoffs. The same goes for Rossville, a team that put up 56 points against Council Grove and shutout the Braves. St. Marys beat the Vikings of Mission Valley 59-6.