We’re starting to have some more prep football stuff hit today on the internet and in Friday’s edition of The Eagle – here’s the link to my notes on Derby, Buhler-Mulvane and Garden Plain-Scott City and here’s our Getting to Know on Sedgwick running back Dalton Brandt.
Also, here’s the link to a story about Smith Center football coach Roger Barta’s retirement by the Salina Journal’s Arne Green.
Chanute (7-4) at Kansas City Piper (9-2) – Chanute is playing well, having won six of its last seven games with the only loss coming to then-undefeated Fort Scott in the district finale. Piper is on a streak of its own with six straight wins.
Eudora (10-1) at Louisburg (7-4) –Eudora has won five straight, including two shutouts and two games where they gave up six points. Eudora beat Louisburg on Sept. 7, 21-20. Louisburg’s defense played well in last week’s 23-7 playoff win over Coffeyville Field Kindley – they gave up under 100 yards of rushing and had three interceptions.
McPherson (10-1) at Holton (11-0) – Holton, the top-ranked team in 4A, beat No. 2 Collegiate 28-0 on the road last week and now they’ve got No. 3 McPherson. The Bullpups beat Andale 42-36 behind big games from Austin O’Bannion and Kyler Kinnamon.
Buhler (8-3) at Mulvane (10-1) – If you’re at this game do me a favor and pay attention to Mulvane WR/TE Alex Evans, a 6-foot, 190-pound senior. Evans has told me he wants to play baseball in college … but dude has the best hands of any high school player I’ve seen in years. Mulvane QB Ty Redington: “I know if I throw it up, if I just get it anywhere close to him he’ll catch it.”