Week 9 football pairings for this week’s district play are announced, with eight-man games Thursday, and all other classes Friday. One exception has 6-2 Valley Heights hosting 5-3 Jefferson County North Thursday, kickoff at 6 to avoid conflict with state volleyball. Frankfort 7-1 kicks off at Rock Hills 6-2, Hanover 7-1 hosts Pike Valley 3-5, Washington County 4-4 travels to undefeated St. Francis, and Diller-Odell is at Falls City Sacred Heart Thursday at 6, and Southern entertains Tri-County Thursday at 7.
Friday night a pair of one loss teams meet, as Marysville is home to Jefferson County West, live on KNDY AM 1570/FM 94.1, and Centralia 7-1 is at home to 2-6 Troy, both games kicking off at 7.
Valley Heights Lady Mustangs return to state volleyball competition this weekend, with 2A pool play beginning Friday afternoon. They are the number 4 seed, at 36-4 and will square off with 5 seed Smith Center 34-4 in the first match at 3:30. Eighth seed Garden Plain at 30-9 is slated at 5:30, and Valley Heights faces top seed Pittsburg St. Mary’s Colgan at 8:30. They’ve lost twice in 43 matches.
In the other pool, second seed Spearville is 35-2, third seed Wabaunsee 36-3, sixth seed Belle Plain is 34-6, and 7th seed Jefferson County North comes in 32-8.
Top two in each pool advance to Saturday semifinals at 2, with the consolation and championship to follow. 1A state volleyball is also being played in Dodge City this weekend.
KNDY will cover all the Valley Heights matches live, again Friday at 3:30, 5:30, and 8:30 pm on FM 95.5, fm955kndy.com, and our mobile app.