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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Kpreps High School Football Rankings – Week 3 (Sept 13th)

Another great week of Kansas high school football is complete and it’s difficult to believe we are already a quarter of the way through the regular season.

Incredibly, there were eight overtime games this past week. What will Week 3 bring?

Visit our Rankings page and find out how the results from Week 2 impacted our statewide rankings!

Class 6A

For the second consecutive week there’s a new team holding down the No. 5 spot in the Class 6A poll. This week it’s the Manhattan Indians which replace their arch rival, Junction City, after beating the Blue Jays, 37-21 on Friday night.

Kpreps – Class 6A Rankings


Class 5A

The top five in Class 5A remains the same this week as each ranked team posted impressive wins last week – maybe non better than St. Thomas Aquinas beating Missouri-power Lutheran North, 53-39.

Kpreps – Class 5A Rankings

Class 4A

Three of the top five teams in the Class 4A poll lost last week as the top programs continue to challenge themselves with a difficult early-season schedule. Did those losses shake up the 4A poll this week? Find out by viewing the 4A rankings below!

Kpreps – Class 4A Rankings

Class 3A

It was a good overall week for ranked teams in Class 3A. Four of the top five teams remained unbeaten, while Frontenac dropped its highly-difficult game at Coweta (Okla.) but the Tigers are ranked as high as No. 3 in the Oklahoma Class 5A polls.  

Kpreps – Class 3A Rankings


Class 2A

There is a new entry into the Class 2A poll this week as last week’s No. 4 Beloit Trojans fell 36-6 to Southeast of Saline in the Kpreps Fan’s Choice for Game of the Week. Find out which team enters the 2A poll below!

Kpreps – Class 2A Rankings


Class 1A

District play kicked off for most of the field in Class 1A this past week. The top five teams cruised to victories this week and remain in their respective spot in the polls. Checkout the results from the 1A ranked teams below!  

Kpreps – Class 1A Rankings


Class 8M-I

Defending champion Little River passed its big Week 2 test by holding Clifton-Clyde, 14-6. Meanwhile, the No. 4 ranked team in the poll fell for a second straight week as Leoti-Wichita County fell 76-28 against WaKeeney-Trego. Find out how this week’s poll shapes up at the link below!

Kpreps – Class 8M-I Rankings


Class 8M-II

District play also began for several teams in Eight-Man, Division II this week. The top five in the Kpreps poll rolled to big victories as Hanover’s 34-point win was the closest margin of victory this week.  

Kpreps – Class 8M-II Rankings

Class 6-Man

Kpreps plans to rank the top three teams in 6-Man football this fall as part of the Rankings press release.

Defending 6-man champion Cheylin blanked Deerfield, 70-0 on Thursday. The Cougars get a big test against No. 2 Ashland this week. The cross-divisional matchup will be played in Deerfield. Ashland opened there 2021 season with a 74-38 win over Pawnee Heights. The Blue Jays’ Week 1 game with Burrton was moved to September 27th.

Third-ranked Cunningham is in the midst of a busy week. The Wildcats junior varsity fell to Western Plains 52-37 on Friday in Ransom, while the varsity will take on Centre-Lost Springs on Monday.

Visit the Rankings page each week to view a complete list of the top five teams in each classification and how they performed last week.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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