Category Archives: Football

Kansas Kickoff Show: Week Four

Join Sean Boston, Conor Nicholl, Matt Gilmore and Chet Kuplen on this weeks Kansas Kickoff Show. Sports in Kansas is presented by the Hurt App, Mammoth Sports Construction, Watco and Jocks Nitch. The Kansas Kickoff Read Story

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Football in Kansas: “Heart of a lion” – How retooled Hill City built Eight-Man, Division I’s best statistical defense after three weeks

Hill City’s two-front defense with the wide outside linebacker (No. 7 Aiden Amrein) has contained three high-scoring offenses (Photo by Conor Nicholl

By CONOR NICHOLL

KENSINGTON – Hill City met on the football field immediately Read Story

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American Implement Western KS Team of the Week: Lakin football with the state’s biggest statistical upset in Week 3 behind Oldham’s big game

Lakin is 3-0 after a big home win versus Goodland.

By CONOR NICHOLL

Kenneth Massey is a longtime national statistician with well-known rankings. Massey’s formulas incorporate strength of schedule and quality of opponent, among other Read Story

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Sports in Kansas: Football Statewide Offensive Stat Leaders (2022) – Updated After Week Three

Grant Stubblefield of Blue Valley Northwest (RB). Photo: Bethany Bowman, Sports in Kansas

Sports in Kansas has released its weekly list of football stat leaders across the state. Stats are compiled across the state of Read Story

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Football in Kansas: Canton-Galva’s Jett Vincent ties three state records on the same night; Who else impressed in Week 3?

Jett Vincent of Canton-Galva is one of the best players in the state regardless of classification. Photo: Chet Kuplen

By CONOR NICHOLL

The interception mark has always been one of the most elusive records in Read Story

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Kansas Kickoff Show: Week Three

Join Sean Boston, Conor Nicholl, Matt Gilmore and Chet Kuplen on this weeks Kansas Kickoff Show. Sports in Kansas is presented by the Hurt App, Mammoth Sports Construction, Watco and Jocks Nitch. The Kansas Kickoff Read Story

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Football in Kansas: 4.36 speed and positional changes up front – Supporting casts helping Maize, Council Grove and Victoria to historic starts

By CONOR NICHOLL

Maize’s offensive line has helped the Eagles significantly increase its yards per play and yards per pass attempt from last year’s 5A state runner-up team. (Photo by Dustin Baker).

“Just run fast” Read Story

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Craw-Kan SE Kansas Team of the Week: Since the start of ’21, Girard football has the second-best 3A record

By CONOR NICHOLL

Since the start of 2021, Andale has the best winning percentage among current 3A teams. The Indians are 15-0 and have a 40-game winning streak, easily Kansas’ best current run.

Second-best? Girard Read Story

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Sports in Kansas: What impressed us after week two of the 2022 high school football season in Kansas?

By CONOR NICHOLL & CHET KUPLEN

Hayden improved to 2-0. Photo: Bethany Bowman

Week 2 marked several resounding performances by ranked teams in marquee matchups, including 3A No. 3 Topeka Hayden, 5A No. 2 Maize, Read Story

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Kansas Kickoff Statewide Radio Show: Week Two

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Football in Kansas: Who has the best home field advantage? How the number zero, a Spartan statue and smoke bombs play a role

By CONOR NICHOLL

Wichita Collegiate has not lost a home game since it built the Spartan statue before the 2021 season (Photo by Bethany Bowman)

La Crosse’s Jon Webster is the all-time winningest head football Read Story

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Craw-Kan Southeast Kansas Team of the Week: Colgan football solidifies preseason ranking with big Week 1 win

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A major preseason trend involved the 51 teams that dropped down a classification. This helped bump Class 1A to 42 squads. KSHSAA sanctioned six-man football for the first time, and the class Read Story

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