High School Football America Kansas Top 5 heading into the Quarterfinals

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Defending 6A state champ Derby is back in familiar territory. The Panthers, who have played in six of the past seven Kansas 6A state championship games have advanced to the state quarterfinals.

Derby, ranked No. 5 in the High School Football America Kansas Top 5 statewide rankings, will play top-ranked Lawrence this weekend in the state quarters.

Here are all of the quarterfinal matchups:


Blue Valley (6-1) at Olathe North (8-1)

BV North (5-2) at SM Northwest (7-1)

Derby (6-2) at Lawrence (9-0)

Wichita East (7-1) at Junction City (8-1)


BV Southwest (3-4) at St. Thomas Aquinas (6-3)

Mill Valley (7-2) at De Soto (9-1)

Kapaun Mt. Carmel (8-1) at Wichita Northwest (8-0)

Bishop Carroll (7-2) at Maize (9-1)


St. James Academy (5-4) at Basehor-Linwood (7-3)

Bishop Miege (4-4) at Tonganoxie (9-1)

Buhler (5-3) at McPherson (9-1)

Arkansas City (4-6) at Wamego (5-4)


Prairie View (8-1) at Perry-Lecompton (9-1)

Holton (8-1) at Frontenac (6-4)

Andale (9-0) at Riley County (8-1)

Southeast-Saline (9-0) at Collegiate (9-1)


Rossville (10-0) at St. Mary’s Colgan (7-2)

Nemaha Central (7-2) at Osage City (9-1)

Beloit (4-6) at Haven (8-2)

Garden Plain (9-1) at Hoisington (10-0)


Uniontown (6-4) at Olpe (10-0)

Lyndon (8-2) at Centralia (9-1)

Oakley (8-2) at Smith Center (9-1)

Inman (7-2) at Conway Springs (9-1)

8-Man Division I

Chase County (8-2) at Little River (8-2)

Madison (10-0) at Canton-Galva (10-0)

Argonia-Attica (9-1) at Wichita County (10-0)

Hoxie (8-1) at Goessel (5-3)

8-Man Division II

Colony-Crest (10-0) at Hanover (8-0)

Lebo (10-0) at Frankfort (6-1)

Victoria (10-0) at Wheatland-Grinnell (8-2)

Caldwell (8-2) vs. St. Francis (9-0)

High School Football America Kansas Top 5

No. Lawrence (9-0), LW: #1

No. 2 Olathe North (8-1), LW: #2

No. 3 Mill Valley (7-2), LW: #3

No. 4 Bishop Carroll (7-2), LW: #4

No. 5 Derby (6-2), LW: #5

Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.

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Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.