The final rankings for the year have been tabulated and the overall Grand Champion of high school football in our great state of Kansas is Bishop Miege. The Stags of Bishop Miege defeated Blue Valley North 33-14 in the fourth week of the regular season and BVN won the class 6A championship. The third week of the season Miege defeated St. Thomas Aquinas 27-14 and the Saints took second in class 5A football in the championship game to Bishop Carroll.
Now personally, I voted for Bishop Carroll to be the runner up to Bishop Miege in the overall Super 10 vote. The Kansas Media Ranking Team put Blue Valley North in second place in the Super 10 and Bishop Carroll in third place. I would have liked to seen Bishop Miege and Bishop Carroll square off in one more game.
It has been a good football season with some surprises and that always makes things way more interesting in the game of high school football.
Things now turn to basketball and wrestling and I hope the football players of the state are doing those sports. If not, then it is time to lift weights. The new center for next fall…….needs to start snapping the ball to the new quarterback now. The new long snapper needs to be learning the art of long snapping. The punters and kickers could be practicing right now on nice weather days. Receivers and quarterbacks need to be throwing the ball at each other. Play all types of games in the game of catch. One handed catches, behind the back catches, below the belt catches, over the top of your head catches as you face away from the thrower. I am sure you can think of many more things to do to get yourself ready for next fall.
One final thought for you, is go to the bottom of the rankings page and see who is on our Kansas Media Ranking team, look them up online and call or email or snail mail them a thank you, we couldn’t do this without them.
The final rankings are linked in right here.