(Editor’s note: you can keep up with the district standings by visiting the “Football” sub-site, or by clicking here.)
District games have been going on for 3 weeks now and some teams are rising while others are falling. Lets take a look at the district standings and some key match ups in the next two weeks.
Columbus has separated itself from the pack a little. They are 6-0 and 3-0 in district play. Right behind them are Galena and Caney Valley, both 2-1 in district standings. Galena owns a win over Caney Valley in week 5, while Columbus has defeated Galena in week 6. If Caney Valley could pull off the upset over Columbus, it would throw a wrench into things, but Columbus has been dominant all season long.
Highly competitive district is still up in the air with 4 teams in the mix. Prairie View, Anderson County, and Burlington raced out to 3-0 starts, but all have suffered district losses. Frontenac did the opposite, starting out with 3 losses in 4 games, but is 2-0 in district. Burlington is 2-1 in district, its lone loss to Frontenac. Prairie View is 1-1, its loss to Burlington, and Girard is 1-1, its loss to Burlington as well. Frontenac travels to Prairie View in a pivotal match up that may decide the rest of the district. Girard and Prairie View’s game was cancelled and won’t be made up. Girard’s last shot at making a playoff bid a reality lies in week 8 with a game against Frontenac. They must first defeat a feisty Iola team who features several talented athletes.
Top heavy district with 3 teams sitting with 2 district wins and the other 3 teams have yet to win a game in district. Perry LeCompton and Topeka Hayden are 6-0 and 5-1 on the season, while Santa Fe Trail is 2-4, but both wins are in district. Perry Lecompton and Topeka Hayden meet Friday the 16th to likely decide the district winner. Santa Fe Trail has a winnable game vs Baldwin this week, but a daunting task remains in week 8. They must defeat the defending state runners-up from 2019 to stay up in the standings. Perry LeCompton also leads the East in total scoring offense and and in points allowed per game.
Holton and Rock Creek are ruling this year. Holton is having a good year, rolling to a 5-1 start, 3-0 in district. Right behind them is Rock Creek, 4-1 and 3-0 in district. Jefferson West is down from last season, going 2-4 with both wins in district play. They already have a big loss to Rock Creek. Jeff West’s last two games have already been cancelled. Sabetha started out looking good with a big win over highly ranked Nemaha Central, but is 1-2 in district, having lost to Holton and Rock Creek. This weeks matchup is not a district game for them.