Buffs, Bluejays and Longhorns survive in KSHSAA FB playoffs
After just one week in the KSHSAA High School Football postseason, only three teams remain to play from Southwestern Kansas next week.
And it should surprise no one that all three teams that did advance to the second round of the playoffs - Meade (8-Man Division I), Cimarron (Class 2A) and Holcomb (Class 3A) - put up convincing wins at home.
That wasn't the total safe formula, though, as four teams who were at home for the opening round - called the regionals - lost their games, including Dodge City, who lost 41-20 at home to Gardner-Edgerton. It was the first meeting between the two schools.
Colby lost their 3A playoff opener at home to Concordia, 52-20; Elkhart lost at home to Oakley, 48-6; and Wichita County - who had been to the 8-Man Division I state semifinals and Championship game the past two seasons - dropped a 66-58 home decision to Hoxie - a team they drubbed in the season opener.
Final scores from the Regional week in the KSHSAA Football Playoffs, as well as non-bracket games, were as follows:
Wichita-East 24, Garden City 7
Gardner-Edgerton 41, Dodge City 20
Class 5A Salina Central 42, Liberal 10 Class 4A Mulvane 46, Ulysses 16 Class 3A Concordia 52, Colby 20
Andale 53, Hugoton 2
Holcomb 63, Hesston 25
Class 2A Cimarron 51, Norton 27
Beloit 53, Lakin 6
Oakley 48, Elkhart 6
Plainville 1, Sublette 0 (forefit)
Eli-Saline 48, Stanton County 0
8-Man Division I
Meade 54, Rawlins County 6
Hoxie 66, Wichita County 58
8-Man Division II
Bucklin 38, Wallace County 14
Ellsworth 42, Syracuse 0
Goodland 56, Council Grove 0
Phillipsburg 43, Southwestern Heights 0
Clay Center 28, Scott City 0