FB playoff brackets released
The Kansas State High School Activities Association has announced the 2019 State Football Championships brackets for all classes, except 6-man, which will be released later on Saturday.
Full state football brackets can be found here.
Only two teams from Southwestern Kansas will not be in the brackets - Goodland (1-7) and Greeley County (0-8). Goodland will play a Cross-District game at Kingman, while Greeley County is scheduled to play at Wilson, however we will await an announcement as to if that game will be played.
Dodge City (8-0) earned the No. 2 seed out of the West side of the bracket, and will host Haysville-Campus (1-7) in an opening round contest, which KSHSAA refers to as Week 9. Garden City (2-6) heads to Topeka High (7-1) in another Week 9 contest in the West.
Liberal (2-6) will also be on the road, as the Redskins play at Maize (7-1) on Friday.
Ulysses (5-3), winners of their final two games of the season, will be at home for their Week 9 contest against Arkansas City (2-6).
Class 3A With the craziness of Districts 7 and 8, everyone wondered how things would shake out. Here's what we have - Concordia (4-4) will play at Hugoton (4-4), Holcomb (4-4) plays at Scott City (6-2), and Nickerson (4-4) travels to Colby (8-0).
All three area teams from District 7 made the playoffs. Cimarron (8-0) will host Minneapolis (4-4), while Lakin (7-1) tangles with Ellsworth (5-3). Southwestern Heights (4-4) takes to the road and plays at Hoisington (8-0).
With all 31 teams making the bracket, this does have a Week 9 feel to it. Meade (2-6) heads to Syracuse (1-6), with the winner getting District 7 winner Sedgwick (8-0) in the regionals. Sublette (1-7) takes their spread attack into Elkhart (6-1) and attempts to slow down the Wildcats' run game. The winner of that game will face the winner of Stanton County (1-7) at Inman (4-4).
8-man Division I
Wichita County (7-1) will host Victoria (6-2) on Thursday night in Leoti.
8-man Division II
Wallace County (2-6) will travel to Osborne (8-0) on Thursday for their Week 9 matchup.
To the best of our knowledge, this is what the 6-man bracket is likely to look like. Only two teams from Southwestern Kansas (or the teams we cover) made the six-team field. One is the defending 6-man state champions, Weskan (5-3), who would host Ashland (6-2), with the winner playing at Moscow (8-0) on Nov. 8. The other side of the bracket has Natona (5-3) at Pawnee Heights (5-3), with the winner facing North champ Cheylin (8-0).
We will have the updated information as soon as we get the official bracket.