FB Week 10 Previews - Class 1A
Some may confuse the 2019 version of the KSHSAA Class 1A playoffs for the 2018 version, and it would be understandable.
That's because the same second-round matchups appear in both games - with Elkhart hosting Inman and Meade headed to Sedgwick, who plays this week after having a bye in the opening week of the postseason.
We, of course, will be keeping track of the action as much as possible throughout Friday night - the best way to follow along with us is to follow our Twitter feed @SWKSPreps.
Meade (3-6) at No. 5 Sedgwick (8-0)
Kickoff: 7 pm
The Buffaloes get to face No. 5 Sedgwick in the regional round for the second consecutive season. The Cardinals won last year's playoff meeting, 20-2.
The regular season meeting in District 8 was much different, as Sedgwick rolled to a 42-0 win at Meade, where the Cardinals outgained the Buffaloes, 415-141. It was also one of three shutouts posted by the Cardinals this season, and they have allow on average just five points per contest.
The spread attack of Sedgwick is hard to stop - in the regular-season contest, Sedgwick had over 200 yards both rushing and passing. Lance Hoffsommer has thrown for more than 2,300 yards this season for the Cardinals, and Kale Schroeder has totaled over 1,000 yards rushing.
Meade leans on Korben Clawson for their offense. Clawson has 635 yards rushing on the season, with six touchdowns, while Clawson and Torren Haynes not only each had a rushing score against Syracuse last week, but each also threw a TD pass. Grant Gillum is the top receiver for the Buffaloes, with 16 catches for 201 yards and three scores.
Inman (5-4) at Elkhart (7-1) Kickoff: 6 pm
The Wildcats started slow last week in their opening playoff win over Sublette, but used a 21-point fourth quarter to pull away and secure the win, 55-24.
As usual, the Wildcats ground game was hard to stop, piling up 475 yards in the victory. Elkhart is led by the three-headed backfield of Chance O'Hair (1,570 yards, 28 TDs), Jaxon Hastings (538 yards rushing, 5 TDs) and quarterback Emmanuel Moreno (448 yards, 7 TDs). Moreno has also connected on 54 percent of his passes for 379 yards and six scores.
Kolby Blank expects to be the feature back for the Teutons. Blank had over 260 yards of offense and scored six total touchdowns in Inman's 49-6 win over Stanton County last week.