Top Kansas high school football games and predictions for Oct. 8, 2021 games
It is now week 6 of high school football in Kansas. The Kansas sports writers are back and gathered the top games from around the state and made their winning predictions.
The high school sports writers of the Topeka Capital-Journal, Butler County Times-Gazette, The Hutchinson News, Salina Journal, and Wellington Daily News. So far, Billy Watson leads the writers at a record of 52-23. Chuck Chaney is right behind him at 49-26. Tied with Chaney is Greg Williams. Dylan Sherwood is at 47-28, and Seth Kinker is 44-31.
Here are more sports news from this week:
- Pineapple on pizza? Let's settle this: Episode 3 of Gannett Kansas Sports Podcast
- Smoky Valley High School volleyball expects a return to the Class 3A state championship. Here's why.
- Washburn Rural soccer stays perfect with overtime winner. Young Seaman team almost pulled upset.
- No. 5 Buhler High School football, No. 2 McPherson to collide in top-five rivalry game
Here are this week's picks:
6A No. 10 Washburn Rural (4-1) at 6A No. 2 Manhattan (5-0)
6A No. 3 BV Northwest (5-0) at 6A No. 7 BV North (3-2)
Chaney: Blue Valley Northwest
Kinker: Blue Valley Northwest
Sherwood: Blue Valley Northwest
Watson: Blue Valley Northwest
Williams: Blue Valley Northwest
6A No. 5 Blue Valley (4-1) at 4A No. 4 Bishop Miege (2-3)
Chaney: Bishop Miege
Kinker: Blue Valley
Sherwood: Blue Valley
Watson: Blue Valley
Williams: Bishop Miege
5A No. 5 Bishop Carroll (4-1) at 5A No. 1 Kapaun Mt. Carmel (5-0)
Chaney: Bishop Carroll
Kinker: Kapaun Mt. Carmel
Sherwood: Bishop Carroll
Watson: Bishop Carroll
Williams: Kapaun Mt. Carmel
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5A No. 8 Maize (4-1) at 5A No. 4 Maize South (5-0)
Williams: Maize South
4A No. 2 McPherson (5-0) at 4A No. 5 Buhler (4-1)
Holcomb (4-1) at 3A No. 4 Cheney (5-0)
2A No. 10 Pleasant Ridge (4-1) at 2A No. 1 Rossville (5-0)
2A No. 4 Wellsville (5-0) at 2A No. 2 Osage City (5-0)
Kinker: Osage City
Sherwood: Osage City
Williams: Osage City
1A No. 10 Jefferson Co. North (3-2) at 1A No. 7 Wabaunsee (4-1)
1A No. 8 Plainville (3-2) at 1A No. 3 Smith Center (5-0)
Chaney: Smith Center
Kinker: Smith Center
Sherwood: Smith Center
Watson: Smith Center
Williams: Smith Center
8-I No. 2 Madison (5-0) at 8-I No. 6 Chase County (5-0)
8-I No. 10 Yates Center (5-0) at 8-I No. 5 Sedan (5-0)
Chaney: Yates Center
Kinker: Yates Center
Sherwood: Yates Center
Williams: Yates Center
8-II No. 9 Osborne (4-1) at 8-II No. 3 Thunder Ridge (5-0)
Kinker: Thunder Ridge
Sherwood: Thunder Ridge
Watson: Thunder Ridge
Williams: Thunder Ridge
Minneola (4-1) at 8-II No. 5 Bucklin (5-0)