Through the Uprights Mile Lavieri 10/13
By Mike Lavieri PrepsKC staff writer
My dislike of district play is well documented, but that’s not what we’re here to talk about. Since this is the final year, hopefully forever, for district play in Class 5A and 6A, let’s have some fun with it.
Class 5A, District 1: Lansing, Leavenworth, Schlagle, Washington
The second spot is a bit of a tossup as Leavenworth hasn’t won yet, but is facing teams in the best league in the state – the Sunflower League. Schlagle is 4-2, but plays in the weaker Kansas City-Atchinson League. The Stallions’ biggest test of the year, Topeka High, was a 42-0 loss.
The two square off on Friday, and I think Leavenworth wins and advances to the playoffs.
Class 5A, District 3: Bonner Springs, Mill Valley, St. James, Turner
Last year it was Mill Valley and Bonner Springs making the playoffs while St. James was on the outside looking in. This year I think Mill Valley will be in. This might be the best team Joel Applebee has had in his tenure as coach.
The final game of the regular season between St. James and Bonner Springs will decide who advances. And, like last season, I think Bonner Springs wins it on the shoulders of Connor Byers.
Class 5A, District 4: Blue Valley Southwest, Blue Valley West, Pittsburg, St. Thomas Aquinas
Class 6A, District 1: Harmon, Shawnee Mission East, Shawnee Mission North, Wyandotte
Class 6A, District 2: Blue Valley North, Shawnee Mission Northwest, Shawnee Mission South, Shawnee Mission West
Class 6A, District 3: Blue Valley, Blue Valley Northwest, Gardner-Edgerton, Olathe South
Class 6A, District 4: Lawrence, Olathe East, Olathe North, Olathe Northwest
Class 6A, District 5: Free State, Manhattan, Topeka High, Washburn Rural
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