Blue Valley 45, Shawnee Mission East 14
A balanced offense -- and two interception returns -- provided more than enough productivity for the fifth-seeded Tigers (6-3), who led 45-0 into the first quarter.
Jake Wolff passed for two touchdowns while Chase Jans and Beau Palmer each had rushing touchdowns. Palmer also returned an interception more than 85 yards.
Cole Long’s two fourth-quarter touchdowns finally put SM East (2-7) on the scoreboard.
St. Thomas Aquinas 63, Topeka Highland Park 0
The defending champion and second-seeded Saints made quick work of the Scots, accounts for 544 total yards -- all on the ground -- while limited visiting Highland Park (0-9) to 31 total yards.
Workhorse running back Tank Young was used sparingly, rushing just five times -- the Saints first five play from scrimmage.. But he averaged more than 28 yards per run on those carries. And ran for three touchdowns.
After his third, a 57-yarder at 5:38 to go in the first, the Saints (8-0) were ahead 21-0 and Tank was done for the night.
Five other St. Thomas Aquinas players ran for touchdown, but no one had more than five carriers. Jacob Bittner had 103 yards on two carries -- one a touchdown, while James Jarrett score touchdowns on both of his touches, totalling 100 yards.
Mill Valley 52, Topeka West 0
Tyloer Green’s two 20-plus yard first-quarter running touchdowns led the host Jaguars to their fifth-consecutive win and second shutout this season.
Green led all players with 121 yards rushing as Mill Valley (6-3), the East’s fourth seed, scored early and often on No. 13 West (1-8). The Jaguars led 28-0 after the one quarter and 45-0 at halftime.
Quin Wittenauer scored three touchdowns and rushed for 90 yards for Mill Valley, who next face fifth seeded Olathe West (6-3) in the Regional round.
Bishop Miege 67, Labette County 13
A 48-point first quarter kicked off the five-time defending champs’ playoff push with a bang.
Timothy Dorsey completed three touchdown passes to Daniel Jackson -- and ran for a touchdown himself -- in the quarter before back-to-back interceptions returns for touchdown -- by Grant Fussell and Jack Kincaid -- added insult to injury for visiting Labette County (3-6).
And the rout was on.
Dorsey passed for 177 yards in completing seven of his eight passes. Jackson had 170 yards receiving and caught a fourth touchdown pass from backup QB Joe Lopez in the second quarter.
Bishop Miege (7-2), the fourth seed in the East, will play host to Bonner Springs (7-2)