October 22, 2011VYPE MAGAZINE - Central Kansas
The Sedgwick Cardinals are proving all the doubters wrong.
One week after coming from two touchdowns down to outscore Halstead, the Cardinals knocked off one of the perennial powers in Class 3A on Friday.
Sedgwick quarterback Trent Stucky passed for 215 yards and rushed for 60 more to lead the Cardinals to a big 28-21 victory over No. 1-ranked Garden Plain in a District 10 game at Garden Plain.
Sedgwick (8-0) built a 28-14 lead in the second half and held on for the win. Garden Plain (7-1, 1-1) must now beat Halstead (6-2, 1-1) to secure a playoff spot. Halstead (6-2, 1-1) defeated Trinity Catholic, 48-13, on Friday.
Senior running back Joey Capul returned to the Garden Plain lineup after missing last week with an injury and rushed for 102 yards and scored a touchdown.
Friday night's wild games and upsets set up an interesting final week to the regular season.
In Class 6A, top-ranked and unbeaten Wichita Heights (8-0, 2-0) will play Derby (6-2, 2-0) for the District 6 title in Derby. Both teams have qualified for the playoffs, as have Wichita Northwest (6-2, 2-0) and Wichita South (4-4, 2-0) in District 7. Those two teams will play next week at Northwest to decide the district champion.
In Class 5A, the McPherson Bullpups have scored 128 points in two district games, but still haven't clinched a spot in the playoffs. The Bullpups lost an amazing 66-63 decision to Emporia on Friday and are now 6-2 overall and 1-1 in District 5. They will play Newton on Friday at home to decide their playoff fate.
Two big games in 5A will also decide district winners and no game will be bigger than the matchup between Hutchinson and Bishop Carroll in District 8. The two teams have identical 7-1 overall records and 2-0 district marks. The game will be played at Carroll.
Hutchinson blasted Liberal, 70-14, and Carroll blanked Wichita West, 42-0, on Friday.
In District 7, Andover Central (6-2, 2-0) and Kapaun Mt. Carmel (6-2, 2-0) will decide the district championship at Wichita's Cessna Stadium. Central whipped Ark City, 47-21, on Friday and Kapaun outscored Andover, 56-34.
In Class 4A, Rose Hill, Mulvane and Buhler all improved to 2-0 in district play. Maize South (5-3, 2-0) and Andale (3-5, 2-0) set up next Thursday night's district championship game at Andale with wins. Maize South defeated Cheney, 33-14, while Andale won its third straight after an 0-5 start with a 57-3 romp over Wichita Trinity.
In Class 3A, Sedgwick and Conway Springs improved to 2-0 in district play. The same goes for Collegiate (6-2, 2-0) and Douglass (5-3, 2-0) in District 11. The two will play for the district title next Thursday night at Douglass.
Central-Burden and Pretty Prairie can wrap up playoff spots in the Eight-Man division next Thursday with wins. In Division I, Central-Burden (7-1, 3-1) needs to defeat West Elk in District 1, while Pretty Prairie ( 7-1, 4-1) needs a win over Fairfield in District 5.
In Division II, South Haven (8-0, 5-0) has the District 4 title locked up after a 46-12 victory over Caldwell.