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Craw-Kan Team of the Week: Frontenac Raiders

Frontenac with a 2-1 start in 2018.
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
Sep 18, 2018

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The Craw Kan "Your Community Technology Partner" Team of the Week from the Southeast Kansas area is the Frontenac High School Raiders football team, led by head coach Mark Smith.

The Raiders improved to 2-1 this season with a 26-0 win over Commerce (OK) on the road Friday. Ryan Raio scored on a 50 yard TD pass from Jake Beckmann and Cade Chastain also added a rushing touchdown in the first half as the Raiders led 12-0 at the break. Beckmann threw for 230 yards and three touchdowns. Alex Johnson also scored twice for the Raiders on the ground. Frontenac had just over 100 yards as a unit offensively. The Frontenac defense, led by defensive coordinator John Palumbo, has also been solid all season only allowing eight points in their two wins and only 22 points all year through three contests.

Frontneac improved to 2-1 on the season and will open up district play Friday at home against Galena. Last year the Raiders were the 4A-II state runnerup. Friday begins a five week district play format that is new to 2018, where the top four of six teams in the district make the playoffs. Also along with Galena and Frontenac in that district are Baxter Springs, Parsons, Caney Valley, and Columbus. Caney Valley, Parsons and Galena are all 3-0 on the year, while Frontenac is 2-1, Baxter 1-2, and Columbus 0-3. 

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Craw-Kan “Your Technology Partner" and Sports in Kansas will once again be in partnership over the 2018-2019 school year to release a "Craw-Kan Team of the Week" for the fifth consecutive season.

"I am looking forward to this partnership again for another year with Craw-Kan and highlighting teams from the SEK area to not only a local platform but also giving them statewide reach on our network, it's became quite the popular feature over the last five years," said Sports in Kansas CEO, Chet Kuplen. "Not only does this help athletes and teams to be promoted for their achievements, it also lets the area know what all the new products that Craw-Kan has to offer, including new gigabit fiber now in the the area. Also that Craw-Kan is now in Frontenac and Pittsburg. It's also going to several other areast in Southeast Kansas” 

"Craw-Kan offers all your technology needs in the area from internet to web design and cell phones to security systems." said Craw-Kan Marketing Manager, Zach Adams. "We have a lot of new products including the fastest internet in the area in the new gigabit fiber, we are also in Frontenac and Pittsburg with our service. We are very excited with all the new products we have to offer to the area."

Nominations will be accepted from every Friday-Sunday, with the "Craw-Kan Team of the Week" being released every Monday on Sports in Kansas (Kansas-Sports.com). Teams must be nominated via email or twitter. 

Teams must be from the following leagues in the Southeast Kansas area to be eligible: SEK, CNC, TRL, plus Erie, Pittsburg and Parsons. 

Craw-Kan and Sports in Kansas will also partner in releasing a "All Craw-Kan Team" for the Southeast Kansas area after postseason play has wrapped up. 

How to nominate?

email: sportsinkansas@gmail.com