After starting out district play 1-2, the Girard Trojans football team got a key win on Friday night against Iola, 21-13, to improve to 4-3 on the season as they earn Craw Kan "Your Community Technology Partner" Team of the Week honors from Southeast Kansas.
Evan Troike stepped up big for the Trojans for their opening score taking a punt 70 yards to the house. Chandler Humble continued to shine as he had over 130 yards rushing and a score in the game. He also recovered a key fumble in the contest. Gage Chartiano caught a touchdown pass from Ty Norris in the game as well.
Girard has to win this week in the last regular season game of the year to keep their playoff hopes alive as the Trojans host Osawatomie (0-7). Girard currently sits at fifth place in the district and would need to finish in the top four to get a spot.
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?