This weeks Craw-Kan Team of the Week from Southeast Kansas is the Girard High School football team led by head coach Neal Philpot. GHS knocked off previously unbeaten Columbus on Friday to give the school its first playoff victory since 2016.
The Trojans entered district play as the underdog but have a very decieving record with two of their losses coming to unscheduled/unfamilar opponents. Girard won the Friday contest 29-18 after losing this same game in week three of the season, 26-7.
Sophomore quarterback Luke Niggamen was huge for the Trojans accounting for three total touchdowns, two touchdown passes and a touchdown run. Niggament had td passes to Mason Huebner and Logan Thomas in the game. Connor Olivera also scored a 17-yard touchdown for the games first score. Girard has one of the better offensive and defensive lines in Southeast Kansas this season but turnovers have nagged the Trojans in losses this year. When the Trojans can put it all togehter they are a very difficult out for anyone. Garrett Humble also had a field goal in the contest for Girard.
Girard (4-5) moves onto the second found of the playoffs where they will face Prairie View on the road in LaCygne on Friday. PV knocked off Caney Valley 44-16 in the first round and is 7-1 on the year.
Craw-Kan “Your Technology Partner" and Sports in Kansas will once again be in partnership over the 2020-2021 school year to release a "Craw-Kan Team of the Week" for the seventh 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 six or seven 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. We are also doing a Craw-Kan All-Access show this year with video of interviews with athletes that will feature reporter Bethany Bowman.”
"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-Wednesday 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?
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