Recap: 2014 State Football Playoffs

Rossville captured its first ever state championship on Saturday in Hutchinson. (photo:Shari Gentry)
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
Dec 1, 2014

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2014 State Football Champions

6A

Shawnee Mission East (13-0) cruised to a perfect season with a 33-14 victory over Hutchinson in the 6A state title game in Emporia. East under second year head coach Dustin Delaney captured the schools first ever state title in its second consecutive year in the 6A state championship game. Delaney, now 24-2 as the head coach of the Lancers, has seven playoff wins in his two years at East. Prior to his arrival East had seven playoff wins in the playoff era (1969-present). 

5A

Bishop Carroll (13-0) finished the perfect season with a dominating second half in Pittsburg on Saturday in the 5A state championship. St. Thomas Aquinas led at half (7-6) but the Saints would be shut out in the second half as Carroll scored 33 points in the final two quarters to win 39-7.The Carroll offensive combination of Colton Howell and Denzel Goolsby with the dominating Golden Eagle defense proved to be the perfect formula in 2014.  Alan Schuckman captured his second state title as head coach of the Golden Eagles, his last one coming just two years ago (2012). Carroll now had three state football titles (1978, 2012, 2014).

4A-I

Bishop Miege (13-0) survived it's closest test of the season in the 4A-I state championship with its 42-35 victory over Topeka Hayden at Hummer Sports Park in Topeka. Miege was led all season long by KU commit, Ryan Willis, and junior running back, Dawson, Downing. Head coach Jon Holmes captured his first state title as the head coach of the Stags. Miege also became the first ever 4A-I state champion with the new 4A split. The Stags last title came in 2009 when they won 4A. Miege now has five state titles in football (1972, 1975, 1977, 2009, 2014).

4A-II

Andale, under head coach Gary O'Hair, captured its first state title in seven years with their dominating 49-6 victory over Columbus on Saturday in Salina. The Indians dominted the 4A-II playoffs by outscoring opponents 202-to-51 over four post season games. Andale competed at the 4A level for years, winning back-to-back titles in 2006 and 2007. Expect the Indians to be no stranger to the 4A-II title game for years to come.  Many think this Andale squad would have been in the same situation if they played in 4A-I this season, their dominating victories over Buhler and McPherson in week one and two help suggest that. 

3A

Rossville had never captured a state title until Saturday in football and what a way to do so with their 21-14 victory over previously undefeated Scott City in the 3A state championship in Hutchinson. Junior Tucker Horak's score with 28 seconds left in the ball game would give Rossville (13-0) the lead and their first ever state title. Derick Hammes, in his second year at Rossville, is now 26-1 at the head coach of the Bulldogs. He is also 3-1 against Silver Lake, their rival five miles away, a team who was 8-0 against Rossville in the 3A sub-state championship from 2002-2013. 

2-1A

Olpe captured its first ever state championshp on Saturday in Hays with a 26-24 victory over Ell-Saline. Olpe would stop Ell-Saline late in the fourth quarter on a two point conversion to prevent Saturdays game from going into overtime. Chris Schmidt's Eagles finished at 12-1 in 2014 and won their last 12 games of the year after dropping the opening game of the season to La Crosse in a neutral site game in Newton. 

8M-I

Central Plains, under head coach Chris Steiner, captured their first ever state championship since the consolidation of their school (Claflin, Bushton-Quivira Heights) in the 8M-I state championship in Newton with a 42-30 win over previously undefeated Hanover. Layne Bieberle and Braden Crites proved to be one of the best WR/QB combos in Kansas for 2014 as they led the Oilers to a perfect 13-0 record. The Central Prairie League brought home two 8-man titles in 2014 with Victoria winning it all in 8M-II, a team Central Plains beat 42-24 in week one. 

8M-II

Victoria

The Knights won 12 consecutive games on the season after their week one loss to eventual 8M-I state champion, Central Plains, in week one of the season. Victoria, under head coach Doug Oberle, dominated the state championship game with a 52-8 victory over Argonia-Attica in Newton for the 8M-II crown. 

Playoff Scores week by week


Class 6A
First Round
SM East 35, Lawrence 7
SM West 26, Olathe South 20
Olathe North 68, SM North 20
Blue Valley 48, SM South 7
Derby 39, Wichita East 7
Hutchinson 64, Topeka High 46
Junction City 17, Wichita West 6
Free State 27, Wichita NW 16

Sectionals
SM East 41, SM West 0
Olathe North 27, Blue Valley 14
Hutchinson 35, Derby 28
Free State 37, Junction City 17

Substate
SM East 36, Olathe North 35 (2 OT)
Hutchinson 42, Free State 14

Championship
SM East 33, Hutchinson 14

Class 5A
First Round
Leavenworth 35, Topeka Seaman 6
Aqunas 23, Bonner Springs 15
Shawnee Heights 45, Lansing 7
Pittsburg 42, Mill Valley 21
Bishop Carroll 67, Goddard 0
Wichita Heights 10, Salina Central 7
Salina South 19, Wichita Kapaun 14
Maize South 36, Liberal 0

Sectionals
Aquinas 27, Leavenworth 7
Shawnee Heights 34, Pittsburg 14
Bishop Carroll 48, Wichita Heights 7
Salina South 49, Maize South 28

Substate
Aquinas 42, Shawnee Heights 41
Bishop Carroll 49, Salina South 0

Championship
Bishop Carroll 39, Aquinas 7

Class 4A-I
First Round
KC Piper 33, Spring Hill 0
Paola 27, Ottawa 21
Bishop Miege 63, Basehor-Linwood 0
Fort Scott 24, Baldwin 12
Andover Central 38, Augusta 33
Buhler 49, Ulysses 37
Topeka Hayden 40, Coffeyville 16
Mulvane 28, McPherson 25

Sectionals
KC Piper 24, Paola 14
Bishop Miege 47, Fort Scott 0
Buhler 38, Andover Central 14
Topeka Hayden 34, Mulvane 12

Semifinals
Biship Miege 62, KC Piper 7
Topeka Hayden 49, Buhler 19

Championship
Bishop Miege 42, Topeka Hayden 35

Class 4A-II
First Round
Holton 54, Osawatomie 8
Columbus 35, Girard 12
Santa Fe Trail 24, Jeff West 12
Frontenac 48, Burlington 13
Andale 49, Smoky Valley 18
Concordia 28, Pratt 20
Clearwater 14, Wamego 7
Holcomb 35, Colby 6

Sectionals
Columbus 22, Holton 21
Santa Fe Trail 14, Frontenac 13
Andale 47, Concordia 14
Holcomb 49, Clearwater 14

Substate
Columbus 44, Santa Fe Trail 12
Andale 57, Holcomb 13

Championship
Andale 49, Columbus 6

Class 3A
First Round
Sabetha 28, Nemaha Central 8
Silver Lake 60, Maur Hill 13
Wellsville 52, NE-Arma 0
Caney Valley 35, Riverton 27
Centralia 50, Horton 6
Rossville 56, Pleasant Ridge 0
Pittsburg-Colgan 46, Jayhawk-Linn 7
Galena 26, Neodesha 0
Chaparral 47, Bluestem 14
Halstead 54, SE-Saline 13
Minneapolis 59, Beloit 34
Hoisington 48, Cimarron 6
Wichita Collegiate 56, Conway Springs 34
Hesston 42, Hutch-Trinity 28
Norton 49, Riley County 14
Scott City 56, Ellsworth 0

Second Round
Silver Lake 28, Sabetha 7
Wellsville 11, Caney Valley 10
Rossville 35, Centralia 14
Pittsburg Colgan 35, Galena 18
Halstead 36, Chaparral 27
Minneapolis 17, Hoisington 14
Wichita Collegiate 61, Hesston 35
Scott City 55, Norton 20

Sectionals
Silver Lake 20, Wellsville 14 (OT)
Rossville 56, Colgan 19
Halstead 66, Minneapolis 14
Scott City 26, Wichita Collegiate 6

Semifinals
Rossville 21, Silver Lake 14
Scott City 20, Halstead 14 (OT)

Championship
Rossville 21, Scott City 14

Class 2-1A
First Round
Troy 50, Valley Heights 6
Lyndon 61, Marion 40
Onaga 26, Doniphan West 13
Olpe 56, Mission Valley 14
Ell-Saline 28, Sedgwick 20
La Crosse 34, Meade 0
Phillipsburg 22, Sacred Heart 15 (OT)
Oakley 28, Elkhart 14

Sectionals
Troy 23, Lyndon 0
Olpe 33, Onaga 22
Ell-Saline 28, La Crosse 12
Phillipsburg 48, Oakley 12

Semifinals
Olpe 36, Troy 28
Ell-Saline 22, Phillipsburg 21

Championship
Olpe 26, Ell-Saline 24

8-man I
First Round
Marais des Cygnes 42, Cedar Vale-Dexter 34
Osborne 66,  Peabody 44

Udall 62, Uniontown 12
Hanover 70, Madison 22
Central Plains 50, South Central 14
Spearville 52, Rawlins County 14
Little River 62, Pratt-Skyline 14
Ness City 36, Oberlin 32

Sectionals
Osborne 58, Marais des Cygnes 10
Hanover 62, Udall 14
Central Plains 42, Spearville 40
Ness City 40, Little River 28

Semifinals
Hanover 74, Osborne 44
Central Plains 32, Ness City 0

Championship
Central Plains 42, Hanover 30

8-man II
First Round
Axtell 78, Sylvan 28
Chetopa 76, Caldwell 54
Pike Valley 58, Chase 34
Argonia-Attica 84, Southern Coffey 40
Minneola 44, Satanta 32
Victoria 34, Hoxie 20
Ingalls 56, Stafford 6
Wallace County 45, St. John’s-Tipton 0

Sectionals
Axtell 42, Chetopa 34
Argonia-Attica 56, Pike Valley 32
Victoria 64, Minneola 12
Wallace County 52, Ingalls 6

Semifinals
Argonia-Attica 70, Axtell 44
Victoria 28, Wallace County 12

Championship
Victoria 52, Argonia-Attica 8