In the second year ever of 4A-II football, the Girard Trojans have claimed back-to-back district titles, going 3-0 in their district to earn the Craw-Kan "Your Community Technology Partner" Team of the Week from the Southeast Kansas area. The Trojans earned the title with a 28-14 victory over Iola on Thursday night in Girard.
The Trojans put together a big second half as they trailed the Mustangs by one point at halftime (14-13). Girard's 11 play 99 yard scoring drive on their first possession of the third quarter put the Trojans up 21-14 after a 15 yard touchdown by quarterback Eric Wilson. The Trojans would also tack on a fourth quarter touchdown to increase the lead for a final score of 28-14 as they shut out Iola in the second half. Trey Eaton led GHS with 122 yards rushing in the game.
Girard, under head coach Leon Miller, improved to 6-3 on the season and will host Frontenac in the first round of the 4A-II playoffs on Friday.
Craw-Kan “Your Technology Partner" and Sports in Kansas will once again be in partnership over the 2015-2016 school year to release a "Craw-Kan Team of the Week".
"I am again excited for this partnership 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," said Sports in Kansas Managing Partner, 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 coming to the area. Also the announcement that Craw-Kan is coming to Frontenac and Pittsburg”
"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 coming to 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
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?