For the second consecutive week, the Girard Trojans football team have earned the Craw-Kan "Your Community Technology Partner" Team of the Week from the Southeast Kansas area for their performance last Friday.
Girard went just 4-5 during the regular season but pulled off a huge upset of number five ranked Columbus, 28-24, on Friday at home.
Girard jumped out to a 16-0 lead on an Eric Wilson touchdown and an Isaiah Fisher pick-6. Columbus pulled within 16-8 at halftime, and tied the game at 16 in the third quarter on a 35-yard touchdown run by Keenan Stanley.
Girard would answer right back as Wilson hit Shane Redfern on a touchdown pass for a 22-16 lead. Columbus took its only lead 24-22 later in the third quarter on Kale Smith’s second touchdown run. But Wilson responded again with the winning points on a 15-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. The upset win capped off quite a week for Wilson who was officially his Offer of Appointment to the Naval Academy earlier in the week.
The Trojans qualified for the playoffs as a district champion via the district marginal point tiebreaker last week after their win over Iola. Girard lost to Columbus 22-6 earlier this season. Hats off to the Trojans and head coach Leon Miller. Girard has a huge test with Topeka Hayden this week in the 4A-II playoffs, where only eight teams remain.
Craw-Kan “Your Technology Partner" and Sports in Kansas will once again be in partnership over the 2016-2017 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 now in the the area. Also that Craw-Kan is now in 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 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
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?