Pittsburg High knocked off the defending Missouri Class 4 champion Harrisonville Wildcats, 37-21 on Friday night at Hutchinson Field in Pittsburg to earn Craw-Kan "Your Community Technology Parnter" Team of the Week honors.
Why is this so impressive? Harrisonville won last year’s opener 28-7 in a game in which Pittsburg lost quarterback Chase Curtis to injury and went on to commit six turnovers. Entering Friday, Harrisonville was ranked No. 2 in Missouri Class 4 and carrying a 2-0 record with two weeks of game experience over the Purple Dragons.
What’s more impressive is that Pittsburg also replaced nine defensive starters from a year ago. Curtis opened his senior season passing for 260 yards and three touchdowns including two touchdown tosses and 160 yards to junior Dylan White. This victory was an eye-opener for many, and could spring-board the Purple Dragons to a solid 2017 season.
The Purple Dragons, who left the SEK league last year in football, are back in action this Friday as they play an old SEK rival in Chanute.
Craw-Kan “Your Technology Partner" and Sports in Kansas will once again be in partnership over the 2017-2018 school year to release a "Craw-Kan Team of the Week".
"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 three or four years," 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?