Craw-Kan Team of the Week: St. Paul Indians

St. Paul has been named Craw-Kan team of the Week.
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
Oct 31, 2017

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The St. Paul Indians football team, led by head coach Keith Wiatrak, has been named the Craw-Kan "Your Community Technology Partner" Team of the Week from the Southeast Kansas area with their 37-18 victory over Sedan on Thursday.

The win put the Indians into the playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2003-2004. Keaton Kennedy led the charge with 128 yards rushing, while Braven Born picked up 79 yards rushing for SP. St. Paul had 266 rushing yards in the contest as a team. Foreign exhange student, Alejandro Mate, also highlighted the night as he kicked a 39-yard field goal in the contest. The kick was seen across the Sports in Kansas twitter/instagagram feeds on Thursday night and became quite popular, as it's pretty uncommon to see field goals in the 8-man ranks. Gage Girk of South Central (Coldwater, KS) has the longest 8-man kick in the country this year at 46 yards. Mate's kick definitely had that range. 

St. Paul will be back in action in the 8M-I playoffs this Friday as they travel to take on the Central Burden Raiders (5-4) on the road in the first round. St. Paul is 8-1 on the year with a 4-0 record in the Three Rivers League. SP only loss came to the district champion, West Elk Patriots. 


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 ( 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?