NORTHEAST KANSAS – Washington County, Republic County and Hanover all are still standing in their respective classes in the Kansas High School State Football Playoffs.
After defeating Jefferson County North in the first round of the Class 2-1A playoffs, 18-0, the Washington County Tigers have advanced to the quarterfinals.
They will be playing a St. Mary’s Colgan team that defeated Olpe in the first round, 42-21.
The Tigers are now 8-2 on the season, with losses to Troy and Hoisington. They are both still in the playoffs, as well.
They will play the Panthers on Friday at Pittsburg.
The Buffaloes have also advanced to the quarterfinals in Class 2-1A by defeating Sedgwick, 24-21, in the first round.
They now have to face Plainville, who defeated Elkhart in the first round, 49-6.
Republic County has battled back to .500 by winning four of their last five games. They are 5-5 on the season.
The Buffaloes will play the Cardinals on Friday at Belleville.
After finishing Runner-Up in 8M-I last season, Hanover may be even better this year. They have advanced to the 8M-II Semifinals after wins over Beloit St. Johns-Tipton (38-12) and Hutchinson Central Christian (62-6). Hutchinson Central Christian won their opener before losing to Hanover, 108-62.
The Wildcats will now play Pike Valley, who is 11-1 on the season. The matchup is on Friday at Hanover.
Hanover is now 10-0 on the season.