Turnovers doom SM East in Kansas 6A state championship

Down seven points with 14 seconds left in the game, Shawnee Mission East had one more chance to win its first state title. Instead, the drive ended after just two plays with an interception and the Lancers lost 28-21 to Derby in the Kansas Class 6A state championship game on Saturday at Washburn University.

Shawnee Mission East searching for Lancers’ first state title

When Dustin Delaney accepted the head coaching job at Shawnee Mission East in May he had a simple message. He told his Lancers he wanted to go to the state championship. “We were a little shocked at first by his confidence, but we all bought in just like he told us to, and good things happened,” senior fullback Luke Taylor said.