The Star’s high school football rankings were selected by the high school sports staff.
1. Lee’s Summit West
Friday at Winnetonka
The passing and running games are already clicking, and the defense has been stout.
2. Fort Osage
Friday at Lee’s Summit
The Indians solidified their place in the poll with an upset of Blue Springs, two-time defending state champions.
3. Shawnee Mission East
Friday at Gardner Edgerton
The Lancers return 16 starters after finishing second in Kansas Class 6A last season.
4. Blue Springs
Friday at Blue Springs South
For the first time since Sept. 14, 2012, the Wildcats are looking to bounce back from a loss.
5. Olathe North
Friday at Rogers Heritage (Ark.)
The Eagles have two Division I commits in tight end Josh Moore (Ohio State) and linebacker Marcel Spears (Iowa State).
6. Blue Valley
Friday at SM Northwest
The Tigers, who won the Kansas Class 5A title last year, will be tested as they make the jump to Class 6A.
7. Lee’s Summit
Friday vs. Fort Osage
The Tigers have scored 122 points in two weeks, and quarterback Drew Lock already has 11 touchdowns.
Friday at Bentonville (Ark.)
The Hawklets had no answer last week for Webb City, which has won four straight Missouri Class 4 titles.
9. Blue Valley Northwest
Friday vs. Bishop Miege
If the Huskies can train their new offensive line, running back Miles Alexander should be poised for another big year.
10. Blue Valley West
Beat Lawrence on Thursday
The Jaguars have won back-to-back regional championships in Kansas Class 5A.
1. Bishop Miege
Friday at Blue Valley Northwest
Kansas commit Ryan Willis will lead the Stags’ move to Kansas Class 4A after a 5A regional title.
Friday at Liberty North
The Bulldogs are rolling behind tailback Reagan Frakes, who has run for six touchdowns in two weeks.
Friday vs. Lansing
Linebacker Colton Beebe will lead the Pirates in their quest for a fifth consecutive Kansas Class 4A district title.
Friday vs. Clinton
The Celtics have been an early season surprise, securing road victories at Richmond and Oak Grove.
Friday vs. Spring Hill
The Panthers lost a lot of talent from last year’s sectional championship team, which went 11-2.