The second week of Kansas high school football presents a good lineup of Eastern Kansas League and Sunflower League matchups.
One of the most intriguing will be Blue Valley West at Blue Valley. Both teams are undefeated and in The Star’s big-class rankings.
Here’s to hoping my predictions are more on point this week.
Week 1 record: 2-3
Blue Valley West (1-0) at Blue Valley (1-0)
It is only Week 2, but this matchup could have big implications in the Eastern Kansas League race. Blue Valley West is coming off a win against Lawrence and Blue Valley shutout Shawnee Mission Northwest last week.
Prediction: Blue Valley 28, Blue Valley West 21
Gardner Edgerton (0-1) at Bishop Miege (1-0)
In another strong EKL matchup, Gardner Edgerton will look to bounce back from a Week 1 loss against Bishop Miege. It will not be easy, since Miege was firing on all cylinders with three passing touchdowns from Ryan Willis, in addition to a safety and a touchdown on a fumble return by the defense.
Prediction: Bishop Miege 24, Gardner Edgerton 14
Olathe North (1-0) at Lawrence Free State (1-0)
This is the Sunflower League’s best offering this week with a pair of undefeated and talented teams. Olathe North traveled to Arkansas last week and picked up a victory, while Lawrence Free State defeated Sunflower League foe Shawnee Mission West.
Prediction: Olathe North 27, Lawrence Free State 24
Olathe East (1-0) at Olathe South (1-0)
Olathe East defeated Garden City last week, with three touchdowns from quarterback Chase Miller. Olathe South defeated Hutchinson with a pair of touchdowns from Jake Seurer.
Prediction: Olathe East 24, Olathe South 21
Shawnee Mission South (1-0) at Shawnee Mission East (1-0)
Both teams cruised to blowout victories in Week 1, which could mean good things for this matchup. SM South defeated SM North and SM East shut out Gardner Edgerton.
Prediction: Shawnee Mission East 35, Shawnee Mission South 24
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