Olathe North senior tight end Josh Moore, who committed to KU in the fall, will not be signing with Kansas next Wednesday, Moore announced on his Twitter account on Tuesday evening. Moore, who is reportedly still considering Missouri, told Scout.com he will not sign with a school until after national signing day, Feb. 4.
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The toughest loss for a high school football team to endure is a setback in a state championship game. That thought was never far away from the minds of the seniors on this season’s Shawnee Mission East squad. That resolve was evident throughout the Lancers’ 33-14 victory over Hutchinson on Saturday in the Kansas Class 6A championship game.
Junior halfback Dawson Downing, who was instrumental as the Stags completed an undefeated season by knocking off Topeka Hayden 42-35 in the Kansas Class 4A Division I state championship game, is a major part of the Bishop Miege nucleus that returns next season for the five-time state champs.
With first-year coach Randy Dreiling at the helm, the Saints of St. Thomas Aquinas High School put together one of the most successful football seasons in school history and made it to the Kansas Class 5A state championship game. Although Aquinas lost to Wichita’s Bishop Carroll 39-7, Odermann saw the experience as one the Saints can easily use as a stepping stone for next year.
For the first time in school history, Bishop Miege won 13 games. Its latest triumph, a hard-fought 42-35 victory over Topeka Hayden on Saturday for the Kansas 4A Division I championship, was the fifth state title in school history, and the first since 2009.
The Shawnee Mission East Lancers beat Hutchinson 33-14 on Saturday to finish with a perfect 13-0 record and their first state football championship in school history. It was a dominating performance by SM East in the second half.
Kansas-bound quarterback Ryan Willis’ unique decision making abilities have helped him lead Bishop Miege to the Kansas Class 4A Division I state title game. The Stags will face Topeka Hayden at 1 p.m. at the Hummer Sports Complex in Topeka.