1. Shawnee Mission East (1-0, 0-0)
Last week: Defeated Gardner Edgerton 40-0
Veteran quarterback Gunnar Englund led the Lancers to a dominant victory with three touchdowns through the air and another on the ground.
2. Olathe North (1-0, 0-0)
Last week: Defeated Rogers Heritage (Ark.) 18-13
The Eagles’ road trip proved fruitful as they returned from Arkansas with coach Gene Wier’s 200th victory in the program.
3. Olathe East (1-0, 0-0)
Last week: Defeated Garden City 26-14
Chase Miller was efficient in his first career start, throwing for two touchdowns and running for another in the first half.
4. Olathe South (1-0, 0-0)
Last week: Defeated Hutchinson 24-2
Jake Seurer scored the first and last touchdowns and led the Falcons to an out-of-district victory against a perennial powerhouse.
5. Lawrence Free State (1-0, 1-0)
Last week: Defeated Shawnee Mission West 20-14
Bryce Torneden threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the Firebirds kicked off the season with a Sunflower League victory.
6. Shawnee Mission West (0-1, 0-1)
Last week: Lost to Lawrence Free State 20-14
The Vikings answered the first two scores with a pair of touchdowns from Asher Goldston, but gave up the winning drive in the fourth quarter.
7. Lawrence (0-1, 0-0)
Last week: Lost to Blue Valley West 37-13
Lawrence will have to step up its pass defense after giving up three touchdowns through the air last week.
8. Shawnee Mission South (1-0, 1-0)
Last week: Defeated Shawnee Mission North 42-14
Shawnee Mission South has a lot of positives to take away from its high-scoring first Sunflower League victory.
9. Leavenworth (1-0, 0-0)
Last week: Defeated Great Bend 19-0
The Pioneers lost their top offensive performer to graduation last year, but the returners filled in nicely in the shutout.
10. Olathe Northwest (0-1, 0-0)
Last week: Lost to Hays 12-10
The Ravens rallied through the early evening showers to take a lead, but gave up the winning touchdown drive in the final minutes.
11. Shawnee Mission Northwest (0-1, 0-0)
Last week: lost to Blue Valley 29-0
The Cougars had trouble with red zone defense, giving up four touchdowns of seven yards or less. They also had a punt blocked for a safety.
12. Shawnee Mission North (0-1, 0-1)
Last week: Lost to Shawnee Mission South 42-14
SM North’s struggles continued as the Indians’ current losing streak hit 20 games, spanning three seasons.
EASTERN KANSAS LEAGUE
1. Blue Valley (1-0, 0-0)
Last week: Defeated Shawnee Mission Northwest 29-0
The Class 5A defending state champions looked sharp in their return to action. AJ Totta ran for two touchdowns.
2. Bishop Miege (1-0, 1-0)
Last week: Defeated Blue Valley Northwest 51-36
The Stags delivered a shock as Kansas commit Ryan Willis threw for three touchdowns. The team also had a safety and a fumble return.
3. Blue Valley West (1-0, 0-0)
Last week: Defeated Lawrence 37-13
QB Zev Mallin settled into his starting role nicely with three passing touchdowns and a pair of two-point conversions.
4. Blue Valley Northwest (0-1, 0-1)
Last week: Lost to Bishop Miege 51-36
The Huskies stumbled, but quarterback Zack Zegunis was on point, with 409 passing yards and four touchdowns in the loss.
5. St. Thomas Aquinas (1-0, 0-0)
Last week: Defeated Mill Valley 34-24
The Saints won coach Randy Dreiling’s debut with a 68-yard rushing touchdown and 94-yard kickoff return from James Cosentino.
6. Gardner Edgerton (0-1, 0-0)
Last week: Lost to Shawnee Mission East 40-0
The Trailblazers gave up three touchdowns on the ground and another three through the air to the Class 6A runners-up.
7. Blue Valley Southwest (1-0, 1-0)
Last week: Defeated Blue Valley North 26-19
Veteran quarterback Luke Wilmes threw for one touchdown and ran for two more, while Jon Myer led the special teams on a TD after a blocked punt.
8. Blue Valley North (0-1, 0-1)
Last week: Lost to Blue Valley Southwest 26-19
The Andy Sims era started with a loss, but the Mustangs should be pleased with the versatility as three players contributed touchdowns.
OTHER 913 COVERAGE AREA SCHOOLS
1. St. James Academy (1-0, independent)
Last week: Defeated Pleasant Hill 35-7
Trey Keith connected with four different targets for touchdown passes and rushed for another in the Thunder’s victory.
2. De Soto (1-0, 0-0)
Last week: Defeated Harmon 70-8
De Soto scored 56 points in the first two quarters, while holding Harmon to just one touchdown in four quarters.
3. Mill Valley (0-1, 0-0)
Last week: Lost to St. Thomas Aquinas 34-24
The Jaguars dug themselves a hole by giving up four consecutive touchdowns in the middle of the game.
4. Spring Hill (1-0, 1-0)
Last week: Defeated Paola 14-13
Spring Hill fell behind in overtime, but answered with a one-yard touchdown and two-point conversion to escape with a victory.