Eight different Piper Pirates football players earned awards at last weekend's KCK Preps Awards Presentation. Head coach Chris Brindle and linebacker Colton Beebe took home two of the top three awards.
Check out some photos from last weekend's awards show at The Legends Theatre in KCK!
Here's a look at Piper Pirates quarterback Tanner Eikenbary.
Despite missing nearly half the season, Mill Valley Jaguars running back Kendall Short finished with over 700 yards of total offense and 12 touchdowns.
Entering tonight, all three losses on the Harmon Hawks football team’s record were by two points.
Schlagle lost their first game of the season to Bonner Springs on the road 41-34, while the Hawks lost a late battle against Turner at home 28-22.
Harmon led the game late in the fourth quarter, but lost their fourth game by under seven points this year.
DeSoto 48, BISHOP WARD 6
Leavenworth 49, WYANDOTTE 0
HIAWATHA 40, Sumner Academy 14
BASEHOR-LINWOOD 42, Jefferson West 14
Lansing 33, WASHINGTON 13
(No score from Piper-Atchison)
Admittedly, I don't know too much about the three other teams in Wyandotte's district - Shawnee Mission Northwest, Shawnee Mission North and Lawrence.
What I do know is this year is very similar to last year - Wyandotte's entering with a 2-4 record - one that's better against most of the other teams in the district.
However, there are some key differences in those records.
The Shawnee Mission teams and Lawrence have played some stiffer competition.
Still, there's a chance for Wyandotte to sneak out. The three other teams are a combined 2-16, meaning that stiff schedules aside, that's still a lot of losses.
Here's what Wyandotte needs to do:
1. Find a healthy balance on offense - Jammie Nunnally and Duane Smith have each had some nice games this season. In district play, though, more balance will be needed. They are one of the few teams that's scored six points and over 40 points this season. They put up a nice number on Schlagle through three quarters, but could only score six against Harmon.
2. An offensive line has to find consistency - Justin Lockery is one of the best offensive lineman in the city. However, Wyandotte's offensive line has been one of the more interesting to watch. At times against Schlagle, it looked dominant. At other times against Schlagle, they did not. The offensive line needs to play mad in the next three weeks.
3. Mistake free football - Yeah, this is easy. But as bad as that Schlagle-Wyandotte score looked a few weeks back, it would not have been nearly as bad if Wyandotte kept the mistakes to a minimum. Schlagle scored 28 on either turnovers or when Wyandotte turned the ball over on downs. Schlagle was still the better team that night, but the Bulldogs were nice enough to give them some early Christmas presents, to which Schlagle gladly opened. When they play smart, Wyandotte can be a dangerous team. Nunnally is an athletic freak in the backfield and Duane Smith has "burners" and can rip a long-one anytime.
Can Wyandotte advance? Sure.
I was impressed at how well their defense cameback after the 68-point explosion they gave up to Schlagle. They held a really good Harmon offense to just 14 points.
But like most Kansas City Kansas - Atchison League teams, they will be considered the underdog.