CLASS 6A

WICHITA HEIGHTS 48, OLATHE NORTH 14

TOPEKA (AP) — Dreamius Smith ran for 286 yards and four touchdowns to lead Wichita Heights over Olathe North 48-14 to claim the Class 6A state championship.

CLASS 6A
WICHITA HEIGHTS 48, OLATHE NORTH 14
TOPEKA (AP) — Dreamius Smith ran for 286 yards and four touchdowns to lead Wichita Heights over Olathe North 48-14 to claim the Class 6A state championship.
The game was a rematch of last year’s championship game in which Olathe North won 37-3. This time, there was never any doubt Saturday as the Falcons burst out to a 28-0 halftime lead.
Smith scored on runs of 85, 60, 30 and 10 yards to help Wichita Heights (13-0) win its first championship. Quarterback Matt Reed ran for 127 yards and two touchdowns, and passed for another score.
Most of Olathe North’s (11-2) offense came down the stretch after the game was out of hand. Eagles quarterback Victor Simmons hooked up with Adonis Saunders for touchdowns of 79 and 18 yards.

CLASS 5A
BLUE VALLEY-STILWELL 35, BISHOP CARROLL 14
EMPORIA — The Blue Valley-Stilwell Tigers continued to ride the hot arm of quarterback Kyle Zimmerman, who threw three touchdown passes against Bishop Carroll in the Class 5A state championship game after passing for six touchdowns against Gardner-Edgerton last week.
Blue Valley scored 21 consecutive points to start the game and the Tigers won 35-14 as Bishop Carroll scored 14 points too little, too late.
Zimmerman passed for 251 yards. Justin Fulks led Blue Valley with 76 rushing yards on 27 carries and caught four passes for an additional 73 yards. Paul DeBey paced Blue Valley with seven receptions for 90 yards.
Tyler Nance threw two touchdowns and two interceptions for Bishop Carroll on 10 of 19 passing, accounting for 78 yards.

CLASS 4A
LOUISBURG 24, HOLTON 14
SALINA (AP) — Louisburg overcame a 10-0 first quarter deficit against Holton to claim the Kansas Class 4A football title 24-16.
Quarterback Kody Cook threw two touchdown passes and returned an interception for a third Saturday to lead Louisburg (14-0) to its first state championship.
Garrett Griffin led Louisburg with 154 yards rushing and three receptions for 58 yards.
Holton went into halftime with a 10-7 lead. Louisburg tied the game with a field goal in the third quarter and took the lead in the fourth with a 43-yard pass from Cook to Griffin.
Louisburg scored again 74 seconds later when Cook ran an interception back 54 yards to give his team a 24-10 lead.
Brentt Donaldson led Holton (11-3) with 98 yards rushing and Drake Lovvorn ran for 89.

CLASS 3A
SILVER LAKE 27, CONWAY SPRINGS 21
HUTCHINSON (AP) — Keenan Kruger threw for two touchdowns and ran for one as Silver Lake beat Conway Springs 27-21 to claim the Kansas Class 3A state football title.
Conway Springs had won five state championships in the last 10 years, four of them against the Eagles. But on Saturday, Silver Lake used a strong defense to slow the Cardinals’ potent running game and pulled away in the fourth quarter.
With the game tied 7-7 at halftime, Silver Lake opened the third quarter with a 54-yard touchdown pass from Kruger to Brit Dewey, who grabbed the ball between four Cardinal defenders.
Conway Springs quickly answered with a 33-yard touchdown run by Cory Misak to tie the game at 14-14.
Silver Lake scored twice in the fourth quarter to seal the win.