Varsity Kansas

8-Man championship capsules

Baileyville vs. Quinter

When: 11:00 a.m. Saturday

Where: Fischer Field, Newton

Championships: Baileyville, 2008, 1982; Quinter, 1992, 1973

Baileyville (12-0)

AxtellW 50-0

HanoverW 28-14

BernW 60-0

BV-RandolphW 54-0

BurlingameW 56-8

WakefieldW 62-6

MDCVW 62-0

FrankfortW 49-0

ElwoodW 60-0

MadisonW 44-12

GoesselW 58-24

Pretty PrairieW 50-6

Quinter (11-1)

Golden PlainW 44-26

PalcoW 50-0

Sharon SpringsL 24-26

Wheatland-GrinnellW 58-12

Thunder RidgeW 42-28

StocktonW 46-0

TriplainsW 66-14

Hill CityW 38-12

Western PlainsW 48-0

Rock HillsW 56-6

MacksvilleW 50-0

Clifton-ClydeW 28-20

Players to watch

Baileyville: QB Kyle Haverkamp, 6-5, 170, sr.; RB/DB Ryan Huerter. 5-11, 155, sr.; TE/DL Logan Haug, 6-5, 230, jr.; OL/DL Nathan Haug, 6-2, 240, sr.; OL/DL Taylor Buessing, 6-3, 210, sr.; OL/LB Will Holthause, 5-10, 180, sr.

Quinter: QB Brady Reed, 6-1, 180, sr.; RB/LB Jordan Hargitt, 5-11, 190, sr.; WR/DB Matt Bird, 6-3, 175, sr.; OL/DL Zack Nemechek, 6-4, 240, sr.; OL/DL Cody Corwin, 6-2, 260, sr.; OL/DL Tatcher Deaton, 6-1, 230, sr.


* Baileyville returns five starters from last year's championship team.

* With Huerter, the Falcons predominantly run the football.

* Baileyville recorded six shutouts and averaged nearly 55, and their margin of victory was more than 30 points per game.

* Quinter coach Greg Woolf was diagnosed with cancer the Tuesday before the Bulldogs lost to Sharon Springs. Woolf expects to coach Saturday, despite undergoing treatment earlier in the week at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

* Quinter threw the ball four times in last week's win over Clifton-Clyde.

* Three of the Bulldogs' offensive linemen weigh 230 pounds or more.

Baileyville coach Steve Tiernan: "Our kids' stats aren't great because the starters often came out of the game early. But I think that's more of strength than a weakness because if we have an injury then we have several kids who can come in and make plays."

Quinter coach Greg Woolf: "I told the guys when I was diagnosed (with cancer) that they can't use my condition as an excuse. We have goals no matter what has happened. I think I've gotten more strength from them than they have from me."

8-Man II Final

Hanover vs. Quivira Heights

When: 2:45 p.m. Saturday

Where: Fischer Field, Newton

Championships: Hanover, 2008, 1979; Quivira Heights, 1983

Hanover (11-1)

Thunder RidgeW 54-8

Baileyville B&BL 12-28

Clifton-ClydeW 36-34

FrankfortW 56-38

Blue ValleyW 48-0

HopeW 60-12

BernW 56-6

LinnW 48-0

AxtellW 46-20

WilsonW 64-14

CentreW 48-0

Beloit-St. JohnsW 58-12

Quivira Heights (10-2)

ClaflinW 70-36

MacksvilleL 6-18

VictoriaL 48-52

St. JohnW 80-20

South BarberW 50-28

ChaseW 52-6

BurrtonW 70-0

CunninghamW 48-0

AtticaW 52-0

HavilandW 46-0

Otis-BisonW 42-6

VictoriaW 42-20

Players to watch

Hanover: QB/DB Jerod Diederich, 6-3, 180, sr.; RB/DB Trevor Jueneman, 5-11, 165, sr.; RB/LB Ethan Diederich, 6-0, 180, so.; WR/LB Taylor Nicholson, 6-1, 180, sr.; OL/DL Derrick Gerard, 6-0, 200, sr.; OL/DL Connor Hynek, 6-2, 195, jr.; OL/DL Chad Alexander, 6-5, 200, sr.

Quivira Heights: QB Gunner Phelan, 6-0, 165, jr.; WR Jacob Ingham, 6-0, 185, sr.; WR Tyler Riedel, 6-0, 160, sr.; TE Taylor Siemson, 5-10, 180, jr.; OL Brenton Turner, 6-0, 200, sr.; OL Joe Kratzer, 6-1, 175, sr.


* Hanover is making its third consecutive trip to the championship game. Over the past two seasons the Wildcats are 35-3

* Quarterback Jerod Diederich has led a prolific Hanover passing attack (1,100 yards, 22 touchdowns and three interceptions), The trio of Jerod and Ethan Diederich and Trevor Jueneman have combined for 1,692 rushing yards and 38 touchdowns.

* Hanover has a turnover margin of plus 18.

* After starting the season 1-2, Quivira Heights has won nine in a row by an average of 45 points, including three shutouts.

* Coach Phelan played for the Thunderbirds and also had a previous stint as coach back in the '90s. This is his first year back.

* Quivira Heights likes to throw the ball often. Phelan has thrown for nearly 2,000 yards, while Ingham has caught 64 passes.

Hanover coach Matt Heuer: "Our defense has played well all season and our offense has continued to get better. We have to use our speed and quickness to help offset our lack of size."

Quivira Heights coach John Phelan: "After we lost two of our first three games, it was kind of a wakeup call to us. At that point we came together and have played really well since."