Varsity Kansas

Best 2011 football season opener

The season openers for football are just a little more than a week away, so I’m asking you, what are the best openers?

Is it Heights vs. Carroll? The history between these two programs is excellent. Heights shut out Carroll in 2010 — and the two ended up playing in the Class 6A and 5A title games. Carroll shut out Heights in 2009 and lost to Hutch in the 5A semifinals, while Heights went to the 6A title game.

Maybe it’s Rose Hill and Buhler? Beloit and Concordia? Northwest and Kapaun? Derby and Salina Central? Hutchinson and Rockhurst (Mo.)? Andover Central at Goddard? Wellington at Andale?

I’m sure there’s more to look at.

But what makes a great opener? Is it what the teams are expected to do this year? What they did last year? The rivalry?