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VK Top 25: Shake-up atop the rankings with late-season statements ahead of Week 7

Bishop Carroll takes Holy War in the Varsity Kansas Game of the Week

Bishop Carroll beat Kapaun 28-14 on Friday to clinch the 20th straight season that has happened. The Golden Eagles and Crusaders put on a show at Cessna Stadium.
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Bishop Carroll beat Kapaun 28-14 on Friday to clinch the 20th straight season that has happened. The Golden Eagles and Crusaders put on a show at Cessna Stadium.

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Derby had only shut out Hutchinson one time since 2004. Week 6 was a low point in Salthawk football at the hands of the Panthers.

Record: 6-0

Week 6: Derby 63, Hutchinson 0

Week 6 ranking: 1 (-)

Week 7: vs. No. 14 Campus (4-2)

Last meeting: Derby 48, Campus 20 (Week 8, 2017)

Prediction: Derby 42, Campus 14

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Traveling a few hours outside of Wichita is new for a lot of City League players, but Northwest handled it like pros.

Record: 6-0

Week 6: Wichita Northwest 61, Garden City 15

Week 6 ranking: 2 (-)

Week 7: vs. No. 16 Wichita Heights (4-2)

Last meeting: Wichita Northwest 37, Wichita Heights 20 (Week 2, 2017)

Prediction: Wichita Northwest 49, Wichita Heights 28

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Maize’s has finally allowed a point, but that might finally allow the Eagles to completely look beyond it and almost start the season again.

Record: 6-0

Week 6: Maize 42, Salina South 7

Week 6 ranking: 3 (-)

Week 7: vs. No. 11 Salina Central (5-1)

Last meeting: Maize 39, Salina Central 14 (Week 7, 2017)

Prediction: Maize 35, Salina Central 28

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Andale has five straight shutouts. Four of those have been at least 50-point shutouts. It’s perfectly possible those streaks will extend Friday.

Record: 6-0

Week 6: Andale 55, No. 16 Collegiate 0

Week 6 ranking: 6 (+2)

Week 7: at Clearwater (4-2)

Last meeting: Andale 50, Clearwater 0 (Week 5, 2017)

Prediction: Andale 48, Clearwater 0

Andale clinched its fifth straight shutout win Friday against Collegiate. The Indians are still undefeated in Class 3A and AVCTL IV.

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Carroll beat Kapaun for the 20th year in a row Friday. The Eagles now hit the much easier tail end of their season.

Record: 4-2

Week 6: Bishop Carroll 28, No. 10 Kapuan 14

Week 6 ranking: 6 (+1)

Week 7: vs. Wichita North (2-4)

Last meeting: Bishop Carroll 48, Wichita North 7 (Week 5, 2015)

Prediction: Bishop Carroll 56, Wichita North 7

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It’s not the Pups’ fault, but Buhler (3-3) is the strongest team they have played this season and will play until the playoffs.

Record: 6-0

Week 6: McPherson 63, Augusta 6

Week 6 ranking: 4 (-1)

Week 7: at Rose Hill (0-6)

Last meeting: McPherson 35, Rose Hill 0 (Week 5, 2017)

Prediction: McPherson 56, Rose Hill 7

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Pratt now has five shutouts this season and hasn’t allowed a point since Week 2 at Halstead.

Record: 6-0

Week 6: Pratt 42, Hugoton 0

Week 6 ranking: 7 (-)

Week 7: vs. Holcomb (3-3)

Last meeting: Holcomb 19, Pratt 14 (Week 8, 2017)

Prediction: Pratt 35, Holcomb 0

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The past four meetings between Chaparral and Conway Springs have all gone to the home team.

Record: 6-0

Week 6: Chaparral 30, No. 20 Garden Plain 21

Week 6 ranking: 9 (+1)

Week 7: vs. No. 9 Conway Springs (6-0)

Last meeting: Conway Springs 53, Chaparral 19 (Week 9, 2017)

Prediction: Chaparral 35, Conway Springs 34

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Conway Springs hasn’t lost during the regular season since 2016. That came at Chaparral, this week’s road opponent.

Record: 6-0

Week 6: Conway Springs 68, Remington 20

Week 6 ranking: 8 (-1)

Week 7: at No. 8 Chaparral (6-0)

Last meeting: Conway Springs 53, Chaparral 19 (Week 9, 2017)

Prediction: Chaparral 35, Conway Springs 34

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Goddard hit 40 points for the first time this season. A good sign for the Lions, but last year at this time, they had three 40-point wins.

Record: 5-1

Week 6: Goddard 40, No. 18 Valley Center 27

Week 6 ranking: 11 (+1)

Week 7: at No. 19 Maize South

Last meeting: Maize South 41, Goddard 34 (Week 1, 2015)

Prediction: Goddard 21, Maize South 14

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Salina Central will have a genuine test to its magic this week at Maize. Expect a nose-to-the-ground type of game.

Record: 5-1

Week 6: Salina Central 33, No. 22 Newton 19

Week 6 ranking: 14 (+3)

Week 7: at No. 3 Maize (6-0)

Last meeting: Maize 39, Salina Central 14 (Week 7, 2017)

Prediction: Maize 35, Salina Central 28

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At senior night Friday, many of the seniors said last year’s St. James game was their favorite football memory. Here comes round two.

Record: 4-2

Week 6: No. 6 Bishop Carroll 28, Kapaun 14

Week 6 ranking: 10 (-2)

Week 7: at St. James Academy (1-5)

Last meeting: Kapaun 28, St. James Academy 27 (Overtime)

Prediction: Kapaun 24, St. James Academy 14

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Wellington is 5-1 for the first time since 2005. The magic is back south of Wichita with a huge rivalry game on the horizon.

Record: 5-1

Week 6: Wellington 34, Labette County 26

Week 6 ranking: 12 (-1)

Week 7: at Winfield (3-3)

Last meeting: Wellington 14, Winfield 7 (Week 7, 2017)

Prediction: Wellington 28, Winfield 7

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2018 hasn’t gone exactly as Campus hoped. The Colts believe this is the year they can beat Derby, but the Panthers are on another level.

Record: 4-2

Week 6: Campus 34, Wichita Southeast 6

Week 6 ranking: 15 (+1)

Week 7: at No. 1 Derby (6-0)

Last meeting: Derby 48, Campus 20 (Week 8, 2017)

Prediction: Derby 42, Campus 14

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Quarterback K’Vonte Baker came into Week 6 as Kansas’ leading rusher, but he was injured against South. His status is unknown.

Record: 4-2

Week 6: Wichita Heights 32, Wichita South 25 (Overtime)

Week 6 ranking: 13 (-2)

Week 7: at No. 2 Wichita Northwest (6-0)

Last meeting: Wichita Northwest 37, Wichita Heights 20 (Week 2, 2017)

Prediction: Wichita Northwest 49, Wichita Heights 28

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West earned its first 50-point shutout since 2014. The Pioneers are positioned for a nice finish to the 2018 season.

Record: 3-3

Week 6: Wichita West 51, Wichita North 0

Week 6 ranking: 17 (+1)

Week 7: vs. Wichita South (3-3)

Last meeting: Wichita West 46, Wichita South 0 (Week 2, 2017)

Prediction: Wichita West 49, Wichita South 14

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The momentum in Andover is on the Trojans’ side heading into the crosstown game with Andover Central.

Record: 3-3

Week 6: Andover 42, Arkansas City 7

Week 6 ranking: 19 (+2)

Week 7: vs. No. 23 Andover Central

Last meeting: Andover 39, Andover Central 7 (Week 4, 2017)

Prediction: Andover 18, Andover Central 14

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Mulvane is starting to put the pieces together. The Wildcats will get one last tune-up before going to Wellington.

Record: 4-2

Week 6: Mulvane 48, Rose Hill 18

Week 6 ranking: 23 (+5)

Week 7: at El Dorado (2-4)

Last meeting: Mulvane 33, El Doardo 0 (Week 1, 2017)

Prediction: Mulvane 35, El Dorado 7

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The Mavericks are about the enter their third mini-season of 2018. They have never lost to Goddard in four tries.

Record: 3-3

Week 6: Maize South 21, No. 24 Eisenhower 7

Week 6 ranking: 25 (+6)

Week 7: vs. No. 10 Goddard (5-1)

Last meeting: Maize South 41, Goddard 34 (Week 1, 2015)

Prediction: Goddard 21, Maize South 14

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Collegiate laid an egg in Andale, but most teams do. The Spartans will need to take advantage of an easy Week 7 before facing an up Clearwater team.

Record: 4-2

Week 6: No. 5 Andale 55, Collegiate 0

Week 6 ranking: 16 (-4)

Week 7: at Haven (1-5)

Last meeting: Collegiate 70, Haven 6 (Week 5, 2009)

Prediction: Collegiate 42, Haven 7

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Valley Center lost out on its shot at an AVCTL II title, but the Hornets have a lot of talent across the field and should handle Ark City.

Record: 3-3

Week 6: No. 11 Goddard 40, Valley Center 27

Week 6 ranking: 18 (-3)

Week 7: at Arkansas City

Last meeting: Valley Center 35, Arkansas City 7 (Week 3, 2017)

Prediction: Valley Center 35, Arkansas City 14

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It has been a rough couple of weeks for Garden Plain. A home game against a winless team is just what the doctor ordered.

Record: 4-2

Week 6: No. 9 Chaparral 30, Garden Plain 21

Week 6 ranking: 20 (-2)

Week 7: vs. Independent (0-6)

Last meeting: Garden Plain 55, Independent 14 (Week 4, 2017)

Prediction: Garden Plain 62, Independent 14

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Great Bend is one of the most underrated teams in Class 5A, but a 23-point road loss isn’t what the Jags wanted before playing Andover.

Record: 2-4

Week 6: Great Bend 30, Andover Central 7

Week 6 ranking: 21 (-2)

Week 7: at No. 17 Andover (3-3)

Last meeting: Andover 39, Andover Central 7 (Week 4, 2017)

Prediction: Andover 18, Andover Central 14

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Sedgwick has bounced back from its Ell-Saline loss with a couple of 40-point wins. That should continue Friday.

Record: 5-1

Week 6: Sedgwick 42, Meade 7

Week 6 ranking: NR

Week 7: at Sublette (0-6)

Last meeting:

Prediction: Sedgwick 56, Sublette 7

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Douglass is the 5-1 team no one wants to talk about. The Bulldogs haven’t played the toughest competition - yet.

Record: 5-1

Week 6: Campus 34, Wichita Southeast 6

Week 6 ranking: NR

Week 7: at Fredonia (5-1)

Last meeting: Fredonia 34, Douglass 28 (Week 2, 2017)

Prediction: Douglass 28, Fredonia 24

Dropped out

  • Newton
  • Eisenhower

Biggest risers

  • Maize South
  • Mulvane
  • Salina Central

Farthest fallers

  • Collegiate
  • Valley Center
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