All games start at 7 p.m.

Class 3A, District 5

Chapman (6-1) at Halstead (4-3)

Halstead was edged by Smoky Valley 20-14 last week, while Chapman came from behind to beat Hesston 38-28. Chapman clinches the district runner-up spot with a win. Halstead clinches with a win and a Clay Center win over Hesston. If Hesston downs Clay Center, Halstead has to win by 12 points or more.

Clay Center (1-6) at Hesston (4-3)

The game has been moved to Bethel College’s Joe W. Goering Field because of field conditions at Hobbs Stadium in Hesston.

Hesston fell to Chapman 38-28 last week, eliminating the Swathers from playoff contention on tie-break points. Clay Center picked up its first win of the season over Rock Creek 27-21.

Class 2A, District 6

Remington (0-7) at Wichita Independent (0-7)

Remington fell to Hutchinson Trinity 24-6 last week, while Wichita Independent lost to Garden Plain 52-12. Both teams are out of the playoff picture.

Class 1A, District 7

Heart of America

Inman (5-2) at Sedgwick (6-1)

Both teams are 2-0 in district play and locked up a first-round playoff spot. The winner gets to host the Stanton County-Syracuse winner next week, while the loser is on the road at 7-0 Elkhart.

Inman edged Meade 28-27 last week, while Sedgwick topped Sublette 59-14.

Eight-Man I, District 4

(Wheat State League)

Peabody-Burns (3-4) at Solomon (6-1)

Peabody-Burns stayed alive in the playoff picture with a 54-52 win over rival Goessel last week, while Solomon fell to Canton-Galva 38-20. The Gorillas advance to the playoffs with a win. Peabody-Burns needs a win, coupled with a Goessel win over Bennington.

Bennington (4-3) at Goessel (3-4)

Goessel was knocked out of the playoff picture with a 54-52 loss to Peabody-Burns. Bennington beat Herington 54-6, but is 45 points behind Solomon on the tie-breaker and can’t advance.

Eight-Man I, District 5

Little River (6-1) at Moundridge (3-4)

Moundridge’s playoff hopes were dashed last week after a 52-0 loss to unbeaten Central Plains. Little River downed St. John-Hudson 50-0. A Little River win coupled with a Central Plains win over Macksville sends the Redskins to the playoffs. Little River can still advance with a loss coupled with a Macksville loss to Central Plains, but tie-breaker points would need to be applied. If both Macksville and Little River win, Macksville and Central Plains advance to the playoffs.


Burrton (0-7) at Chase (0-7)

Both teams completed district play at 0-6 and are eliminated from playoff consideration, but can claim a win in the final week of the season. Burrton is looking to snap a 14-game losing streak, while Chase has dropped nine straight.

Burrton fell to South Barber 70-8 last week, while Chase fell to Otis-Bison 70-6.

Around the AV-CTL I

Derby (7-0) at Maize (7-0)

This will be the immovable object versus the unstoppable force, not to mention the clash to decide the league title and the top playoff seed in both the Class 5A and 6A west districts.

Derby downed Campus 48-13 last week, while Maize topped Central 48-26. Before last week, Maize had allowed just seven points. Derby has averaged 51.7 points a game for the season and has started the 45-point running clock in five of its seven games. Maize has had the 45-point running clock in three games.

Hutchinson (2-5) at Campus (4-3)

Hutchinson downed Salina South 45-24 while Campus fell to Derby 48-13. Campus can ensure a home field first-round game with a win.


Salina Central (5-2) at Hays (3-4)

Central fell to Maize 48-26 last week, while Hays beat Buhler 41-21. Central has already clinched a first-round Class 5A playoff spot, while Hays needs a win and some help to get a first-round game.