Archive for Friday, November 2, 2012

LHS, Free State football teams earn first-round playoff victories

November 2, 2012


The top-seeded Free State High Firebirds rolled to a 38-22 home playoff victory against Olathe North on Friday night in the first round of the Class 6A state playoffs.

The victory improved the Firebirds to 9-1, and Free State will host Olathe East (7-3) in next week's quarterfinals. The Hawks knocked off SM East, 17-7, on Friday night.

Down the road at Gardner-Edgerton, LHS knocked off Gardner's powerful attack, 34-32, despite another 300-yard game from junior running back Traevohn Wrench.

LHS did not punt and led the entire way but still needed to hold off a 35-yard field-goal attempt from the Blazers inside the final 20 seconds to win. The kick missed short and right, and LHS (8-2) advanced to the quarterfinals, where it will play host to SM West next Friday.

SM West (9-1) won 34-14 at Blue Valley Northwest to advance.

Should both LHS and Free State win next week, the two would meet the following Friday at Free State in the 6A semifinals, a rematch of the game won by Free State last week 28-14 that decided the district championship.

Read more about both victories at and in Saturday's edition of the Journal-World.


LTownBaby 5 years, 1 month ago

Looks like we are going to need both those new stadiums next Friday night!!! Thanks to all the people who helped make those facilities happen and thank you to both football/athletics programs for bringing thousands of people to Lawrence next Friday night to spend money here!!! Economic development at its finest.

fearsadness14 5 years, 1 month ago

what was the score at the lhs game? it was never mentioned in the article

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