Free State Football

Firebird LeBrun signs Avila letter
May 20, 2015
Free State High lineman Josiah LeBrun recently signed his letter of intent to play football at Avila University.
Firebird Frantz honored by National Football Foundation
April 29, 2015
Free State senior football standout Scott Frantz was honored as a Scholar Athlete by the National Football Foundation on Monday.
Firebird Bowen in all-star fooball game
April 9, 2015
Free State High senior Carson Bowen was selected to play in the 2015 Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association All-Star game this summer.
Firebirds’ Spain tapped for Shrine
February 5, 2015
Free State High senior Joel Spain will replace his teammate Scott Frantz in the 2015 Kansas Shrine Bowl.
Free State’s Frantz thrilled to join KSU
February 5, 2015
Several hours after faxing in his letter of intent to play college football at Kansas State, at his signing ceremony Wednesday in the Free State High library, FSHS senior Scott Frantz choked up while thanking everyone who has helped him along the way.
SM South hires FSHS football assistant Oberzan
January 18, 2015
Free State High’s football team will be without one of its most familiar faces next year. By Bobby Nightengale
Firebirds’ Frantz picked for Shrine
January 8, 2015
Free State High senior Scott Frantz picked up another postseason honor after helping the Firebirds to the Class 6A state semifinals.
2014 J-W All-Area Football Team
December 27, 2014
A look at the 2014 Lawrence Journal-World All-Area Football TeamBy Bobby Nightengale
City players make all-league football
December 2, 2014
Five city football players earned first-team All-Sunflower League honors for their play this season.
Firebirds eliminated in state semifinals
November 22, 2014
Free State High’s football players knew they needed to limit Hutchinson senior running back Blaik Middleton to reach the Class 6A state championship game. It didn’t happen.
FSHS, Hutch battling for finals berth
November 21, 2014
Two weeks ago, Free State High’s football team gave up 293 rushing yards in the first round of the Class 6A state playoffs. Members of the defense vowed not to let that happen again.
Motivated Firebirds surge into state semifinals
November 15, 2014
Free State High football players heard all offseason long about how they would struggle after losing last year’s graduating class. They kept that in the back of their minds throughout the season and were ready to prove a point against Junction City on Friday. By Bobby Nightengale
Firebirds have been successful on the road
November 13, 2014
Free State High football players found a way to survive and advance in the first round of the playoffs last week. Unfortunately for them, it doesn’t get any easier.
Firebirds hope to avenge ’08 loss
November 12, 2014
The last time Free State High’s football team faced Junction City, it was the biggest game in program history — the 2008 Class 6A state championship.
Big plays carry FSHS past Wichita Northwest
November 8, 2014
The state playoffs are all about survival, and that’s exactly what Free State High did in a 27-16 football victory over Wichita Northwest on Friday at FSHS. By Bobby Nightengale