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Free State Football

Ailing Firebirds gird for SM South
October 9, 2014
Every football team in the Sunflower League is dealing with injuries at this time of the year. However, not many teams can compare their injury woes to Free State High’s. By Bobby Nightengale
Lancers run over FSHS, 42-14
October 4, 2014
Free State High football players knew what to expect from Shawnee Mission East’s offense on Friday. They just couldn’t figure out a way to stop it. By Bobby Nightengale
Firebirds vow to be ready
October 3, 2014
Free State High football players weren’t locked in during practice last week, and it led to a loss against Leavenworth. The Firebirds don’t plan to make the same mistake again versus Shawnee Mission East at 7 tonight at FSHS.
Pioneers stun Free State
September 27, 2014
A pair of Juwan Potts touchdowns on kickoff returns keyed Leavenworth’s 35-21 victory over Free State, the program’s first against the Firebirds. By Benton Smith
Running backs make FSHS go
September 26, 2014
Opposing defenses know they need to limit Free State High quarterback Bryce Torneden to be successful against the Firebirds’ offense. Stopping all of Free State’s running backs is a different matter. By Bobby Nightengale
Firebirds senior Spain always reliable
September 23, 2014
Free State High senior Joel Spain was one of the smaller players on the field during the football City Showdown on Friday, but he made some of the biggest plays.
Column: FSHS defense sets tone
September 20, 2014
Don’t tell Free State High football’s Class of 2014, but the Firebirds’ defense might not miss those guys too much this fall. By Benton Smith
Firebirds roll over rival Lawrence, 31-12
September 20, 2014
Free State High football players didn’t expect it to be easy against Lawrence High. Not in the City Showdown, where the rivalry brings out the best from both schools. By Bobby Nightengale
Lions’ RB duo focus of Showdown
September 19, 2014
They aren’t quite as dynamic as Batman and Robin, but Lawrence High running backs JD Woods and Trey Moore have created their own dominant duo during the first two weeks of the season. By Bobby Nightengale
Firebirds QB Torneden learned from his brother
September 17, 2014
Free State High junior quarterback Bryce Torneden spent his first two years at FSHS as a backup to Joe Dineen, but his knowledge of the Firebirds’ offense started long before he became a part of the program.
Showdown tickets for sale in advance
September 17, 2014
Advance tickets for Friday’s City Showdown football game between Free State and Lawrence High at LHS will be sold from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Thursday in the LHS finance office.
Firebirds fall short against O-North
September 13, 2014
Free State High football players knew there wasn’t much room for error facing Olathe North on Friday night. By Bobby Nightengale
Revenge in mind for FSHS vs. Eagles
September 12, 2014
Free State High football players didn’t circle the game against Olathe North on their calendars, but they have a little bit of revenge on their minds. By Bobby Nightengale
Prep notebook: Firebirds lose LB/RB Skwarlo
September 9, 2014
Free State High’s football team picked up a victory over Shawnee Mission West last week but also had a big loss. By Bobby Nightengale
Free State fired up over 20-14 win
September 5, 2014
It didn’t matter which end zone the ball was thrown to in the fourth quarter Thursday night at Shawnee Mission South District Stadium. Either way, Free State High’s Joel Spain was coming away with the prize. By Benton Smith