Free State Football

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
Firebirds know opening foe well
September 4, 2014
Free State High football players have seen Shawnee Mission West plenty in the past two years. By Bobby Nightengale
Off and running: Free State jamboree a ‘fun note’
August 29, 2014
In the final step before the start of most fall sports seasons, Free State High held its sports jamboree on Thursday night to showcase all of its teams to fans. By Bobby Nightengale
Free State High fall sports get underway
August 27, 2014
Here is a look at what all of the Firebirds’ programs expect out of the upcoming season. By Bobby Nightengale
Firebirds, Lions take early look during scrimmages
August 23, 2014
Free State High and Lawrence High’s football teams took their biggest steps yet toward the upcoming season with intrasquad scrimmages Saturday afternoon.
Pads poppin’ at LHSFSHS
August 22, 2014
For the first time in two months and the first time since fall practices began, Free State High and Lawrence High’s football teams were able to put the pads back on and hit each other. By Bobby Nightengale
Heat greets prep practices
August 19, 2014
The first day of preseason practices for high school fall sports teams opened with a lot of heat, but that didn’t put a damper on any enthusiasm for the upcoming season. By Bobby Nightengale
Ex-FSHS linebacker Loneker wins Shrine Bowl MVP
July 27, 2014
Former Free State High linebacker Keith Loneker has earned plenty of accolades over his prep career, but this time he was stunned. Loneker knew he was playing well in the Shrine Bowl on Saturday at Pittsburg State University, but he was left near speechless when he was named the Most Valuable Player for the East squad at the end of the game. By Bobby Nightengale
Prep football foes get Shrine reunion
July 26, 2014
For the first time in five years, Free State High linebacker Keith Loneker and Lawrence High center Kyle Wittman are teammates once again. By Bobby Nightengale
Free State O-lineman Frantz commits to K-State
June 18, 2014
Free State High senior Scott Frantz sat down with his parents on Friday to tell them his plan. He was ready to commit to a college. On Monday, the Firebirds’ offensive tackle was ready to announce his plans to everyone else. Frantz orally committed to Kansas State University at the end of his visit to the school. By Bobby Nightengale
FSHS football goes all out in summer scrimmage
June 13, 2014
After spending the last week working in non-contact drills, Free State High’s football team finally put on full pads and went up against an opposing team on Thursday. The Firebirds participated in the Baker University football camp Thursday morning and afternoon, held at FSHS. Shawnee Mission East, the Class 6A state runners-up, St. Thomas Aquinas and Shawnee Heights were also at the camp. By Bobby Nightengale