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First-round high school football playoff brackets released Saturday

The Kansas State High School Activities Association has released its brackets for the upcoming football playoffs. All games start at 7 p.m. unless otherwise specified. Area games are italicized. Thursday, Oct. 26 Class 6A East No. 10 Shawnee Mission North vs. No. 7 Blue Valley West at Blue ...

Free State football drops regular-season finale to Olathe North, 35-21

The Free State Firebirds fell to Olathe North 35-21 in the final game of their regular season Friday at Free State High School, losing their second straight game heading into postseason play beginning next week. The Eagles (7-1) scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to pull away from the ...

Preview: Free State looking to weather first loss, challenge high-level Olathe North

Coming off its first loss of the season last week, Free State aims to finish its regular season strong Friday night against Olathe North, with kickoff set for 7 p.m. at Free State High School. With the Firebirds (6-1) looking to get back on track going into the playoffs, FSHS coach Kevin ...

Overtime TD pushes LHS over undefeated Free State 31-24 in City Showdown

Putting up their dukes in overtime, Lawrence High edged out unbeaten Free State 31-24 on the road Friday night to claim its first City Showdown victory since 2021. LHS (5-2) tied the ballgame at 24-24 with just over a minute remaining in regulation and went on to score on their first ...