Regional playoff picks
*Now updated with results from Thursday and Friday night.
Teams across Kansas storm into the Regional round of the playoffs this week with numerous games moved to Thursday night in anticipation of inclement weather in a large swath of the state on Friday night.
We decided to take a stab at guessing the winners of this week’s playoff games below, but also took it a step further by trying to predict the closest contest in each classification indicated by an asterisk.
Check ‘em out below, and as always, good luck to all the teams this postseason.
Olathe North over Blue Valley West - (Blue Valley West won 28-14) Blue Valley Northwest over Gardner-Edgerton* - (Gardner-Edgerton won 28-19 - Closest game pick was correct)
Olathe West over Blue Valley - (Olathe West won 42-20)
Olathe South over Olathe Northwest - (Olathe Northwest won 35-21)
Manhattan over Wichita East - (Manhattan won 48-20)
Wichita Northwest over Junction City - (Wichita Northwest won 50-27)
Derby over Lawrence - (Derby won 76-28)
Washburn Rural over Garden City - (Washburn Rural won 34-7)
Check out the complete 6A bracket at this link.
Mill Valley over Shawnee Heights - (Mill Valley won 24-0)
Pittsburg over Sumner Academy - (Pittsburg won 28-0)
De Soto over Spring Hill - (De Soto won 56-0)
Blue Valley Southwest over Emporia - (Blue Valley Southwest won 56-20)
Maize over Kapaun - (Maize won 43-14)
Bishop Carroll over Hutch - (Hutch won 14-7)
Hays over Valley Center - (Hays won 28-6)
Salina Central over Great Bend* - (Salina Central won 40-35 - Closest game pick was correct)
Check out the complete 5A bracket at this link.
Chanute over Piper - (Piper won 48-47 in two overtimes)
Bishop Miege over Eudora - (Bishop Miege won 33-26)
St. James Academy over Atchison - (St. James Academy won 42-17)
St. Thomas Aquinas over Louisburg - (St. Thomas Aquinas won 40-0)
Wamego over Rose Hill - (Wamego won 35-8)
Andover Central over Winfield - (Andover Central won 45-6)
McPherson over Ark City
* - (McPherson won 35-0 - Closest game pick was incorrect)
Circle over Coffeyville-Field Kindley - (Circle won 34-6)
Check out the complete 4A bracket at this link.
Galena over Columbus - (Columbus won 21-14)
Topeka-Hayden over Wellsville - (Hayden won 22-19)
Girard over Frontenac - (Girard won 36-0)
Holton over Bishop Ward - (Holton won 56-0)
Rock Creek over Hesston - (Rock Creek won 21-11)
Andale over Pratt - (Andale won 45-6)
Wichita Collegiate over Clay Center - (Clay Center won 35-0)
Cheney over Scott City* - (Cheney won 28-27 - Closest game pick was correct)
Check out the complete 3A bracket at this link.
Council Grove over Caney Valley - (Caney Valley won 16-3)
Sabetha over Riley County - (Sabetha won 48-13)
Osage City over Humboldt* - (Humboldt won 26-21 - Closest game pick was correct)
Nemaha Central over Rossville - (Nemaha Central won 36-13)
Southeast of Saline over Chaparral - (Southeast of Saline won 50-14)
Hoisington over Russell - (Hoisington won 28-22)
Kingman over Ellsworth - (Kingman won 33-6)
Beloit over Norton - (Beloit won 50-14)
Check out the complete 2A bracket at this link.
St. Marys Colgan over Jayhawk-Linn - (St. Marys Colgan won 40-8)
St. Marys over Troy - (St. Marys won 26-0)
Olpe over Pleasanton - (Olpe won 14-0)
Centralia over Jeff Co. North - (Centralia won 34-8)
Wabaunsee over Marion
* - (Wabaunsee won 22-14 - Closest game pick was incorrect)
Conway Springs over Plainville - (Conway Springs won 35-31)
Smith Center over Sedgwick - (Smith Center won 28-0)
Inman over Oakley - (Inman won 47-0)
Check out the complete 1A bracket at this link.
Lyndon over Moundridge - (Lyndon won 50-0)
Burlingame over Wichita Independent - (Burlingame won 62-14)
Chase County over South Sumner
* - (Chase County won 56-38 - Closest game pick was incorrect)
Little River over Madison - (Little River won 60-14)
Meade over Quinter - (Meade won 30-28)
Hill City over Trego - (Hill City won 58-12)
Rawlins County over Macksville - (Rawlins Co. won 46-0)
Wichita Co. over Hoxie - (Wichita Co. won 64-20)
Check out the complete 8-Man I bracket at this link.
Lebo over Frankfort - (Lebo won 46-0)
Canton-Galva over Hanover - (Canton Galva won 62-8)
Axtell over Hutch-Central Christian - (Axtell won 50-0)
Osborne over Colony-Crest* - (Osborne won 34-18 - Closest game pick was correct)
Victoria over Minneola - (Victoria won 53-28)
Thunder Ridge over Hodgeman Co. - (Thunder Ridge won 50-0)
SS-Wallace Co. over Bucklin - (Wallace Co. won 56-8)
Dighton over Sylvan-Lucas - (Dighton won 52-28)
Check out the complete 8-Man II bracket at this link.
Waverly over Pawnee Heights - (Waverly won 52-18)
Tescott over Peabody-Burns - (Tescott won 40-12)
Cunningham over Natoma - (Cunningham won 65-0)
Burrton over Wetmore* - (Wetmore won 63-7 - Closest game pick was incorrect)
Ashland over Golden Plains - (Ashland won 62-14)
Northern Valley over Deerfield - (Northern Valley won 58-0)
Cheylin over Moscow - (Cheylin won 53-7)
Ingalls over Greeley Co. - (Ingalls won 45-0)
Check out the complete 6-Man bracket at this link.