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KC Greatest Bracket: Final Four

By Chad Rader, 810 Varsity, 04/12/20, 2:00PM CDT


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Semifinal #1

2. Staley (2017) vs 5. Blue Valley (2010)

Staley – 2017
Record: 14-0
Missouri Class 5 State Champions

The Falcons brought home another undefeated state title with Phil Lite at the helm. QB John Raybourn was Offensive Player of the Year with a ridiculous 3,000 yards passing and 1,000 rushing yards, with 44 passing TDs and 7 scores on the ground. In the title game, Staley drove the field down 35-28 with :57 to Pattonville, before Raybourn hit TE Zach Elam for a TD, then JD Benbow for the title-winning two-point conversion for a 36-35 win.

Blue Valley – 2010
Record: 12-1
Kansas Class 5A State Champions

Eric Driskell squelched any concerns of replacing Steve Rampy as head coach, simply winning the state title in his first year. It wasn’t until Week 6 before an opponent scored double digits. Meanwhile, QB Kyle Zimmerman and RB Justin Fulks helped lead the offense. BV avenged its lone loss during the season to Gardner-Edgerton, by beating Bubba Starling and the Blazers in a 45-42 semifinal classic before BV’s 35-14 win over Bishop Carroll in the championship game.

Semifinal #2

1. Rockhurst (2010) vs 1. St. Thomas Aquinas (2018)

Rockhurst – 2010
Record: 14-0
Missouri Class 6 State Champions

The Hawklets opened with three nailbiters over Blue Springs (7-6), Hutchinson (29-28, OT) and Blue Springs South (24-17, OT). Rockhurst finished with one score playoff wins over BSS, BS and Hazelwood Central in the title game, 10-7. The D held 9 foes to 10 points or under, and just 13 total points in the final 3 playoff games. TE Dan Tapko and DE Michael Rose-Ivey anchored the lines for Rock.

St. Thomas Aquinas - 2018
Record: 12-0
Kansas Class 5A State Champions

The Saints scored 40+ in 9 of its 12 games, led by sophomore Tank Young (2,075 yards, 26 TDs in 10 games) and a ridiculous line in five-star recruit sophomore Jaeden Roberts and Oklahoma State commit Joe Michalski. Coach Randy Dreiling led the Saints to their first state title in school history.

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