Here are the Gannett Kansas sports reporters' week 2 Kansas high school football picks

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Week 2 of Kansas high school football is here.

Teams will look for their first win while others look to stay in the win column. This Friday, there are more matchups featuring ranked opponents, even crisscrossing classifications. 

Heading into week 2, Charles Chaney of The Butler County Times-Gazette leads the state with a 12-3 record. Billy Watson from The Hutchinson News and Greg Williams from the Wellington Daily News are tied for second at a 10-5 record, while Seth Kinker of the Topeka Capital-Journal and Dylan Sherwood of the Salina Journal post 9-6 and 8-7 records.

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The reporters put together 15 more games to watch this week and made their picks. Here are week 2's top games to watch in the Kansas high school football realm:

6A No. 5 Junction City (1-0) at 6A No. 6 Manhattan (1-0)

Charles Chaney – Butler County Times-Gazette: Junction City

Seth Kinker – Topeka Capital-Journal: Manhattan

Dylan Sherwood – Salina Journal: Manhattan

Billy Watson – The Hutchinson News: Junction City

Greg Williams – Wellington Daily News: Junction City

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4A No. 4 St. James Academy (0-1) at 6A No. 8 Blue Valley (0-1)

Chaney: Blue Valley 

Kinker: Blue Valley

Sherwood: Blue Valley

Watson: Blue Valley

Williams: Blue Valley

4A No. 1 Bishop Miege (0-1) at 6A No. 9 Blue Valley Northwest (1-0)

Chaney: Bishop Miege

Kinker: Bishop Miege

Sherwood: Blue Valley Northwest

Watson: Blue Valley Northwest

Williams: Bishop Miege

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4A No. 3 Buhler (1-0) at No. 5 Andover Central (1-0)

Chaney: Andover Central

Kinker: Andover Central

Sherwood: Buhler

Watson: Buhler

Williams: Buhler

Spring Hill (1-0) at 4A No. 7 Paola (1-0)

Chaney: Paola

Kinker: Paola

Sherwood: Paola

Watson: Paola

Williams: Paola

5A No. 10 Topeka Seaman (1-0) at 3A No. 7 Topeka Hayden (1-0)

Chaney: Seaman

Kinker: Seaman

Sherwood: Seaman

Watson: Seaman

Williams: Hayden

5A No. 5 Wichita Northwest (0-1) at Wichita Heights (1-0)

Chaney: Wichita Northwest

Kinker: Wichita Northwest

Sherwood: Wichita Heights

Watson: Wichita Northwest 

Williams: Wichita Northwest 

Augusta (1-0) at 4A No. 8 El Dorado (1-0)

Chaney: El Dorado

Kinker: El Dorado

Sherwood: El Dorado

Watson: El Dorado

Williams: El Dorado

3A No. 5 Southeast of Saline (1-0) at 2A No. 6 Beloit (1-0)

Chaney: Southeast of Saline

Kinker: Beloit

Sherwood: Southeast of Saline

Watson: Southeast of Saline

Williams: Southeast of Saline

Eudora (1-0) at 4A No. 9 Kansas City Piper (1-0)

Chaney: Eudora

Kinker: Kansas City Piper

Sherwood: Kansas City Piper

Watson: Kansas City Piper

Williams: Kansas City Piper

1A No. 10 Oakley (1-0) at 1A No. 8 Plainville (1-0)

Chaney: Plainville

Kinker: Oakley

Sherwood: Plainville

Watson: Plainville

Williams: Plainville

1A No. 3 Centralia (0-1) at Troy (1-0)

Chaney: Centralia

Kinker: Centralia

Sherwood: Centralia

Watson: Centralia

Williams: Centralia

8-I No. 6 Clifton-Clyde (1-0) at 8-I No. 1 Little River (1-0)

Chaney: Little River

Kinker: Little River

Sherwood: Little River

Watson: Little River

Williams: Little River

8-I No. 3 Madison (1-0) at 8-II No. 9 Hartford (1-0)

Chaney: Madison 

Kinker: Madison

Sherwood: Madison

Watson: Madison

Williams: Madison

8-II No. 3 Lebo (1-0) at 8-I No. 8 Chase County (1-0)

Chaney: Lebo

Kinker: Lebo

Sherwood: Chase County

Watson: Chase County

Williams: Lebo