Week 5 top Kansas high school football games and predicted winners

Billy Watson
The Hutchinson News
Junction City junior TJ Jones (2) warms up his legs before a kickoff in the first half of last Friday's game against Washburn Rural.

Week 5 of Kansas high school football brings more top-ranked matchups across the state. 

This week, playoff contentions and league-play start to heat up with more meaningful games coming in the next weeks.

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Here are the writers' picks records:

Chuck Chaney, Butler County Times-Gazette: 41-19

Seth Kinker, Topeka Capital-Journal: 34-26

Dylan Sherwood, Salina Journal: 35-25

Billy Watson, The Hutchinson News: 42-18

Greg Williams, Wellington Daily News: 38-22

Here are the writers' week 5 picks:

5A No. 6 Topeka Seaman (3-1) at 6A No. 2 Manhattan (4-0)

Chaney: Manhattan

Kinker: Manhattan

Sherwood: Manhattan

Watson: Manhattan

Williams: Manhattan

6A No. 3 Blue Valley North (3-1) at 6A No. 8 Blue Valley (3-1)

Chaney: Blue Valley North

Kinker: Blue Valley North

Sherwood: Blue Valley North

Watson: Blue Valley

Williams: Blue Valley North

De Soto (2-1) at 5A No. 5 Spring Hill (4-0)

Chaney: De Soto

Kinker: Spring Hill 

Sherwood: Spring Hill

Watson: Spring Hill

Williams: Spring Hill 

Wichita Heights (3-1) at 5A No. 9 Andover (3-1)

Chaney: Andover

Kinker: Andover

Sherwood: Andover

Watson: Wichita Heights

Williams: Andover

Winfield (2-2) at Circle (2-2)

Chaney: Winfield

Kinker: Circle

Sherwood: Circle

Watson: Winfield

Williams: Winfield

4A No. 10 Augusta (3-1) at 4A No. 5 Buhler (3-1)

Chaney: Buhler

Kinker: Augusta

Sherwood: Buhler

Watson: Buhler

Williams: Buhler

Salina Central (2-2) at Arkansas City (2-2)

Chaney: Ark City

Kinker: Ark City

Sherwood: Salina Central

Watson: Ark City

Williams: Salina Central

Eureka (3-1) at 2A No. 5 Wellsville (4-0)

Chaney: Wellsville

Kinker: Wellsville

Sherwood: Wellsville

Watson: Wellsville

Williams: Wellsville

Prairie View (4-0) at 3A No. 8 Girard (4-0)

Chaney: Prairie View

Kinker: Girard

Sherwood: Girard

Watson: Girard

Williams: Prairie View

3A No. 5 Cheney (4-0) at 3A No. 7 Pratt (4-0)

Chaney: Cheney

Kinker: Cheney

Sherwood: Pratt

Watson: Cheney

Williams: Cheney

2A No. 6 Garden Plain (3-1) at 2A No. 8 Chaparral (4-0)

Chaney: Garden Plain

Kinker: Garden Plain

Sherwood: Chaparral

Watson: Chaparral

Williams: Garden Plain

1A No. 2 Inman (4-0) at 1A No. 7 Plainville (3-1)

Chaney: Inman

Kinker: Inman

Sherwood: Inman

Watson: Inman

Williams: Inman

1A No. 5 Centralia (3-1) at 1A No. 10 Jefferson Co. North (3-1)

Chaney: Centralia

Kinker: Jefferson Co. North

Sherwood: Centralia

Watson: Jefferson Co. North

Williams: Centralia

8-I No. 2 Canton-Galva (4-0) at 8-I No. 1 Little River (4-0)

Chaney: Canton-Galva

Kinker: Little River

Sherwood: Canton-Galva

Watson: Little River

Williams: Little River

8-II No. 2 Frankfort (4-0) at 8-II No. 1 Axtell (4-0)

Chaney: Axtell 

Kinker: Axtell

Sherwood: Axtell

Watson: Frankfort

Williams: Axtell