Top high school football games in Kansas and predictions for Oct. 15

Billy Watson
Topeka Capital-Journal
Andover Central's Kamden Wilson celebrates a touchdown against Valley Center on Friday, October 1.

Week 7 of high school football in Kansas brings plenty of thrilling matchups across the state.

This week, more top-ranked teams square off with league and playoff positioning on the line (and of course, bragging rights). This week features the War of 24, AVCTL Div. I's finest, the battle for Andover, and the Hatchet game.

Predictions were made by Kansas sports writers Charles Chaney (Butler County Times-Gazette), Seth Kinker (Topeka Capital-Journal), Dylan Sherwood (Salina Journal), Billy Watson (The Hutchinson News), and Greg Williams (Wellington Daily News).

Here are the records for each of the sports reporters:

Charles Chaney, Butler County Times-Gazette: 58-32

Seth Kinker, Topeka Capital-Journal: 53-27

Dylan Sherwood, Salina Journal: 58-32

Billy Watson, The Hutchinson News: 62-25

Greg Williams, Wellington Daily News: 56-34

Here are the predictions:

For more sports across the state:

6A No. 10 Lawrence (4-2) at 6A No. 3 Olathe North  (5-1) 

Chaney: Olathe North

Kinker: Olathe North

Sherwood: Olathe North

Watson: Olathe North

Williams: Olathe North

6A Dodge City (4-2) at 6A Garden City (4-2)

Chaney: Garden City

Kinker: Garden City

Sherwood: Garden City

Watson: Dodge City

Williams: Garden City

5A No. 7 Maize (5-1) at 6A No. 1 Derby (5-0)

Chaney: Derby

Kinker: Derby

Sherwood: Derby

Watson: Derby

Williams: Derby

4A No. 10 KC Piper (4-2) at 5A No. 2 Spring Hill (6-0)

Chaney: Spring Hill

Kinker: Spring Hill

Sherwood: Spring Hill

Watson: Spring Hill

Williams: Spring Hill

5A No. 9 Maize South (5-1) at 5A No. 5 Hays (5-1)

Chaney: Hays    

Kinker: Maize South

Sherwood: Hays

Watson: Hays

Williams: Hays

4A No. 3 Andover Central (5-1) at 5A No. 7 Andover (5-1)

Chaney: Andover 

Kinker: Andover Central

Sherwood: Andover

Watson: Andover

Williams: Andover Central

4A No. 9 Mulvane (4-2) at 4A No. 4 McPherson (5-1)

Chaney: McPherson

Kinker: McPherson

Sherwood: McPherson

Watson: McPherson

Williams: McPherson

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3A No. 8 Concordia (6-0) at 3A No. 6 Riley County  (6-0)

Chaney: Concordia

Kinker: Riley County

Sherwood: Riley County

Watson: Concordia

Williams: Riley County

3A No. 9 Topeka Hayden (5-1) at Perry-Lecompton (4-2)

Chaney: Perry-Lecompton

Kinker: Hayden

Sherwood: Hayden

Watson: Hayden

Williams: Hayden

2A No. 1 Rossville (6-0) at 2A No. 3 Silver Lake (5-1)

Chaney: Rossville

Kinker: Rossville

Sherwood: Rossville

Watson: Silver Lake

Williams: Rossville

2A Humboldt (5-1) at 2A No. 2 Wellsville (6-0)

Chaney: Wellsville

Kinker: Wellsville

Sherwood: Wellsville

Watson: Wellsville

Williams: Wellsville

1A No. 8 Lyndon (3-2) at 1A No. 5 Centralia (5-1)

Chaney: Centralia 

Kinker: Centralia 

Sherwood: Centralia 

Watson: Centralia 

Williams: Centralia 

8-I No. 7 Hill City (5-1) at 8-I No. 3 WaKeeney-Trego (6-0)

Chaney: WaKeeney-Trego

Kinker: WaKeeney-Trego

Sherwood: WaKeeney-Trego

Watson: Hill City

Williams: WaKeeney-Trego

8-I No. 6 Argonia-Attica (5-1) at 8-I No. 10 Medicine Lodge (6-0)

Chaney: Medicine Lodge

Kinker: Argonia-Attica

Sherwood: Argonia-Attica

Watson: Medicine Lodge

Williams: Argonia-Attica

8-II No. 2 Thunder Ridge (6-0) at 8-II No. 6 Frankfort (5-1)

Chaney: Frankfort

Kinker: Thunder Ridge

Sherwood: Thunder Ridge

Watson: Thunder Ridge

Williams: Thunder Ridge

Week 7 Kansas sports writers picks