Hayden returns favor to Holton
Hayden dealt Holton a payback.
The Wildcats from Topeka defeated the Wildcats from Holton, 22-7, on Friday in Holton. Friday's game was a turnabout: Hayden lost to Holton in the state championship last season.
This year, 13-0 Hayden will take another shot at a state title at 7 p.m. Saturday at Pittsburg State. The Wildcats will meet Rose Hill, which defeated Ulysses, 27-22, Friday in Ulysses. Cinderella Rose Hill entered the playoffs with a 5-4 record. They are 9-4 heading into the state finals.
Although 11-man classes will crown their champions Saturday, eight-man playoffs finished last Saturday in Russell.
Victoria claimed the Division I title with a 30-28 win against previously unbeaten Baileyville B&B. Victoria finished the season 11-3, while B&B finished the season 13-1.
In Division II, Hanston hammered Sylvan Grove, 56-6. Hanston completed a perfect season at 14-0; SGHS ended the year at 13-1.
In Class 6A, Olathe South (10-2) will meet Hutchinson (10-2) at 1 p.m. Saturday at Emporia State. Olathe South advanced to the title game after defeating Shawnee Mission West, 26-7 on Friday. Hutchinson defeated Derby, 38-24, in their substate game.
Olathe North (12-0) and Salina South (9-3) will meet in the 5A title game. O-North defeated Blue Valley West, 49-35, for its ticket to the title game, while Salina South outlasted Great Bend, 34-17, at substate.
In class 3A, Silver Lake (10-3) will meet Conway Springs (13-0) at 1 p.m. Saturday in Goddard.
Silver Lake defeated rival Rossville, 34-26, Friday, while Conway Springs routed Garden Plain, 49-13.
And in Class 2-1A, Pittsburg-Colgan (12-0) will meet Smith Center (13-0) at 1 p.m. Saturday at Fort Hays State. Colgan defeated Sedan, 47-14, on Friday, while Smith Center bettered Claflin, 30-8.