SOLOMON, Kan.—The 2012 Wheat State Fall Season is still alive, barely.
Eight of the nine schools have already talked about waiting until next year in football and volleyball. But the Solomon Gorilla football is still concentrating on making their state championship dreams become reality in 2012.
Solomon, Peabody Burns and Goessel qualified for the playoffs in 2012. Peabody Burns lost 72-26 to Rock Hills on Tuesday in the opening round of the playoffs and Goessel fell 55-8 to Baileyville B&B also in Tuesday’s opening round.
But Solomon has picked up a pair of playoff victories as the Gorillas beat Kiowa County 54-42 on Tuesday and then Hodgeman County 22-18 on Saturday. The Gorillas will play at Ness City this Friday in the sub-state championship game.
Goessel High School is currently leading the 2012-2013 Wheat State All Sports Trophy contest with 32 points while Peabody Burns is next with 26, Elyria Christian is third with 21 points and Wakefield is fourth with 19 points.
The Gorilla football team is the lone Wheat State team still alive in the 2012 fall season The Gorillas currently sit with a 10-1 record in the football season after going 8-1 in the regular season and opening their playoff run with a 54-42 win over Kiowa County in the opening round on Tuesday. Saturday the Gorillas defeated Hodgeman County 22-18 in the regional contest which propelled Solomon into a sub-state championship showdown this coming Friday night at Ness City. Solomon currently has 12 points in the Wheat State All Sports race with a first place finish in football and seventh place finish in volleyball for 12 total points.
The Lion football season ended its season with a 4-4 record and just shy of the playoffs. Hope High School has 9 points in the Wheat State All Sports Trophy race with five points in football and four in volleyball.
The Bomber football team ended its 2012 season with a 4-5 record. Wakefield currently has 19 points in the Wheat State All Sports Trophy race after earning three points in football, two in volleyball, eight in boys cross country and six in girls cross country.
The Redskin football team finished its 2012 season with a 7-2 record and was just shy of qualifying for the playoffs. Little River High School has 14 points in the Wheat State All Sports Trophy race after earning eight points in football and six points in volleyball.
The Huskies football team finished the 2012 season with a 2-7 record. White City High School currently has three points in the Wheat State All Sports Trophy competition as White City earned two points in football and one point in volleyball.
The Cougar football team finished the 2012 season with a 5-4 record. Centre High School has 12 points in the Wheat State All Sports Trophy competition as Centre earned four points in football and eight points in volleyball.
The Bluebird football team saw its season come to an end Tuesday night after a 55-8 loss to Baileyville B&B in the opening round of the playoffs. The loss ended Goessel’s season with a 6-4 record. Goessel, however, is currently leading the Wheat State All Sports Trophy competition with 32 points. Goessel earned six points in football, won the Wheat State title in volleyball for nine points and earned nine points in boys cross country and eight points in girls cross country.
The Warrior football team fell 72-26 to Rock Hills in the opening round of the playoffs on Tuesday to end its 2012 season with a 6-4 record. Peabody Burns High School currently is in second place in the Wheat State All Sports Trophy competition with 26 points as the Warriors earned seven points in football and volleyball and six points each in the two cross country divisions.
Elyria Christian currently has 21 points in the Wheat State All Sports Trophy competition after the school earned five points in volleyball, seven in boys cross country and nine in girls cross country for a total of 21 points.