It's a problem we face every year at this time. So many great games in the playoffs, but which ones do we cover? As the saying goes, it's a good problem to have.
If you're looking for a game with a little history, Buhler and Mulvane met in Week 3, with the Wildcats knocking off Buhler, 38-34. For Mulvane, it was the third in a five-game winning streak, before they lost to McPherson. Since that loss, they've put together another five-game streak.
For Buhler, it's all about the run game. Riley Allen has burst onto the scene this season, his first as a starter. Allen is averaging more than 150 yards per game on the ground, but the key to his success is not necessarily his power, but his speed instead. Allen has shown break-away speed all season, and the last thing Mulvane will want to see is Allen in open field.
Hutchinson has two losses on the season, which for the Salthawks might be considered a down year. Any disappointment can be wiped away with another state title, which would be the eighth in nine seasons.
Standing in the way for the Salthawks is a trip to Topeka High, where the Trojans carry a 9-1 record into the quarterfinals. The only blemish for Topeka came in week 7 against Manhattan, a 27-13 loss.
U Pick 'Em will once again be the game to play this season. Everyone is invited to sign up and compete against the Eyewitness Sports team. Anyone who beats KWCH Sports Director Bruce Haertl in a given week will be eligible to win a prize, plus you can compete against your friends to see who is the king or queen of Kansas high school football. The competition will go all the way through the state championship games, so keep making your picks each week.
CatchItKansas.com and KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports will be across the state on Friday, bringing the most complete coverage of high school football in the state of Kansas. Below are all the game you can expect coverage from on KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports, and the Catch It Kansas Show on KSCW 33, Cable 5 at 11:00 pm on Friday night.
Look for coverage from these other games:Bishop Carroll @ Andover
Beloit @ Sedgwick
McPherson @ Holton