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District Preview: Class 4A-I District 3 & District 4

4A- I District 3:

Fort Scott (4-2): 

The Tigers have had a very solid season thus far obtaining a 4-2 overall record going into district play. For their first district match up, Fort Scott will be playing with home field advantage as they welcome a 5-1 Louisburg to town. This contest seems to have the makings of a good one as Fort Scott boasts a fantastic running attack. Senior Tailback Zarek Fewell is currently averaging an outrageous 9.6 yards per carry on 106 total carries, giving him 1,013 yards through just 6 games. On the other side, Louisburg has only allowed more than 14 points in a game one time this season, in their 41-0 shutout loss to currently unbeaten De Soto.

Other teams in the district are Louisburg(5-1), Ottawa (1-5), and Paola (5-1).

Predictions:

Champion – Louisburg

Runner Up- Paola

 

4A-I District 4:

 

Chanute (3-3): 

So far this season the Blue Comets have struggled to gain traction as they are currently sitting at .500 with a 3-3 overall record. Starting Quarterback Ty Bowman went down earlier in the season with an injury and since then, the offense has struggled to find consistency. This week Chanute will open district play at home against a dangerous Coffeyville squad that is also sitting at a 3-3 record.

Coffeyville (3-3): 

Otherwise known as Field Kindley High School, the Golden Nadoes have had a very up and down season to this point. Losing games to very solid programs in Great Bend, Fort Scott, and Galena, Coffeyville has reason to be optimistic if they have a bit of luck roll their direction. The offense is more than capable of putting up points as they have only scored less than 3 times in a game once this season. Look for Coffeyville to challenge for the title down the stretch. Coffeyville will play host to the Chanute Blue Comets this week.

Labette County (5-1):

The Grizzlies are having what looks to be the best season that they have seen in recent memory. Currently sitting with a 5-1 overall record, Labette is looking to put the gauntlet down in district play with no opponent currently over .500 in the win-loss column. The defense is playing dang near lights out this season, with two shutouts on the resume’ and they have not allowed more than 17 points in any game other than the 39-0 loss to still unbeaten Andale. Look for the Grizzlies to finish out the regular season on a strong note. Labette will play host the the Independence Bulldogs this week.

Independence (2-4):

The Dawgs of Indy have had a lackluster year to this point in the season. Currently sitting with a 2-4 overall record, Indy is looking to wipe the slate clean going into district play. Opening up on the road at Labette County this week will be a tough way to start for the Dawgs, but look for Coach Boldra to have the the squad ready for game day. If they can get some momentum rolling early and keep it going, Indy has the potential to be a dark horse in this district.

Predictions:

Champion: Labette County

Runner Up: Coffeyville

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