Of the 8 remaining teams in the “Kansas Helmet Project,” four SEK-Sports.com coverage area teams remain in each of the 4 regions: number 3 seed Prairie View, number 6 seeds Labette County and Wellsville, and number 16 seed Humboldt.
The Grizzlies defeated St. James Academy by a 66-34 margin. While the Humboldt Cubs had the slimmest margin of victory, 55-45 over the Hutchinson Salthawks.
The Kansas Helmet Project described on their Twitter profile (@KSHelmetProject) as “A site to celebrate Kansas HS football!” the project is run by Scott Peavy and Rod Stallbaumer and is quickly gaining a following on Twitter.
Much like the NCAA Basketball Tournament, the project has 64 high school football helmets seeded by a committee. According to the Kansas Helmet Projects website, the committee is made up of current and former coaches from throughout the state tasked with picking their 45 favorite helmets. The seedings for the bracket are based upon selection committee votes first, then randomly assigned if there was a tie.
The 4th round of the Kansas Helmet Project will begin at 8AM on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2020.
Labette County will face off against Lawerence Lions, Wellsville against Lyons Lions, Prairie View against Hesston Swathers, and Humboldt against Pratt Greenbacks.
Moving on to the Elite Eight! Hesston with the late push to beat Beloit 542-537. @AC_CoachThomas @LCGrizzlyFB @SwatherFootball @PVBuffaloFTBALL @CoachGwennap @WellsvilleEagle @CubsHumboldt @PrattAD pic.twitter.com/DL969u6YJt
— Kansas Helmet Project (@kshelmetproject) April 22, 2020