SEK League Football Week 3 Preview

Chanute (1-1) @ Iola (0-2)

In 2012 the Iola Mustangs left the SEK League in favor of the Pioneer League. In 3 of those 6 years the former cross-country rival programs of Iola and Chanute have crossed paths. Iola has been outscored 84-30 in their two losses combined against two programs that are now 2-0. Chanute suffered a big loss to the hands of the Pittsburg Purprle Dragons where they gave up 52 points on defense after they gave up only one touchdown the week prior. Both teams have had their fair share of struggles in getting points early on. Chanute’s defense has shown the ability to keep a ball game close. This match up will come down to which Chanute defense we’ll see.


Coffeyville (1-1) @ Labette County (1-1)

If you’re more of an offensive showcase football fan then be sure to head over to Lucas Field in Altamont Friday night. Coffeyville’s Jaylen Logan, C.J. Kelley, and Ethan Camp are all leading the SEK in scoring with 4 touchdowns and 2 apiece respectively. Labette County’s Nathan Smith has two touchdowns this year and Kainen Campmier has one. These two offenses are leading the SEK League in scoring as well, with Coffeyville averaging 30 points per game and LCHS 22 points per game. Coffeyville once again struggled to put together 4 dominating quarters while LCHS returned to form against another Montgomery County team, Independence. This could be one of the final games in the region to complete Friday night if the offensive numbers hold up.


Independence (0-2) @ Fort Scott (1-1)

Has there been any team that’s been worse of a victim to the “Football Scheduling Gods” than the Independence Bulldogs? Last week they took on a LCHS team that had something to prove. This week it’s a repeat scenario but this time with Fort Scott. According to Fort Scott Tribune Sports Editor Scott Nuzum Friday’s 42-0 loss against Paola was the biggest in the series. In fact, after regular season losses the last 3 seasons, the Tigers have come back to average a margin of victory that’s just over 28 points per game. Independence will once again have their work cut out for them as they travel to a Fort Scott team looking to show last week was just an off week.


Osawatomie (0-2) @ Parsons (2-0)

Is there a hotter team in Southeast Kansas area football right now than the Parsons Vikings? The team starts the year with a big win over Iola then they go to Garnett on Monday to play their delayed game and defeat the Bulldogs in deciding fashion 39-14. Quarterback Gage Friess threw for 3 touchdowns, 2 of which were hauled in by Patrick Loadholtz and Dariq Williams recorded 3 touchdowns himself.  They play host to an Osawatomie team that’s 0-2, given up 80 points, 40 in both games this season and has yet to put a score on the board. They say good teams beat the team’s they’re supposed to. We will see just how good Parsons is following Friday night’s game. Until then, let the good time’s roll.


Blue Valley North (0-2) @ Pittsburg (2-0)

This might be the game to go see in Southeast Kansas if you like watching two big and strong teams go at it. Pittsburg had convincing wins over LCHS and Chanute. BV North is the defending 6A state champions, but are off to an 0-2 start. However they’ve faced off against Bishop Miege and Blue Valley in games decided by 12 and 11 points respectively. Just how good is this Pittsburg team? We’ll find out after Friday night’s game.