Week 9 District Preview: 4A I : Districts 3 & 4

District 3:

Fort Scott:

With a win on Friday night, Fort Scott will have completed a district sweep.

So far they have beaten a solid Louisburg squad 42-20, as well as a nail biter in a 27-26 road victory over Paola.

This week the Tigers will host a 1-7 Ottawa team that seems to still be finding their identity.

Look for the Fort to hold steady this week with an easy victory lead by a strong game by Senior tailback Zarek Fewell.

Through 8 games Fewell has rushed for over 1400 yards and a whopping 22 touchdowns.

Averaging 177.0 yards per game and 9.4 yards per carry, Fewell will look to do more of the same this week against

a defense that has had issues stopping the run this year.

 

District 4:

Chanute and Coffeyville:

Both the Blue Comets and Golden Nadoes have the ability to reach the playoffs going into the final week of district play.

For Chanute, it will take a win over Independence and a Coffeyville loss to Labette County to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2013.

For the Golden Nadoes, they can clinch a playoff birth with either a win, or a Chanute loss to Indy.

I have a feeling that we’re going to have to fasten our seat belts for this one. Look for this district to finish up in wild fashion.

 

Labette County:

The Grizzlies have already clinched a playoff birth for the second straight season.

Unlike last year, however, Labette appears to have the offensive swagger and defensive strength to advance past the first round.

There hasn’t been any signs of hibernation yet up to this point as the Grizzlies have won six straight.

This week they travel West to face-off against a athletic Coffeyville squad that is sitting at 4-4 on the year.

After last weeks shutout home victory over Chanute,

Labette looks to finish off the regular season with an 8-1 overall record and a district sweep.

 

Independence: 

Unfortunately for the Dawgs, their playoff hopes have been silenced for this year.

With nothing to lose going into their last game of the season, look for Coach Boldra to pull out all of the stops.

The Bulldogs will play on the road this week as they travel to Chanute to face the Blue Comets.

Chanute is currently sitting at 1-1 in district play and fighting for a spot in the playoffs.

In what is setting up to be a dramatic finish of District 4 play, it wouldn’t be shocking if Indy rolled home on the victory bus.