Holton's Justin Pool (shown above, at right) tries to get the outside for a big run in last Saturday's state championship game. Field conditions prevented HHS from making those big plays on offense, while Holcomb got just enough to claim the 4A-DII state title.
  In more ways than one, Holton was in a familiar position in Salina on Saturday in the Class 4A-Division II state championship action. The Wildcats were making their seventh state title game appearance over the weekend, but some bad habits from earlier in the season came back to bite the team...
The Wildcat offensive line (shown above) fires off the ball in the second half of the sub-state game against Columbus. Now, HHS is getting set for its final test against Holcomb in the 4A-DII state title game this weekend.
  As the high school football season draws to a close with only the state championship game remaining, Holton’s final goal is fairly simple. The team just has to “finish.” Following a comeback victory over Columbus in the sub-state round, HHS coach Brooks Barta is hoping his team has learned its...
The Holton High School football players celebrate a come-from-behind 23-22 victory over Columbus in the sub-state round of the playoffs, which earned them a spot in the 4A-DII state championship game.
  Nobody can say Friday’s 4A-DII sub-state contest between Holton and Columbus was lacking for drama, as for the second year in a row one yard and one point were the only things separating the winner and the loser. The stakes were admittedly higher this time around, with a spot in the state...
Cobra fullback Adam Brey (shown above, second from left) puts his shoulder down and tries to charge forward for a few extra yards in Friday's playoff game at Olpe. While Brey and his fellow running backs racked up the yards, Heights could not translate that into points, ultimately bringing an end to the Cobras' 8-2 season.
  At first glance, the score of Friday’s Class 2-1A sectional contest between the football teams from Jackson Heights and Olpe tells a one-sided tale. For much of the game, however, the Cobras and Eagles were locked in a back and forth battle in Olpe and Heights was within striking distance of the...
The Holton football team (shown above) hoists its regional trophy in the air after picking up a 35-12 victory over Osawatomie last Friday.
  Given how much playoff success the Holton football program has enjoyed during head coach Brooks Barta’s tenure, it seems only fitting that the coach would pick up his milestone 200th career win in the postseason. The Wildcats celebrated that on Friday night, as well as what they hope to be the...
Jackson Heights' Wyatt Roles (shown above, middle) lunges into the backfield to make a stop in the second half of the team's regular season finale against Valley Heights. Roles and the rest of the defensive line came up big for JHHS last Thursday, helping the team pick up a 24-6 victory over the Mustangs.
  Thursday night’s district battle between the Jackson Heights and Valley Heights football teams proved to be a war of attrition. In the end, despite a sloppy first half, the Cobras were able to wear down the Mustangs and pull away for a 24-6 victory. With the Mustangs’ season on the line, the...


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