Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Sunflower Team of The Week 5: Free State Firebirds

Congrats to the Free State Firebirds on their sound defeat of the rolling SM East Lancers.

Friday night at SM North Stadium, the Firebirds came out firing, and out to spoil a Homecoming Night for the Lancers.

QB Bryce Torneden, WR Jay Dineen, RB Sam Skwarlo, and the offensive line provided great production throughout the game and kept the Lancer defense on its heels all night long.

This win should propel the Firebirds to close out the regular season strong heading in to District play in a couple weeks. Despite the slow start, things are coming together and their district in 6A West doesn't look as menacing anymore.

Don't be fooled though, regardless of their 2-3 record, district games against Washburn Rural, Manhattan, and Topeka won't be easy. The three schools yield a record of 16-4 in 20 games combined. Look forward to seeing Free State continue to make noise in the West side of the 6A bracket as they did so during the 2014 season.

Should they run in to Hutch again, it could make for a great game deep in the playoffs.

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