To close out the regular season, the 6-man football field could say the same game that could close out the postseason.

Stratton and Fleming will meet for likely the No. 1 overall seed in the postseason. It is perhaps the game with the highest stakes across the entire state for Week 10.


(1) Stratton at (2) Fleming

There hasn’t been a team on the schedule that has been able to challenge Stratton this season. From Week 1 against Cheyenne Wells to last week’s 66-14 win over Arickaree, the Eagles have been the best football team in the entire classification. Last week, Alex Cruz and Cyler Notter each ran for over 100 yards and they combined to score five rushing touchdowns.

If any team has the horses to hang with Stratton, it might be Fleming. In last week’s blowout win over the Wildcats, Nolan Japp ran for 221 yards and four touchdowns while Braylen Feather threw for 236 yards and three scores. Fleming has the offense to hang with Stratton, the big question is if the defense can slow down 6-man’s top-ranked team.

(4) Cheyenne Wells at (10) Branson/Kim (Saturday)

The defending 6-man champion Tigers are hoping to utilize this top-10 matchup to get them playoff ready. They’ve stumbled a bit at times this season, but are currently riding a three-game winning streak. Last week, they got a 49-24 win over Eads and Ty Scheler ran for 226 yards and three touchdowns. Perry Chadwick threw the ball just six times, completing every attempt for 116 yards and two scores.

The Bearcats edged out La Veta behind a strong rushing performance from Peyton Cranson. He totaled 131 yards and a touchdown to help Branson/Kim get the win and stay in the top 10. The Bearcats have already won a league title and just want to see a tough opponent before facing a win-or-go-home situation.

(5) Granada at Sierra Grande

The Bobcats have won four of their last five games and are trying to close out the regular season on a good note. In last week’s win over Kit Carson, They jumped out to a fast lead and took a 31-0 edge into the locker room at halftime. They kept up the pace on offense to roll to a 60-12 win.

Hanover at (7) Genoa-Hugo

The Pirates have shown flashes of a team that can make a deep postseason run so they’ll try to take every ounce of momentum into the postseason that they can. Last week, Trey Smith threw for 268 yards and four touchdowns to lead the team to a 33-14 win over Idalia. They currently sit at No. 8 in the CHSAA Selection and Seeding Index so a win would go a long way into letting the Pirates open the postseason at home.

Mountain Valley at (8) North Park (Saturday)

An 0-2 start could’ve derailed North Park’s season early, but the Wildcats have rebounded in a big way. They’ve won six games in a row and appear to be peaking at the right time. In last week’s win over Prairie, Makeon Crum ran for 213 yards and three touchdowns. If he has another big game on Saturday, it could keep the Wildcats in the top half of the 6-man playoff bracket.

(9) Eads at Idalia

After a few weeks off the field, Eads returns to action looking to regain its rhythm ahead of the start of the playoffs. Two weeks ago, in a loss to Cheyenne Wells, Porter Spady threw for 237 yards and a touchdown, but the Eagles fell to the defending state champions.