News and Notes:
**According to the Kansas City Star, SM East head football coach John Stonner has officialy resigned as head coach.
"It just hits you that you know it's time," Stonner told the Star.
Stonner compiled a modest 19-35 record over his six seasons spent at the helm at SM East. His highlight season was in 2005, when his team finished 6-4 and nearly upset Olathe South in the first round of the playoffs.
**SM West once again ranks #1 overall in the Prep Power Index. SM West has a rating of 133.6, four points higher than the #2 ranked team, Olathe East. On the season SM West has scored 348 points and only surrendered 82 on defense.
SM West facing BV Northwest once again this season continues a sort of sub-rivalry that has developed since 2004. Here is a look at the games since the 2004 season:
2004: SM West was 6-1 facing the 5-2 Huskies of BV Northwest. The Huskies came to play and blow out SM West, leading at one point 34-0. BV Northwest's star running back Brian Thies torched the Viking defense. BV Northwest won 34-7.
2005: After suffering an upset in week seven, SM West was in a win or go home situation. The Vikings, 6-1, had to go to the Blue Valley District Athletic Center to play the 6-1 BV Northwest squad. In a defensive battle, SM West finished on top 19-7.
2006: SM West finished off an undefeated season by defeating the 3-5 Huskies 42-0. The game was never close.
2007: With both teams eliminated from playoff contention the game was simply for braggin rights and to add another W to the win column. Down 21-14, SM West drove late in the fourth quarter and scored a touchdown. Down one point, SM West elected to go for two points, but was unsuccessful on the attempt. BV Northwest won 21-20.