Rockhurst came into the game after suffering an embarrassing loss (55-27) to Hutchinson High School (Hutchinson, Kansas) in the prior week and Blue Springs High School came into the game ranked #1 in the Kansas Metropolitan Large Class High School poll. However, both coaches cautioned that rankings and current standing meant very little for this rivalry – how prophetic those words were.
Todd McMahill is senior starting tight end for Blue Springs and has a 3.84 GPA. He is the son of Ron and Barb McMahill.
Kyle Smith is the son of Craig and Mary Smith. He carries a 3.73 GPA and is a senior linebacker for the Rockhurst Hawklets.