While winning the AVCTL Division III football championship was secondary to McPherson High on Friday because of the district implications, the Bullpups’ wild 44-42 victory over Buhler earned them their eighth league title in Tom Young’s nine years at the helm.
In fact, the Bullpups are now 42-3 in league games since Young’s arrival. MHS lost in his first year in 2006 to Campus in the final seconds and then was undefeated until last year when it lost to both Winfield and Buhler.
Here are the final Division III standings, with the overall record in parentheses:
1. McPherson, 5-0 (6-2)
2. Buhler, 4-1 (6-2)
3. Augusta, 2-3, (4-4)
3. Rose Hill, 2-3, (2-6)
3. Winfield, 2-3 (2-6)
6. El Dorado, 0-5, (2-6)