Entering the fourth week of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference football season three undefeated teams remain.

 

Kansas Wesleyan, Avila and Ottawa are all 3-0. Avila and Ottawa have compiled those records in conference play, while Kansas Wesleyan notched one win outside of the KCAC.

 

Someone will get their first loss this week, as Ottawa travels to Kansas Wesleyan for a clash of undfeated teams ranked in the top three of  the Newton Kansan/GateHouse Kansas Power Poll.

 

Not surprisingly, this week’s player to watch will play in that game.

 

Ottawa University's Jacob Garcia, sophomore defensive tackle, leads the KCAC in sacks with five (four solo) through three games. He's totaled nearly half of the Braves total sack output (11 - second in KCAC), and will be a key factor in the pash rush Saturday in Salina.

 

Avila, shooting up to No. 2 in the poll after starting the season in 10th, will host Saint Mary in the ESPN3 game of the week Saturday. The KCAC radio network game of the week will be Friends at Sterling.

 

1.; Kansas Wesleyan; (2-0, 3-0); LW 1; 11.00

2.; Avila; (3-0, 3-0); LW 2; 9.80

3.; Ottawa; (3-0, 3-0); LW 4; 9.10

4.; McPherson; (2-1, 2-1); LW 8; 6.70

5.; Sterling; (1-2, 1-2); LW 3; 6.50

6.; St. Mary; (1-1, 1-1); LW 6; 6.20

7.; Southwestern; (1-2, 2-2); LW 5; 5.30

8.; Tabor; (1-1, 1-1); LW 7; 5.30

9.; Bethany; (1-2, 1-3); LW 9; 3.10

10.; Bethel; (0-3, 0-3); LW 11; 1.60

11.; Friends; (0-3, 0-4); LW 10; 1.40

 

Last week’s games

16 Kansas Wesleyan 42, 25 Sterling 7

Ottawa 42, Bethany 35

Tabor 28, Friends 7

Avila 35, Bethel 29

Southwestern 35, McPherson 45

 

 

Current Standings

Avila; 3-0; 3-0

Ottawa; 3-0; 3-0

14 KWU; 2-0; 3-0

McPherson; 2-1; 2-1

St. Mary; 1-1; 1-1

Tabor; 1-1; 1-1

Southwestern; 1-2; 2-2

Sterling; 1-2; 1-3

Bethany; 1-2; 1-3

Bethel; 0-3; 0-3

Friends; 0-3; 0-4

 

 

 

 

This week’s schedule

Sept. 22

12:20 p.m. — Saint Mary at Avila (ESPN3)

5 p.m. — Ottawa at No. 14 Kansas Wesleyan (Ottawa webcast)

6 p.m. — Bethany at Southwestern (Southwestern webcast)

6 p.m. — Friends at Sterling (Sterling webcast)(KCAC Radio Network)

7 p.m. — Mennobowl. Bethel at Tabor. (Tabor webcast)