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As you may know by now, the Gardner Edgerton High School football team is headed back to the Class KSHSAA 6A State Championship Game! In itself, back-to-back appearances in the state Championship game is remarkable! This appearance will mark only the third time in the school’s 57-year history of advancing this far in the playoffs. 

State Championship game details:

Saturday, November 25, 2023

1:00 p.m.

Gardner Edgerton Trailblazers (11-1) vs. Derby Panthers (11-1)

Francis G. Welch Stadium, Emporia State University 18th & Merchant Street Emporia, Kansas  66801


There is a potential for inclement weather. Any changes made to the start time will be communicated on the KSHSAA website (

NFHS Network

Fan Information

Football Playoff Bracket

Again, congratulations to our hometown football team! Let’s show up in Blazer blue on Saturday to root them on to a state championship!!!

Ben Boothe, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services

Administrative Offices

231 E. Madison Street

Gardner, KS I 66030