Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sunflower League Extra

Top 5 Player Ratings - Week Three
* Player Ratings are subject to change on a week-to-week basis.

1. James Franklin, running back, Olathe North: Franklin sits atop the list for the second consecutive week after an outstanding performance against SM Northwest. In the game Franklin rushed for 156 yards and scored three touchdowns. Despite receiving limited touches because his team has blown out their two opponents, Franklin has still rushed for 288 yards and five touchdowns.

2. DJ Balazs, quarterback, SM West: Balazs' late 12 yard touchdown strike put SM West ahead of Olathe East and ultimately secured a victory for the Vikings. Balazs is now 15-5 as a starting quarterback.

3. Camren Torneden, quarterback, Lawrence Free State: Torneden put up some pretty dirty numbers in week two--167 yards rushing for two touchdowns, and a 68 yard punt return for a touchdown. If last season is any indication, Torneden's numbers will only continue to improve.

4. Tre Walker, linebacker/running back, Olathe North: Walker (below) joins the list after putting together an impressive two weeks on both sides of the ball. Walker's physically dominating play from the linebacker position in his last game was reminiscent of a former Sunflower great at the linebacker position--Mike Rivera.

5. Lucas Vincent, defensive lineman, Olathe North: Vincent is the third Eagle on the list, and for good reason. He has been the anchor of a defensive unit that has only surrendered 18 points on the season, and in their last game held SM Northwest to 135 yards of total offense.

Honorable Mention: Matt Nowak, SM Northwest; Tanner Dutton, Olathe South

Week Three Power Rankings
*team power rankings are subject to change on a week-to-week basis
**check previous post for commentary on Week Three Power Rankings

1. Olathe North (2-0)
2. SM West (2-0)
3. Olathe East (1-1)
4. Lawrence Free State (1-1)
5. SM Northwest (1-1)
6. Olathe South (1-1)
7. SM North (2-0)
8. Olathe Northwest (1-1)
9. SM South (1-1)
10. Lawrence (0-2)
11. SM East (0-2)
12. Leavenworth (0-2)

Poll Watching
A look at where Sunflower League teams rank in local media polls

Preppowerindex.com Class 6A (statistical analysis)
2. Olathe North
7. SM North
9. Lawrence Free State
11. SM West
12. Olathe Northwest
14. SM South
16. Olathe East
17. Olathe South
22. SM Northwest
26. Lawrence
29. SM East
32. Leavenworth

Kansasprepfootball.com Class 6A Top 5
1. Olathe North

Hovpensports.com Class 6A Top 10
1. Olathe North
4. SM West
9. SM North

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