Monday, August 20, 2012

Sunflower League News and Notes 8/21

Frank Seurer.  810Varsity.com
****As I alluded to on Twitter earlier this week, Olathe South quarterback Frank Seurer is 19-5 as a starter and has a shot at overtaking former Olathe East great Derek Miller, who was 31-4 as a starter, as the winningest quarterback in the Sunflower League since 2000.

Seurer currently ranks fourth/sixth on the list of victories for starting quarterbacks in that time frame.  A 12-win season would tie him with Miller and a 13-win season would not only give him the top spot, but also solidify Seurer as arguably the most successful starting quarterback in league history, because 13 wins would mean an undefeated season and repeat 6A title. 

1. Derek Miller, Olathe East, 2003-2005: 31-4
2. David Blazevic*, Olathe North, 2009-2010: 24-2
3. Victor Simmons*, Olathe North, 2009-2010: 24-2
4. DJ Balazs, SM West, 2007-2009: 21-7
5. Tyler Lawrence, SM West, 2003-2005: 20-12
6. Frank Seurer, Olathe South, 2010-2011: 19-5

*Simmons and Blazevic split quarterbacking duties in 2009 and 2010 at Olathe North.  You could make the case either way for whether or not they belong on the list, but I left them on for reader insight.

****Olathe South offensive/defensive tackle Braden Smith recently picked up an offer from Miami (Fl.).  His total offer list varies slightly by site, but we believe that Smith holds 15 FBS offers.  He was also rated the eleventh best player in the nation in the Class of 2014 by the recruiting website 247Sports.com. Rivals.com and Scout.com have yet to release their class of 2014 rankings.

****Here's a look at how Sunflower League teams are being ranked in preseason polls in Kansas City and across the state of Kansas.  League teams are highlighted in bold.

Time Warner Kansas City Metro Sports Preseason Top 25
1. Staley
2. Olathe South
3. Blue Springs
4. Rockhurst
5. Lee's Summit West
6. Blue Valley
7. Blue Springs South
8. Lawrence
9. Bishop Miege
10. Gardner-Edgerton
11. Olathe East
12. Mill Valley
13. Raytown South
14. Liberty North
15. SM West
16. Harrisonville
17. Park Hill South
18. SM East
19. Kearney
20. Olathe North
21. Fort Osage
22. Ray-Pec
23. Basehor-Linwood
24. Eudora
25. Hogan Prep

Hovpensports.com Kansas Class 6A Preseason Top 10
1. Olathe South
2. Hutchinson
3. Wichita Heights
4. Olathe North
5. Derby
6. Gardner-Edgerton
7. Lawrence 
8. Dodge City
9. SM East
10. SM West

810Varsity.com Kansas City Metro Preseason Top 25
1. Staley
2. Olathe South
3. Lee's Summit West
4. Rockhurst
5. Blue Springs
6. Olathe East
7. Blue Valley
8. Liberty North
9. Gardner-Edgerton
10. Fort Osage
11. Bishop Miege
12. Lawrence
13. Kearney
14. Mill Valley
15. Harrisonville
16. Lawrence Free State
17. Eudora
18. Basehor-Linwood
19. Park Hill South
20. Blue Springs South
21. SM East
22. Raytown South
23. Bonner Springs
24. SM West
25. Lansing

 KPreps 6A Preseason Top 5
1. Olathe South
2. Wichita Heights
3. Olathe East
4. Derby
5. Manhattan

3 comments:

EagleJunior said...

Olathe North had a training camp with Staley and SM East and I didn't notice anything too amazing about them. But it has been over two months so who knows what they've done?

I'd love to have them in the league though.

TheImpaler said...

TheImpaler's way too early to have any hope of being right season predictions by district. (I haven't bothered figure out overall records for non-league teams).

District 1: LAW (3-0), (9-0), LFS (2-1) (4-5), LV (1-2) (1-8), WY (0-3) (?-?)

District 2: SMW (3-0) (7-2), SME (2-1) (5-4) , SMNW (1-2) (3-6), SMN (0-3) (1-8)

District 3: OE (3-0) (8-1), BVNW (2-1) (?-?), SMS (1-2) (4-5), BVN (0-3) (?-?)

District 4: G/E (2-1) (?-?), OS (2-1) (6-3), ON (2-1) (5-4), ONW (0-3) (2-7)

Slugger said...

Impaler doesn't have much confidence in OS. Looks like you've got them losing to LAW, OE, and GE. Certainly, those are the tough games, but OS is re-loaded and ready to roll. One Heart BEEP!