Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sunflower League Extra: Week Two

Free State's Kyle McFarland.  LJWorld.
Top 5 Player Ratings

1. Brad Strauss, Quarterback, Lawrence
Week One Stats: 18-of-32 passing, 201 yards, 1 TD; 17 carries, 45 yards, 1 TD

Strauss threw the ball exceptionally well in week one given the rainy weather, and his numbers were about right where we'd expect them to be.  The main caveat was that he threw two crucial interceptions and his team lost.  Expect a better showing from him in week two.

2. Jason Randall, Running Back, Lvnwrth.
Week One Stats: 14 carries, 239 yards, 3 TDs

I've seen three different reports of how many yards Randall rushed for but we know for a fact that he had an incredible game.  So much so that he elevated himself to the #2 spot on the Player Ratings.  Keep it up and he may find his way to the top of the list very soon.

3. Kyle McFarland, Quarterback, Lawrence Free State
Week One Stats: 1-of-3 passing, 9 yards; 11 carries, 72 yards, 2 TDs

McFarland showed just how dangerous he and his Free State comrades can be even when they don't pass the ball.  He threw three times on Friday and the Firebirds still managed to score 37 points.  Expect plenty more yards through the air (and probably more on the ground, too) in the coming weeks.

4. Jordan Darling, Quarterback, SM East
Week One Stats: 11-of-15 passing, 63 yards

Darling did an excellent job of playing game manager on Friday.  Normally just managing a game well doesn't reap inclusion on this list, but completing over two-thirds of his passes in rainy weather and orchestrating the Lancer offense so well was impressive.  We'll see what he can do in dry conditions on turf this Thursday against Olathe North's young secondary.

5. Gabe Guild, Running Back, SM South
Week One Stats: 31 carries, 154 yards

Guild ran hard but his two fumbles, one of which was lost, were hard to overlook especially considering the fact that his team was shutout.  I'm anxious to see how he and his Raider teammates respond to their poor performance in week one.

Honorable Mention: Brett Sterbach, SM West; Joe Dineen, Free State; Braden Smith, Olathe South; Matt Elliott, Olathe South; Remington Whitley, Olathe South; Judson Cole, Leavenworth; Sawyer Hawkins, Olathe South.

Stat Check

Passing Yards
Brad Strauss, Lawrence: 210, 1 TD
Judson Cole, Leavenworth: 139, 3 TDs
Nick Finazzo, SM North: 91
Jon Preuter, SM South: 70
Jordan Darling, SM East: 63
Holdyn Halperon, Olathe Northwest: 34
Kyle McFarland, Free State: 9
Cole Murphy, Olathe North: 9, 1 TD
John Blazevic, Olathe East: 2

Rushing Yards
Jason Randall, Leavenworth: 239, 3 TDs
Gabe Guild, SM South: 154
Venus Triplett, Olathe North: 136, 1 TD
Brett Sterbach, SM West: 128, 3 TDs
Patrick Blackburn, SM East: 108, 1 TD
Alex Pruss, Olathe Northwest: 96
Adam Harter, Olathe Northwest: 88
Ryan Woodson, Olathe East: 81
TJ Cobbs, Free State: 79, 1 TD
Chase Hanson, Olathe South: 76, 1 TD
Jesse Patterson, SM North: 75 

Receiving Yards
Will Thompson, Lawrence: 103
Jeff George, Leavenworth: 98, 2 TDs
Devin Martin, SM South: 70
Drake Hofer, Lawrence: 47
Connor Rellihan, SM East: 37
Jesse Patterson, SM North: 34
Erick Mayo, Lawrence: 31, 1 TD
Eli Keppler, Leavenworth: 26, 1 TD
Marcus Oropeza, SM North: 21
Alex Pruss, Olathe Northwest: 20

Jeramie Fischer, SM South: 16
Sawyer Hawkins, Olathe South: 14
Remington Whitley, Olathe South: 12
Sterling Lehman, Olathe South: 12
David Stewart, SM East: 12
Judson Cole, Leavenworth: 11
Chase Hanson, Olathe South: 11
Jake Seurer, Olathe South: 11
Stephen Erickson, SM South: 10
Marquan Osbey, SM West: 10
Rob Rice, SM West: 10
Isaiah Ross, Leavenworth: 10
Josh Ammel, Leavenworth: 9
Justin Magott, Olathe South: 9
Corbin Schmidt, Free State: 9

Max Bullard, SM West: 3
Nick Oliver, SM South: 2
Dominique Atkinson, SM East: 1
Nathan Guthrie, Olathe East: 1
Braden Smith, Olathe South: 1
Remington Whitley, Olathe South: 1

Interceptions (in order based on return yardage)
Matt Elliott, Olathe South: 1
Andre Maloney, SM West: 1
Tory Powell, SM West: 1
Jonathan Pressler, SM North: 1
Stan Skwarlo, Free State: 1

Stats courtesy Mid-Statesports.com

*SM Northwest statistics were not submitted for offense or defense.


footballer21 said...

unortunatley it looks like theres going to be storms again this friday night

Eli Underwood said...

It's hard to complain about rain with the drought we've had... Let's just hope it holds off until after 10 p.m. on Friday night. Then it can pour all it wants.

Pitt 80 said...

give us your picks this week

Todd Haley said...

Hard to believe 4 guys from olathe south had over 10 tackles. and one guy with 9? Eli I know you dont take the stats your just given them but thats pretty iffy

Eli Underwood said...

The stats are based on what each school submits to Mid-State Sports Recruiting. They did seem a bit high, but given the fact that Olathe East basically ran the ball up the middle every single play I could see how it played out like that this week. Something to keep an eye on in the future though, certainly.

Scotts8826 said...

Based on the reported tackles from Olathe South, Olathe East ran over 58 plays from scrimmage last Friday in the muck?

Who's Your Daddy said...

Olathe Souths tackle charts are more than iffy. Last year they recorded more tackles than any team in the State. They get awarded a tackle if they breathe on the ball carrier. I know for a fact that East only ran 44 plays last week and some of those were incomplete passes (not very many) LOL and fumbles with no tackler.