Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sunflower League Extra & Social Media Standings

Joe Dineen, right, combined for 302 yards of total
offense and three touchdowns in Free State's
20-3 victory against SM Northwest. LJWorld.
MVP Ratings
Player ratings are subject to change on a weekly basis.

1. Joe Dineen, Quarterback, Lawrence Free State
Week two stats: 9-of-18 passing, 136 yards, 2 TDs; 21 carries, 166 yards, 1 TD; 10 tackles

Dineen (as expected) is developing into Free State's latest, great dual-threat quarterback. But none of those prior quarterbacks won a state title or a Simone. Can Dineen be the first (at both)?

2. Andre Maloney, Cornerback, SM West
Week two stats: 4 catches, 122 yards, 1 TD; 10 carries, 35 yards; 1 PR TD; 4 tackles

On Friday Olathe South showed that even with excellent safeties, it's very difficult to contain the league's fast player -- Maloney -- when he wants to run a deep route. There are very few, if any players in the league who'll be able to match up with him.

3. Christian Blessen, Quarterback, SM East
Week two stats: 6-of-13 passing, 116 yards, 2 TDs; 9 carries, 128 yards, 2 TDs

Blessen has been about as efficient as a quarterback can be through two weeks. His time as a starting receiver last year is carrying over very well into the option game, and his production doesn't look to be slowing down any time soon.

4. Ra'Keim Abdul, Safety, SM South
Week two stats: 21 carries, 71 yards; 12 tackles, 1 interception

In addition to putting up an impressive stat line, Abdul also garnered his first FBS offer (New Mexico) and helped his Raiders to their biggest victory of the last decade. Talk about an impressive Friday.

5. Jason Randall, Running Back, Leavenworth
Week two stats: 17 carries, 156 yards, 1 TD; 3 catches, 60 yards, 1 TD

Randall jumped back into the rankings after a stellar performance against SM North, including making a one-handed catch and touchdown run that may be the play of the year in the Sunflower League.

Honorable Mention: Jake Seurer, Olathe South; Connor Leach, Olathe East; Venus Triplett, Olathe North; Mitchell Tyler, SM East.

Stat Check

Passing Yards
AJ Verdini, SM West: 388, 3 TDs
Jake Seurer, Olathe South: 254, 4 TDs
Connor Leach, Olathe East: 240, 5 TDs
Nyle Anderson, Lawrence: 229, 2 TDs
Christian Blessen, SM East: 220, 3 TDs
Jack Hatzfeld, Olathe Northwest: 217, 1 TD
Joe Dineen, Free State: 209, 4 TDs
Landry Hodges, Leavenworth: 180, 2 TDs
Will Schneider, SM North: 175
Cole Murphy, Olathe North: 167
Chase Allen, SM South: 144
Cole Dahlquist, Olathe Northwest: 100, 1 TD

Rushing Yards
Luke Taylor, SM East: 276, 1 TD
Joe Dineen, Free State: 224, 2 TDs
Jason Randall, Leavenworth: 222, 1 TD
Christian Blessen, SM East: 193, 4 TDs
Thomas McCue, Olathe South: 190, 1 TD
Jordan Brown, Olathe East: 175
Ra'Keim Abdul, SM South: 167
Cole Murphy, Olathe North: 166, 2 TDs
Jalen Branson, Olathe East: 139, 2 TDs
Cody Sestrich, Olathe Northwest: 135
Venus Triplett, Olathe North: 99, 2 TDs
Mitchell Tyler, SM East: 97, 1 TD
Cameron White, Olathe South: 96

Receiving Yards
Andre Maloney, SM West: 179, 2 TDs
Zay Boldridge, Lawrence: 126, 1 TD
Mitchell Tyler, SM East: 126, 2 TDs
Chase Gitlin, Olathe Northwest: 112, 1 TD
Nathan Power, Olathe Northwest: 103, 1 TD
Justin Hobbs, SM West: 91, 1 TD
Connor Alexander, Olathe East: 89, 3 TDs
Dresden Wilbur, Olathe South: 88, 1 TD
Nick Oliver, SM South: 87, 1 TD
Cody Sestrich, Olathe Northwest: 84
Cameron White, Olathe South: 83, 1 TD
Blake Winslow, Free State: 80, 3 TDs

Kyle Ball, SM East: 29
Jake Seurer, Olathe South: 23
Randal Byers, Olathe Northwest: 20
Eli Pruss, Olathe Northwest: 18
Cooper Arner, SM West: 17
Jordan Donnelson, Leavenworth: 17
Ra'Keim Abdul, SM South: 16
Queston Bradley, Olathe Northwest: 16
Andre Pettit, SM West: 16
Devin Shockley, SM Northwest: 16
Kyle Evans, Olathe East: 15
Keith Loneker, Free State: 15
Lucas Werner, Free State: 15

Blake Winslow, Free State: 4
Kyle Ball, SM East: 2
Dominique Berry, SM South: 2
Jarred Donnelson, Leavenworth: 2
Shane Hofer, Free State: 2
Sam Pottenger, SM East: 2
Lee Spight, SM West: 2
Alex Turnbull, SM North: 2

Kyle Evans, Olathe East: 2
Joel Spain, Free State: 2
Charlie White, SM East: 2

Kick Return/Punt Return Touchdowns
Andre Maloney, SM West: 1 PR TD
Venus Triplett, Olathe North: 1 PR TD

*Lawrence and Olathe North did not submit defensive statistics.

Social Media Standings

Follow me on Twitter @eliunderwood. I will follow you back. Followers with the most interactions (retweets, favorites, questions, comments, etc.) earn the most cred for themselves and their schools in the standings. Also, student attendance at football games (while not necessarily involving social media) does factor in as well. Remember to hash tag your Tweets and game scores with #SFLfball.

1. Olathe South
Will anyone ever be able to dethrone the South Side Birdhouse? Even trailing 16-0 at halftime of last Friday's game, the Falcon student body was able to orchestrate a massive #FeedTheFalcons Tweetathon at me, not to mention I must have had 75 new Falcon followers on Twitter. Simply put, Olathe South sets the standard for Social Media Standings. Everyone else is just competing for second at this point (but that's not to say another school couldn't take the top spot with a more impressive week...). But seriously, over 450 students, at a road game?

Top Tweeters

2. Lawrence Free State
The Firebirds have quietly climbed up to the #2 spot in the Social Media Standings. Could they make a push at #1? Sure, but it's going to take quite a bit of effort to grab the number one spot. In the meantime, I've added quite a few new followers from Free State land this week, not to mention increased interactions. Keep it up, Firebirds.

Top Tweeters

2. Lawrence
Forget the 80-20 rule, with the Chesty Lions this season it's been more like the 95-5, but the two most active Twitter followers - the Rev and pubhouse_nation, have defined the term "Sunflower League football interaction" through two weeks of play. The Chesty Lions brought it on Twitter last fall, let's see if they can get back to that level this year.

Top Tweeters

Honorable Mention: SM West, SM East, SM South


TheImpaler said...

The league's leading passer doesn't even merit an 'honorable mention'?

smwpops said...

TI........it was a pleasure meeting you at the game last week. Give it time. Let him prove everyone wrong.

Eli Underwood said...

I don't think anyone's doubting Verdini's abilities. He passed for over 1,100 yards and 11 touchdowns last season (numbers he's on pace to shatter), and he's probably the league's best pocket passer. If he keeps up the production he'll make the list in a matter of week(s).