Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sunflower League Extra & Social Media Standings

Andre Maloney's late touchdown kept SM West
undefeated on the season. Photo David Compton.
MVP Ratings
Player ratings are subject to change on a weekly basis.

1. Joe Dineen, Lawrence Free State, Quarterback
Week Three Stats: 9-of-19 passing, 215 yards, 3 TDs; 18 carries, 80 yards, 1 TD; 7 tackles

With a combined 10 touchdowns through three games, Dineen is on pace for 30 touchdowns in the regular season. For those of you keeping score at home, he'd be on pace for 43 through 13 games.

2. Christian Blessen, Quarterback, SM East
Week Three Stats: 9-of-18 passing, 100 yards, 1 TD; 14 carries, 67 yards, 1 TD

Dustin Delaney couldn't have inherited a better option quarterback to run his flexbone offense in year one. When your last past of the game is a Hail Mary touchdown, you know you're on a roll.

3. Andre Maloney, Cornerback, SM West
Week Three Stats: 3 catches, 82 yards, 1 TD; 5 carries, 23 yards; 2 tackles

Maloney was held in check (relatively speaking) for three quarters offensively, but you just can't bottle this kid up for very long. His 44-yard kick return set up his game winning touchdown reception. Surprise, surprise.

4. Ra'Keim Abdul, Running Back, SM South
Week Three Stats: 17 carries, 110 yards, 3 TDs; 1 fumble recovery for a TD; 5 tackles, 1 interception

If you want to see the definition of a football player "filling out a box score" then make sure you watch Abdul on the gridiron at some point this fall. He's constantly making plays and it's no coincidence SM South goes as he goes.

5. Jason Randall, Running Back, Leavenworth
Week Three Stats: 21 carries, 154 yards, 2 TDs

Randall had another solid evening Friday, despite his team's close loss. He'll need to keep up the production to keep the Pioneers in games and to maintain his spot on the list, with so many nipping at his heels.

Honorable Mention: Venus Triplett, Olathe North; Cole Murphy, Olathe North; Luke Taylor, SM East; Drew Green, Lawrence; AJ Verdini, SM West; Jake Seurer, Olathe South; Jalen Branson, Olathe East; Mitchell Tyler, SM East; Tom McCue, Olathe South.

Passing Yards
AJ Verdini, SM West: 601, 4 TDs
Cole Murphy, Olathe North: 519, 4 TDs
Joe Dineen, Free State: 424, 7 TDs
Will Schneider, SM North: 358, 2 TDs
Christian Blessen, SM East: 320, 4 TDs
Connor Leach, Olathe East: 315, 5 TDs
Jake Seurer, Olathe South: 310, 5 TDs
Landry Hodges, Leavenworth: 261, 2 TDs
Nyle Anderson, Lawrence: 253, 2 TDs
Jack Hatzfeld, Olathe Northwest: 238, 1 TD
Cole Dahlquist, Olathe Northwest: 182, 2 TDs
Chase Allen, SM South: 180
Jake Horner, SM Northwest: 99

Rushing Yards
Luke Taylor, SM East: 432, 2 TDs
Jason Randall, Leavenworth: 376, 3 TDs
Venus Triplett, Olathe North: 335, 5 TDs
Tom McCue, Olathe South: 312, 2 TDs
Joe Dineen, Free State: 304, 3 TDs
Ra'Keim Abdul, SM South: 299, 2 TDs
Cole Murphy, Olathe North: 292, 6 TDs
Cody Sestrich, Olathe Northwest: 266
Christian Blessen, SM East: 260, 5 TDs
Jordan Brown, Olathe East: 252, 2 TDs
Jalen Branson, Olathe East: 238, 3 TDs
Drew Green, Lawrence: 188, 1 TD
Jake Horner, SM Northwest: 155, 1 TD
Mitchell Tyler, SM East: 155, 1 TD

Receiving Yards
Andre Maloney, SM West: 261, 3 TDs
Chase Gitlin, Olathe Northwest: 200, 2 TDs
Justin Hobbs, SM West: 158, 1 TD
Mitchell Tyler, SM East: 158, 2 TDs
Josh Moore, Olathe North: 156, 2 TDs
Nick Perez, SM North: 155, 1 TD
Jesse Patterson, SM North: 135, 1 TD
Nathan Power, Olathe Northwest: 132, 1 TD
Zay Boldridge, Lawrence: 126, 1 TD
Isaiah Ross, Leavenworth: 119, 1 TD
Alec Dean, SM East: 110, 2 TDs
Blake Winslow, Free State: 109, 3 TDs

Devin Shockley, SM Northwest: 44
Jake Seurer, Olathe South: 41
Drew Green, Lawrence: 37
Nathan Guthrie, Olathe East: 36
Kyle Ball, SM East: 35
Jadon McGaha, Olathe North: 29
Cooper Arner, SM West: 28
Jesse Kendricks, Olathe North: 28
Andre Pettie, SM West: 28
Rider Terry, SM East: 27
Jordan Donnelson, Leavenworth: 26
Steven Miller, Olathe South: 26
Marcel Spears, Olathe North: 25
Lucas Werner, Free State: 25

Jarred Donnelson, Leavenworth: 4
Blake Winslow, Free State: 4
Keith Loneker, Free State: 3
Jimmie Swain, Olathe North: 3

Forced Fumbles
Parker Evans, Olathe East: 3
Cooper Arner, SM West: 2
Adam Harter, Olathe Northwest: 2
Jake Hoskins, SM Northwest: 2
Mitchell Tyler, SM East: 2
Ethan Wall, Olathe Northwest: 2

Fumble Recoveries
Drew Green, Lawrence: 4
Branden Trinkle, Olathe East: 2
Ethan Wall, Olathe Northwest: 2

Joel Spain, Free State: 3
Ra'Keim Abdul, SM South: 2
Kyle Evans, Olathe East: 2
Adam Harter, Olathe Northwest: 2
Braxton Love, Olathe East: 2
David Spivak, SM East: 2
Charlie White, SM East: 2

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

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 mod cred for themselves and their school 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.

ATTENTION: For next week's Social Media Standings, I will post the top #SFLfball related Vines that are Tweeted to me by noon on Saturday. Get creative, support your team, and make something awesome happen. Like always, players, students, parents, fans, etc. are all encouraged to participate. Tweet your Vines to me @eliunderwood. I'm expecting some awesome work!

Week Three Standings
For week three I've ranked the schools, featuring each school's top Tweeters, in addition to some of the top Tweets sent my way from those selected.

1. Olathe South
A game on the complete opposite side of the Sunflower League territory didn't stop the South Side Birdhouse from showing up in droves. They're relentless, they Tweet like pros and Friday nights are always more entertaining when Olathe South is in a good game.

@DanGoodnow18 - "interception falcons!! WE HAVE WON 18-16"
@K1Suellentrop8 - "@eliunderwood is magic. He knew how good that ONW-SME game was going to be."
@M_McCurdy15 - "Olathe South kicks all ass, bruh."

2. Lawrence
The 0-3 start has done little to slow the enthusiasm of the Chesty faithful, but that's LHS football for you. Their clash with Olathe South this Friday on social media alone seems worthy of the matchup.

@Coachbonn - "got to give [Drew Green] Honey Badger status for 3rd in league in tackles and 2 sacks and multiple trucks running the rock!"
@theRev_Carnahan - "the Drew Crew tried to do what the Strauss House could not, in the end too much Maloney."

3. Lawrence Free State
The Firebirds picked up activity this past week, and while they still trail Olathe South and Lawrence by quite a bit, they're improved over last fall. I'm interested to see if the few die-hards can rally the rest of their fanbase around #SFLfball on Twitter (yes, that's a challenge, especially with the Vines this week -- I've seen the Lip Dub video).

@JBane87 - "Revenge is a dish best served on Fridays."
@Coemoe13 - "better be writing about Joel Spain. He is a stud and only a junior"

Honorable Mention: SM East, SM West, SM South

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