Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sunflower League Extra & Social Media Standings

Venus Triplett. KC Star.
MVP Ratings
Player ratings are subject to change on a weekly basis.

1. Venus Triplett, Running Back, Olathe North
Week One Stats: 16 carries, 71 yards, 2 TDs; 1 PR TD

Although he was held under 100 yards rushing, Triplett played as good of a game as you can ask for, scoring three touchdowns and totaling over 150 all-purpose yards.

2. Joe Dineen, Quarterback, Lawrence Free State
Week One Stats: 6-of-9 passing, 73 yards, 2 TDs; 8 carries, 58 yards, 1 TD

Dineen lived up to his preseason billing in week one, basically dominating the one half he actually played. Don't be shocked if he finishes the year in the 1,000/1,000 club.

3. Jake Suerer, Quarterback, Olathe South
Week One Stats: 8-of-12 passing, 219 yards, 4 TDs; 4 carries, 32 yards; 14 tackles, 1 INT

As impressive as his offensive efforts were, Seurer might have played better on defense, recording double-digit tackles and a interception. If he continues to play like that he'll be atop this list in no time.

4. Andre Maloney, Cornerback, SM West
Week One Stats: 2 catches, 57 yards, 1 TD; 3 tackles

Maloney is almost untouchable in open field. Seriously, if you thought his highlight reel was impressive last year wait until this fall. And he also has his cornerback position on complete lockdown.

5. Ra'Keim Abdul, Safety, SM South
Week One Stats: 17 carries, 96 yards; 2 catches, 11 yards; 4 tackles

Abdul only played one half before suffering a significant leg cramp which completely limited his action in the third and fourth quarters. A cramp-free Abdul could have rushed for 150 yards against SM West.

Honorable Mention: Jason Randall, Leavenworth; Cole Murphy, Olathe North; Christian Blessen, SM East; Cole Dahlquist, Olathe Northwest; Connor Leach, Olathe East; Tom McCue, Olathe South.

Stat Check

Passing Yards
Jake Seurer, Olathe South: 219, 4 TDs
Connor Leach, Olathe East: 131, 2 TDs
AJ Verdini, SM West: 130, 1 TD
Nyle Anderson, Lawrence: 118, 2 TDs
Cole Dahlquist, Olathe Northwest: 100, 1 TD
Will Schneider, SM North: 93
Joe Dineen, Free State: 73, 2 TDs
Jack Hatzeld, Olathe Northwest: 62
Cole Murphy, Olathe North: 62
Ty Carter, Free State: 31
Chase Allen, SM South: 21

Rushing Yards
Cole Murphy, Olathe North: 112, 1 TD
Ra'Keim Abdul, SM South: 96
Cody Sestrich, Olathe Northwest: 82
Cameron White, Olathe South: 82
Jason Randall, Leavenworth: 75
Venus Triplett, Olathe North: 71, 2 TDs
Dalton Lewallen, SM South: 61
Jordan Brown, Olathe East: 60
Joe Dineen, Free State: 58, 1 TD
Jalen Branson, Olathe East: 55, 1 TD
Tom McCue, Olathe South: 53

Receiving Yards
Cameron White, Olathe South: 83, 1 TD
Jesse Patterson, SM North: 78
Chase Gitlin, Olathe Northwest: 67, 1 TD
Dresden Wilbur, Olathe South: 59, 1 TD
Andre Maloney, SM West: 57, 1 TD
Zay Boldridge, Lawrence: 52, 1 TD
Andrew Keating, Free State: 52
Connor Alexander, Olathe East: 52
Tom McCue, Olathe South: 47, 2 TDs
Nathan Power, Olathe Northwest: 46
Colby Stone, Olathe East: 40, 1 TD
Adam Hayes, Lawrence: 40, 1 TD

Jordan Donnelson, Leavenworth: 20
Anthony Hunt, Leavenworth: 14
Jake Seurer, Olathe South: 14
Jarred Donnelson, Leavenworth: 12
Gunnar Freeman, Leavenworth: 12
Juwann Potts, Leavenworth: 12
Mitch Kennedy, Olathe Northwest: 11
Randal Byers, Olathe Northwest: 10
Micquel Riddle, Leavenworth: 10
Lee Spight, SM West: 10

Blake Winslow, Free State: 3
Shane Hofer, Free State: 2
Lee Spight, SM West: 2
Alec Turnbull, SM North: 2

Ty Carter, Free State: 1
Jake Seurer, Olathe South: 1
Joel Spain, Free State: 1
Bryce Torneden, Free State: 1
Ethan Wall, Olathe Northwest: 1

Kick Return/Punt Return Touchdowns
Venus Triplett, Olathe North: 1 PR TD

*SM East, SM Northwest and Lawrence did not submit statistics. Olathe North did not submit defensive statistics.

Social Media Standings

Follow me on Twitter at @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. Remember to hash tag your Tweets with #SFLfball.

I'm going to mix things up a bit, at least in the early portion of the season. The standings will rank the top five Twitter followers, followed by the top three schools overall. These standing will be conducted on a week-by-week basis, so each week offers new opportunities for Twitter users to join the rankings.

Top Twitter Followers

1. @the_RevCarnahan
Top Tweet: "If today is Wednesday, tomorrow is Thursday. #SFLfball starts Thursday. Tomorrow is the start of the #SFLfball season!!!"

2. @DanGoodnow18
Top Tweet: "If you aren't tweeting @eliunderwood your questions and comments about SFL football and falcons you're doing it wrong."

3. @clairesunn
Top Tweet: "Everyone go read @eliunderwood's sunflower league blog. #falconfanatics #southsidepride"

4. @BookerT3
Top Tweet: "Come next week we'll see if that 41 game break in between meetings has any significance. Should be a great matchup for SMW."

5. @A_Kiss18
Top Tweet: "@the_RevCarnahan why do you always cheer for the underdog? Why do you do that to yourself? Become a free state fan. Duh"

Most Interactive Schools

1. Olathe South: The Falcons have unquestionably dominated the Social Media Standings since their inception last year. Win or lose, they support Falcon football with a passion unmatched by any school in the league (or state for that matter). It will be interesting to see how they travel this week to SM South District Stadium.

2. Lawrence: Football is deeply rooted in the LHS culture, and I see it every week on Twitter.  When the Olathe South faithful aren't Tweeting my way, it's the LHS crowd that fills up my interactions. Keep it up, Chesties.

3. N/A: Honestly, outside of Olathe South and LHS, the majority (save a few here and there) of the follows and interactions have been from the players themselves.  Will fans at the other schools pick it up this week or will the Falcons and Chesty Lions dominate the rest of the way? We shall see.


Who's Your Daddy said...

Somebody tell the coaching staff at leavenworth that you don't get credit for a tackle for being in the same zip code. Eighty combined tackles in week one. Please!!!

Who's Your Daddy said...

Based on the stats I just read. How can you not have Jake Suerer ranked #1 after the first week. Thats domination on both sides of the ball. Nice Job JS !!

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Seth Nation said...

Eli, On your Rushing stats, you have Jordan Brown from LHS with 60 yds....he played last year, should be Drew Green.

TheImpaler said...

Rushing yads for Steele and Stallings for SMW? I know they weren't much but surely they had some yards...or are you just posting the top number?

SMS watcher said...

WYD, that's 80 combined tackles for Leavenworth for only their top 5 tacklers. LOL Seems like something similar happened at the start of last season for OS. Maybe the new SME offense is just like the Eagles offense in the first half of MNF and they ran 100 offensive plays? Maybe missed tackles count, too?

Unknown said...

I must be hearing things and seein em’ 2!; me and 1000 others, somebody please tell me who Mitch Kennedy is and when did he make a tackle LET ALONE 11?! RANDAL BYERS killed the feild all nite supporting his team to the fullest....ALL THE WAY TO THE COMEBACK AND WIN!! Especially the spectacular goal line stop. The kid is D1 statud all the way! I tell you what I don't see is them other TWO SACKS ON THE BOY STATS come on now let's get it rite give em' ALL his dues SHOW EM' SOME LOVE AND STOP HATIN’

Unknown said...

I must be hearing things and seein em’ 2!; me and 1000 others, somebody please tell me who Mitch Kennedy is and when did he make a tackle LET ALONE 11?! RANDAL BYERS killed the feild all nite supporting his team to the fullest....ALL THE WAY TO THE COMEBACK AND WIN!! Especially the spectacular goal line stop. The kid is D1 statud all the way! I tell you what I don't see is them other TWO SACKS ON THE BOY STATS come on now let's get it rite give em' ALL his dues SHOW EM' SOME LOVE AND STOP HATIN’

Seth Nation said...

I think Randall Byers should be up for the Heisman, his PR campaign is out of sight. Each post contains clever misspellings, creative nicknames, bold predictions, and subtle usage of ALL CAPS. Also the feeling of teamwork oozes from each post, I mean seriously does ONW even need the other 10 players on the field when you have Mr. Showtime?

Free State Fan said...

I could be speaking out of turn, but I seriously doubt Eli was at every game last week taking stats down and looking for kids to hype. Going out on a limb with a wild guess here... he is forwarded info and puts it in the blog. Every stat won't be recorded every week, folks. Relax, be thankful and enjoy. Go 'Birds!

4cornerstones said...

Hahahah Pubhouse, I was thinking the exact same thing. And Eli can only report what the coaches send to midstate. It's a very impressive blog.

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Unknown said...

Please don't come on here claiming your son is d1 let his play do the talking.

Who's Your Daddy said...

Chanda-Mae, Calm down !! First of all you should be celebrating a teammate whether he had 11 or 1 tackle. I'm sure nobody has an Ax to grind for your Randall. If he is as good as you think he is he will lead the league in every category. LOL Let us know when Alabama and Texas offer. Seriously let the boy play his season out and quit hovering like a helicopter Mommy. Trust me You will scare College coaches off with your individualist attitude. Can't wait to see him against OE this week.

Unknown said...

Do not know any of you and do not care to. "AINT WORRIED BOUT NOTHIN" ... another SUBTLE use of capitilization; You must have been talkin to tha kids but now you are talking to an adult, his mother, Mrs. Byers, approach me RIGHT. I don't hide behind nicknames. The comment is not against Eli(do your thang son), who obviously has a life, about lil kennedy; I love all the RAVEN babies, they frequent my home every weekend and darn sure not about COACH SHERMIN; To you, the SHERMINATOR. The comment was posted for haters, such as yourselves. Looks like all of you need to COOL DOWN, by your comments, YOU KNOW WHAT'S UP. Lastly, you sure right; give MY SON RANDAL JR. (ONE L MR. PUB, aka spellchecker) HIS DUES. Grow up. This is a comment blog so my comment to you, RANDAL SUPPORTS HIS TEAM FULLY. He is a force to be recongned with. He is THE ULTIMATE DEFENSIVE PLAYER AND DESERVES ALL DO TO HIM. YOU OBVIOUSLY MISSED THE GAME AND DIDN'T PAY YOUR CABLE BILL. FAR AS EAST....RAVENS WILL C U THERE W/ RANDAL IN THE FOREFRONT...MOUNT UP

DMan said...

Pubhouse Nation and Eli: Jordan Brown is the current senior running back playing for Olathe East and should appear on the rushing list. (he is not the former LHS talent - common name)

Seth Nation said...

D-man thanks for the correction. Good to know.

Mrs. Byers chill its only week 2....

Eli your site rocks as usual

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4cornerstones said...

My Power Rankings
1. Randel Byers #mrUnstoppable (ONW)

SMS watcher said...

Oh, Boy! And its not yet week 2. Its nice to see the passion. Thanks again Ely for giving people a place to tallk about Sunflower football.

Mr.Gridiron said...

Are you serious? This the most childish things I have ever read. A grown person putting this crap on here about a kid. This is @ pubichouse,and conergalstone. There is nothing on here aimed at Eli people. So get off the *** He has done wonders by giving a place to comments and stats. I happen to know that Byers are completely behind the ONW coaching staff?players 120%. For the record your right on your stupid rankings 4corn lmao. Get a life stop being so jealous every comment makes that obvious. Randal is a great player, and a great prospect. His play speaks for itself. GO RAVENS OH ARE THESE CAPS DUH.LMAO. I CAN DO THIS FOREVER.

DMan said...

I've followed Eli and this blog for a few years. Love it.
I really do enjoy the lively back-and-forth of proud parents and passionate fans. At the same time a bit of restraint can be a cool thing too.
I'm more about paying some respect to each kid that has the guts to strap on a helmet and go to battle on Friday nights. I'll be at CBAC Friday for OE vs ONW and I will watch for Byers - I wish him the best.
To paraphrase Theodore Roosevelt,"it's not the critic that counts, it's the young man in the arena with blood on his jersey that matters, who at the best knows the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat".

Mr.Gridiron said...

d man that was cool, and neutral good job. I say we all stop it. I can let it go if the feeling is mutual.

Seth Nation said...

Nothing was ever started. Let the kids play, if they are good they will get noticed. That was the whole point. Nobody wishes ill will against the Byers kid, hell I hope he does go D1. But the first post from the mom was pretty much ripping Eli for apparent stat issues, and then ripping the ONW teammate for evidently getting 1 more tackle then her son.

If Randall Byers is as good as you say then within a few weeks we will all know, and you won't have to hit every post to let us know.

4cornerstones said...

I was not trying to start anything to that extent, and it's only great for the league if Byers goes d1! And I hope he does as well. I haven't seen him play, maybe I was premature, but Mr. Smith is the best dlineman I have seen in recent memory. Good luck to all.

TheImpaler said...

Chanda-Mae is clearly right on the money. I mean after the 21-14 double overtime brutal beat down the Ravens put on perennial Sunflower league (and national) powerhouse Shawnee Mission Northwest this week, the only reason Eli doesn't have them #1 in the power ratings MUST be the Hatin'! Byers will clearly beat the Hawks single handedly on Friday, ASSUMING the Cowboys don't sign him first to beat up on the Chiefs. Got to love the passion though....

Mr.Gridiron said...

Good to hear again nothing pointed at Eli,or any kid I know she meant that for the season. Opinions vary between us all. She and her husband go for it all with their kids ask anybody. She is a church going woman you don't want to mess with her! Hey this was fun.

Who's Your Daddy said...

Self promotion is the worst form of flattery. Don't blame other people for having a problem with it. At 6'5" and 305 lbs why hasn't Randall been on everyones radar? I hope his promoters let Randall make a name for himself on the field. Everyone wishes they had a couple kids his size on their roster. I will weigh his presence on my weekly picks. No pun intended!!

Govannon Grey said...

Mrs. Hopson-Byers, I admire your enthusiasm toward your son, especially since I know there are a lot of players out there that get little to no support for their parents. I would rather see more parents like you than the others.

Now, I would like to hand out some advise from some of my years spent around high school sports, esp football. Your son is in a great position to get noticed through other D1 athletes in the conference. The Ravens are "lucky" enough to have both SM West and OSHS on the schedule. Now SM West has 2 D1 athletes in Maloney and Chambers. There will most likely be D1 coaches watching that film, probably KU and BYU, the teams they have committed to... against Olathe South you have an uncommited D1 athlete and Lineman in Braden Smith, on the the top recruits in the nation. I'm guessing somewhere around 30 or the top D1 schools will see that game somehow- including Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Texas A&M, etc. You want your boy to get D1 offers. He better play big in those 2 games. The coaches watching Braden will all the sudden start asking "Who's this kid on the other team" conversation will get started.

Putting Randal on blast here does nothing, really. I'm not Nick Saban, Eli's not Urban Meyer. No one on the board is getting your son anywhere. If Randal plays at a high level when D1 coaches are guaranteed to be there- vs SM West and esp OSHS, that's when the offers start poring in... and NO D1 coaches really don't look to hard local stats. They know how stats can tell lies.

GO Sunflower League and KS HS Football!

Eli Underwood said...

I'm just glad all of this discussion is happening in a public forum, where readers from any SFL school affiliation can chime in at any time on any subject.

It gives the players more exposure too. Five years ago the casual fan probably knew five or six players in the league that weren't on their own team. Now, I think fans in the league have a much broader knowledge of everything that's going on, and that builds the pageantry of the league.

Mr.Gridiron said...
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Mr.Gridiron said...

Thanks Eli we will continue to comment even more now. I will encourage anyone with a connection to this to do the same. People keep talking what they don't know the offers have been there. This isn't a stepping stone it's just conversation. I have enjoyed this one I can go forever.

Marla said...

I loved watching the HUDL videos and seeing the pictures of Randal Byers AND Mitch Kennedy working together, as a team, to bring those guys down! Sorry Chanda-Mae, your son isn't the only one out there!