|Venus Triplett. KC Star.|
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.
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
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
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
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Top Twitter Followers
Top Tweet: "If today is Wednesday, tomorrow is Thursday. #SFLfball starts Thursday. Tomorrow is the start of the #SFLfball season!!!"
Top Tweet: "If you aren't tweeting @eliunderwood your questions and comments about SFL football and falcons you're doing it wrong."
Top Tweet: "Everyone go read @eliunderwood's sunflower league blog. #falconfanatics #southsidepride"
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."
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.