Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Sunflower League Extra: Part I

Free State junior quarterback Bryce Torneden had
an impressive first game for the Firebirds Thursday,
combining for 280 yards of total offense and three
touchdowns. Photo LJWorld.
Week One Players of the Week

Bryce Torneden, Free State: In his first career start at quarterback, Torneden completed nine of 12 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown, and rushed for 152 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries. More importantly, his team collected the victory.

Dalton Lewallen, SM South: Talk about an impressive showing to begin the season. Lewallen carried the ball nine times for 106 yards and three touchdowns, in addition to catching two passes for 39 yards and another touchdown. Defensively, Lewallen recorded five tackles and an interception.

Week One Coach of the Week

Jeff Gourley, Olathe South: Olathe South followed up their incredible 12-1 run to the 2011 state title with mostly disappointing back-to-back 5-4 seasons. Seeking improvement, the coaching staff consulted with Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn this past offseason, while Malzahn was recruiting Braden Smith. The result was a revamped offense, courtesy of one of the nation's most brilliant offensive minds. On Friday, Gourley and his team ransacked Hutchinson, 24-2, and set the tone for what they hope will be another incredible run in 2014.

Sunflower League Week One Tweets of the Week

"Better see @eliunderwood at the (Olathe) East and (Olathe) South game next week, no better place to be." - @falcon259

"any late night articles tonight? 4 hour bus ride from Hutch need my updates on the rest of the league." - @b_winsk

Statistical Leaders

Passing
Gunnar Englund, SM East: 208, 3 TDs
Matt Hollingsworth, SM South: 146, 1 TD
Chase Miller, Olathe East: 142, 2 TDs
Will Schneider, SM North: 130, 1 TD
Bryce Torneden, Free State: 128, 1 TD
Landry Hodges, Leavenworth: 112
Jack Hatzfeld, Olathe Northwest: 79, 1 TD
Jake Seurer, Olathe South: 59
Alan Clothier, Lawrence: 52
Matt Wright, Olathe North: 47, 1 TD

Rushing
Venus Triplett, Olathe North: 196, 1 TD
Bryce Torneden, Free State: 152, 2 TDs
JD Woods, Lawrence: 134, 1 TD
Matt Hollingsworth, SM South: 107, 1 TD
Isaiah Ross, Leavenworth: 107
Dalton Lewallen, SM South: 106, 3 TDs
Tarik Waton, SM West: 105
Jalen Branson, Olathe East: 103
Collin Fischer, Olathe South: 98, 1 TD
Matt Wright, Olathe North: 94, 1 TD
Terrick Bell, SM North: 90

Receiving
Alex Dean, SM East: 148, 3 TDs
Nick Perez, SM North: 98, 1 TD
Zach Cahill, Olathe East: 78, 1 TD
Johnny Heath, Leavenworth: 75
Joel Spain, Free State: 61, 1 TD
Matt Burton, Olathe South: 54
Price Morgan, Lawrence: 52
Josh Moore, Olathe North: 44
Manny Psihountas: 43

Tackles
Jordan McKinney, SM West: 19
DJ Turner, SM West: 15
Steven Miller, Olathe South: 13
Jake Seurer, Olathe South: 13
David Burton, Olathe Northwest: 12
Montell Madlock, SM West: 12
Price Morgan, Lawrence: 12
Jack Murphy, Olathe South: 10
Bremen Scholz, SM South: 10
Kyle Ball, SM East: 9
Amani Bledsoe, Lawrence: 9
Joe Fales, SM South: 9
Sam Skwarlo, Free State: 9
Nic Stebar, Olathe South: 9

Sacks
Nate Amos, Leavenworth: 2
Kyle Ball, SM East: 2
Eli Pruss, Olathe Northwest: 2

Forced Fumbles
Jalen Branson, Olathe East: 1
Dearion Cooper, Lawrence: 1
Joe Fales, SM South: 1
Shane Hofer, Free State: 1
Patrick Kirby, Olathe East: 1
Anthony McCray, Olathe East: 1
Nick Perez, SM North: 1

Fumbles Recovered
Jalen Branson, Olathe East: 2
Ivan Hollins, Lawrence: 2

Interceptions
Dearion Cooper, Lawrence: 1
Ivan Hollins, Lawrence: 1
Dalton Lewallen, SM South: 1
Derek Miller, Olathe East: 1
Isaiah Simmons, Olathe North: 1
Tyler Stoetaert, Olathe Northwest: 1
Joel Spain, Free State: 1
Nick Starnes, Leavenworth: 1
Charley White, SM East: 1

Field Goals
Chris Diddle, Olathe East: (2/2)
Devin Antcil, Olathe Northwest: (1/2)
Jake Boyce, Leavenworth: (1/2)
Logan Swartz, Olathe South: (1/1)

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

7 comments:

8timestatechamps said...

There is no way Triplett had 196 yards i think 96 might be more accurate.

NORTHFAN said...

I wonder how come some of the schools didn't turn in the defense stats???? Especially North!!!

Eli Underwood said...

Triplett is listed in the database as having ran the ball 23 times for 196 yards and two touchdowns. That could very easily have been a data entry typo.

EagleGrad said...

Wait... if Wright didn't throw the touchdown... who did? I remember someone saying there was a passing touchdown for Olathe North.

NORTHFAN said...

I was at that game and Wright threw a touchdown pass to Denzel Foster, but Triplett did run in 2 touchdowns

EagleGrad said...

I don't remember clearly but im pretty sure I was the one giving the defensive stats for ON last year for awhile but since I don't play on the team anymore that's not really possible for me now. I have no idea when we'll be seeing stats from ON.

EagleGrad said...

Well Triplett definitely only ran 1 in but its a shame more 6A schools aren't doing like SM East and recording their games. Some have things like PlayOn or whatever but I'd rather just have recordings of everything.