High School Football: The Results Are In

30 10 2010

Friday night’s results.

(High School Football Standings)

Top Performers

  • Marshall Williams, Troy: 368 yards, 7 touchdowns vs Prairie

Idaho 5A – Inland Empire League
Post Falls 39 at Lewiston 14 – Final

Idaho 4A – Inland Empire League
Moscow 28 at Sandpoint 31 – Final/2 OT

Washington 2A – Great Northern League
West Valley 12 at Pullman 23 – Final
Clarkston 48 at Medical Lake 13 – Final

Washington 2B – Southeast/Northeast
Asotin 30 at Dayton 14 – Final
Kettle Falls 13 at Colfax 49 – Final

Idaho 2A – Central Idaho League
Grangeville 31 at Nampa Christian 50 – Final
Orofino 7 at New Plymouth 61 – Final

Washington 1B – Southeast
Colton 32 at St. John-Endicott 44 – Final
Touchet 34 at Pomeroy 28 – Final

Idaho 1A – Whitepine League
Lewis County 0 at Potlatch 30 – Final
Kendrick 62 at Lapwai 16 – Final
Genesee at Clearwater Valley – No score reported
Prairie 26 at Troy 72 – Final


jtv: Weekly Press Conferences

28 10 2010

This week’s press conferences are complete.  Idaho head coach Robb Akey talks about Warriors vaunted passing attack and the challenge of playing at Hawai’i.
As for Washington State’s head coach, Paul Wulff boasts about the progress of his team, even claiming he may have the Pac-10’s top offense … in a couple more years.

Idaho Vandals
Robb Akey


Washington State Cougars
Paul Wulff

By The Numbers – Setting The ‘Marq’

26 10 2010

As a true freshman, Washington State wide receiver Marquess Wilson is racing into the record books faster than he heads towards an endzone.

The first-year player not only ranks as one of the top wideouts in the entire NCAA this fall, but he is on pace to break the most hollowed pass-cathing record in school history – most receiving yards in a season.

Not bad for a kid that only had one other Pac-10 offer, with the other being Arizona State, the Cougs opponent this weekend.

First is a look at what Wilson has accomplished this season.  Then, I forecast what he could accomplish if he stays the course in Setting the Pace.

Here is a look at Wilson’s 2010 season By The Numbers:

  • Leads the Pac-10 with 99.5 receiving yards per game
  • Is tied for second in the Pac-10 with 41 receptions (trailing Jared Karstetter by 3 catches)
  • Leads the conference with five 100-yard receiving games
  • Leads all freshman in the NCAA with 5.12 catches per game (1 of 3 ranked in top 100)
  • Ranks 6th in the NCAA with 796 receiving yards (1st amongst freshman)
  • Has four receptions of 50+ yards through eight games (The entire WSU team had seven catches of 50+ over the three previous seasons combine.)
  • His 19.4 yards per catch ranks 4th all-time in WSU history for a player with 40+ catches (1. Jason Hill, 2004 – 22.4 2. Deron Pointer, 1993 – 21.2 3. Mike Bush, 2001 – 20.9)
  • Has more receiving yards through eight games this season (796) than any other WSU player in an entire season since 2007 (Brandon Gibson – 1,180)
  • 796 receiving yards are the most by a WSU player over the first eight games of the season since Jason Hill (875) in 2005

Setting the Pace:

  • On pace for 1,194 yards this season…
    > WSU school record: 1,180 – Brandon Gibson (2007)
    > Pac-10 freshman record: 1,265 – Mike Williams, USC (2002)
  • On pace for 1,194 yards, which would be the most by a Pac-10 receiver since Oregon State’s Sammy Stroughter (1,293) in 2006
  • On pace for 62 receptions, which would tie Jason Hill for 8th most in school history

jtv: Paul Wulff on Wilson’s run at the record


UPDATE: JoJo Dickson Injury

25 10 2010

In picking up their first conference victory of the season Saturday, the Idaho football paid a steep price.

Starting middle linebacker JoJo Dickson suffered a broken leg in the third quarter, after New Mexico State runningback Kenny Turner blindsided the senior at the end of a play.

The hit ended Dickson’s season and likely his college career.

Here’s a look at the hit.

Being the leader that Dickson is, many Idaho players reacted emotionally following the hit.  As you can see in the video, it got to the point where head coach Robb Akey had to gather his football team to reminded them what they were playing for  – a WAC win, not retaliation.

Today, coach Akey gave an update on JoJo’s status, stating the surgery went well.

After his weekly press conference was over, coach Akey said that it’s likely to late in the season for Dickson to be granted a medical redshirt, but added that would not prevent him from trying.

Either way, Idaho players and coaches will just have to hope that playing for JoJo will match his production on the field.

By The Numbers – Tuel Time

25 10 2010

Washington State sophomore quarterback Jeff Tuel is making big strides as a passer this season.  In fact – believe it or not – the young signal-caller is on pace for one of the best seasons in school history.

First is a look at what Tuel has accomplished this season.  Then, I forecast what he could accomplish if he stays the course in Setting the Pace.

Here’s a look at Tuel’s 2010 season By The Numbers:

  • First Pac-10 quarterback to reach 2,000 yards passing this season
  • 265 pass attempts and 158 competitions leads the conference
  • Has passed for 200+ yards in all eight games this season (WSU combined for seven such performances the last two seasons)
  • Is the only Pac-10 quarterback that has thrown for at least 200 yards in every game
  • Tuel’s 14 touchdown passes this season are almost as many as WSU has thrown for as a team in the previous two years combine (17).
  • QB efficiency rating is higher the Jake Locker’s (134.7 to 131.4)

Setting the Pace:

  • On pace to break WSU’s all-time record for passing yards as a sophomore (Tuel’s pace: 3,050 yards; Record: 2,891 yards by Alex Brink in 2005)
  • On pace to complete 237 passes, which would rank 4th all-time in school history and surpasses any mark that Jason Gesser, Ryan Leaf or Jack Thomposon put up in their careers.
  • On pace to become just the sixth quarterback in school history to pass for more than 3,000+ yards in a season (The others: Jason Gesser (twice), Ryan Leaf, Alex Brink, Timm Rosenbach and Drew Bledsoe)


BCS Projected Standings

24 10 2010

This is the first time I’ve tried to predict the BCS standings.  We’ll see how I do in a matter of moments, but by my calculations (and projections), I have Auburn edging Boise State by the narrowest of margins.

Here are my top 5:

          PROJECTED 8/23  
1 1 1 Oregon 0.84 0.94 0.989 0.923
2 3 3 Auburn 0.93 0.874 0.916 0.907
3 2 2 Boise St. 0.88 0.901 0.936 0.906
4 4 4 TCU 0.91 0.86 0.893 0.888
5 5 5 Michigan St. 0.83 0.746 0.789 0.788

High School Football: Taking Care of Business

24 10 2010

With the postseason quickly approaching, numerous teams remained in the playoff hunt with big performances on Friday night.
Check out what Quad-Cities kids came up clutch.

(High School Football Standings)

Top Performers

  • Beau Kerns, Lewiston: 12-21, 302 yards, 3 touchdowns; 17 carries, 98 yards vs Boise
  • Ridge Fuentes, Lewiston: 3 receptions, 163 yards, 2 touchdowns (65, 91 yards) vs Boise
  • Hayden Kanikkeberg, Troy: 8-13, 244 yards, 2 touchdowns vs Genesee
  • Justin Schmidt, Prairie: 3 receiving touchdowns vs Clearwater Valley
  • Stephen Brent, Potlatch: 221 yards rushings, 4 touchdowns vs Lapwai
  • Kody Heath, Kendrick: 250 yards rushing, 2 touchdowns vs Deary
    (Coaches Quotes: “We’re going to miss him next year.”)
  • Josh Straughan, Colton: 29-47, 406 yards, 8 touchdowns vs Sunnyside Christian
  • Steve Eacker, Colton: 14 catches, 229 yards, 4 touchdowns vs Sunnyside Christian

Idaho 5A – Inland Empire League
Boise 20 at Lewiston 33 – Final

Idaho 4A – Inland Empire League
Lakeland 14 at Moscow 35 – Final

Washington 2A – Great Northern League
Pullman 0 at Cheney 38 – Final
Deer Park 7 at Clarkston 14 – FInal

Washington 2B – Southeast/Northeast
Waitsburg-Prescott 28 at Asotin 8 – Final
Springdale 0 at Colfax 63 – Final

Idaho 2A – Central Idho League
Grangeville 14 at Orofino 16 – Final
Kamiah 54 at Kellogg 6 – Final

Washington 1B – Southeast
Colton 62 at Sunnyside Christian 32 – Final
Pomeroy at Liberty Christian –  No score reported

Idaho 1A – Whitepine League
Lapwai 30 at Potlatch 66 – Final
Troy 34 at Genesee 20 – Final
Deary 26 at Kendrick 38 – Final
Clearwater Valley 14 at Prairie 62 – Final