Tuesday, September 27, 2016

SHUKC Game Previews: Week 5

by David Brox, davidbrox@shukc.com

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Aquinas vs Mill Valley

There will be little need to hang your head losing to a 6A power house like Blue Valley.  In the EKL it could spell doom from a momentum stand point if you do.  Aquinas comes calling against Mill Valley sporting a potent running attack led by junior Drew Hicks.  Hicks leads the team with 478 yards and 5 TD's through 4 games.  This has quietly been a bit of a rivalry between these two teams that have met in the playoffs in recent years before Mill Valley joined the league.  This should be a good game with contrasting styles on offense.  Joel Donn has been a beast on the defense for Mill Valley.  He leads the team with 60 tackles and 6 TFL and early season contender for SHUKC honors.

SHUKC Week 4 Leaders

by David Brox, davidbrox@shukc.com

I can only accept stats from an official source which is for most Maxpreps.  If you are a coach and want to share your numbers by a different means then you can email me.  This is the beginning process of evaluate the players on the team for All SHUKC post season honors.  If stats are not available then it is incredibly likely players from that school will not get recognized unless I know and watch you personally.


Piper doesn't have any posted stats for Louisburg.
Turner doesn't have any defensive stats.
Sumner Academy doesn't have any stats posted.
Washington doesn't have any stats posted.
Bishop Ward doesn't have any stats posted

Brody Flaming (Mill Valley) - 1397 yards 14 TD's, 3 INT's
Cole Oakes (Bonner Springs) - 892 yards 8 TD's, 6 INT's
Mason Beach (Tonganoxie) - 871 yards 12 TD's, 4 INT's

Adam Smith (Atchison) - 582 yards 11 TD's, 1 INT
Justin Phillips (Basehor-Linwood) - 516 yards 6 TD's, 0 INT's


Cornelius Ruff (Schlagle) - 877 yards and 11 TDs
JJ Letcher (Piper) - 561 yards and 5 TD's
Dylon Deblue (Atchison) - 451 yards 5 TD's
Quinton McQuillan (Lansing) - 411 yards and 11 TD's
Chas Rollo (Basehor-Linwood) - 408 yards and 8 TD's
Jordan Brown (Tonganoxie) - 395 yards and 3 TD's
Henry Myrick (Lansing) - 390 yards and 6 TD's
Adam Smith (Atchison) - 261 yards and 5 TD's
Ivan Webb (Schlagle) - 258 yards and 5 TD's
Cameron Young (Mill Valley) - 242 yards and 1 TD
Tobias Womack (Bonner Springs) - 237 yards and 3 TD's


Ben Hartman (Mill Valley) - 636 yards and 8 TD's
Zac Morgan (Tonganoxie) - 384 yards and 4 TD's
Bryce Enzbrenner (Atchison) - 374 yards and 8 TD's
Andrew Stephens (Bonner Springs) - 305 yards 4 TD's
Logan Talley (Mill Valley) - 276 yards and 3 TD's
Evan Rice (Mill Valley) - 255 yards and 2 TD's
Jamison Jackson (Bonner Springs) - 249 yards and 2 TD's
Gerail Lucas (Wyandotte) - 248 yards and 2 TD's
Davion Scott (Turner) - 197 yards and 2 TD's
Caden Searcy (Tonganoxie) - 170 yards and 3 TD's
Eric Scott (Basehor-Linwood) - 167 yards and 1 TD
Cole Bateman (Atchison) - 158 yards and 2 TD's
Jalen Douglas (Lansing) - 146 yards and 1 TD
Jackson Sherley (Basehor-Linwood) - 132 yards 1 TD

Joel Donn (Mill Valley) - 60
Devan Graham (Tonganoxie) - 43
Dylan Smith (Mill Valley) - 36
Dustin Hopkins (Bonner Springs) - 35
Andrew Puckett (Bonner Springs) - 30
Zac Morgan (Tonganoxie) - 30

JJ Letcher (Piper) - 30
Gavin Williams (Schlagle) - 29
Austin Bonnel (Atchison) - 29
Tylen Wallace (Schlagle) - 28
Dylon Deblue (Atchison) - 28
Giovanni Burk (Atchison) - 27
Fred Simpson (Atchison) - 27
Matthew Fisette (Piper) - 27
Adam Smith (Atchison) - 27
Jalen Douglas (Lansing) - 25


James Hampton (Schlagle) - 4
Ike Valencia (Mill Valley) - 4
Blaine Bourdreaux (Mill Valley) - 3
Tylen Wallace (Schlagle) - 3
Miles Davis (Schlagle) - 3
Giovanni Burk (Atchison) - 3

Evan Rice (Mill Valley) - 3
Domonique Williams (Wyandotte) - 2

JJ Letcher (Piper) - 2
Zac Morgan (Tonganoxie) - 2
Keaton Rickard (Tonganoxie) - 2
Alonzo Hokes (Bonner Springs) - 2
Austin Bonnel (Atchison) - 2
Matthew Schrick (Atchison) - 2
Kyle Alcanter (Basehor-Linwood) - 2


Luke Willis (Basehor-Linwood) - 7.5
Nolan Ford (Basehor-Linwood) - 6
Joel Donn (Mill Valley) - 6
Elijah Johnson (Piper) - 6
Cooper Beebe (Piper) - 5
Tylen Wallace (Schlagle) - 4
Blaine Bourdreaux ( Mill Valley) - 4

Monday, September 26, 2016

SHUKC Player Spotlight: Keaton Rickard

by David Brox, davidbrox@shukc.com

Keaton Rickard is a senior for the 3-1 Tonganoxie Chieftains.  Rickard plays on both sides of the ball and has had an impact in both phases of the game.  15 tackles, 2 TFL, 2 INTs and 1 sack on defense.  He has over 100 yards and 2 TD's on offense.  Check out his early season highlights.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

SHUKC Player Spotlight: Mack Phoenix (Washington)

by David Brox, davidbrox@shukc.com

Check out the highlights of senior WR Mack Phoenix who provided one of the bright spots for Washington last night with a long TD reception. 

SHUKC Player Spotlight: Neil Ruff (Schlagle)

by David Brox, davidbrox@shukc.com

Neif Ruff is doing the work in the film room.  Highlight of last nights 361 yards, 4 TD performance is up and available.  Check it out below.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Football Week 4 Scores

Neil Ruff (Schlagle)

by David Brox, davidbrox@shukc.com

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I was at Washington tonight for their matchup with the Schlagle Stallions.  My first live look at the areas leading rusher Neil Ruff and he didn't disappoint.  I was especially glad to be at Washington because of some familiar faces.  TJ Wallace, DJ Sayles and J'Veyon Browning were all out and getting to catch up with them made my day.

In a game that was a complete blow out for the Stallions there is so much I want to say.  So I am going to just talk in bullets.

The crowd was amazing.  Fantastic student sections and plenty of overall support for both teams.  Absolutely refreshing to see so many people come together and rally behind the students.  Props to all those in attendance having a good time.

I want to let the players at Washington know that I think very highly of all of them.  I want to thank the coaching staff who has been thrust into a difficult situation.  Seeing Coach King on the sideline shows just how dedicated he is to Washington and those students.  Football is not a game that you can just show up with athletes and find success.  The Wildcats have athletes but head coach Terrance Jordan has a project that will take some time to put together.

"I am taking it a minute at a time", said Coach Jordan.

This statement rang true in this game because there are athletes on Washington's team that will make plays through out the season but the circumstances of the overall program right now will make it hard to compete.

Over the course of the 5 or 6 years I have put a lot of value and pride in my player recommendations.  I commend good performances but I do reserve my college recommendations for those I truly believe have that level of ability.  Browning being one of the better examples of that.  I am going to give my first of 2016 and it honestly has taken me to his senior year to say this.  Neil Ruff is a college running back.  I would not have said that last year but he has put in the level of effort required to emerge as a POY candidate in 2016 and skill set to play at the highest levels in college.  He finished the night with 361 yards, 4 TD's on just 23 carries.

"He put in a lot of work this year starting in April.  5AM workouts before school for 2 months solid.", said Justin Richmond.

Many know that I recommend Richmond as one of the top personal trainers for athletes in the area.  He wouldn't put himself out there unless Ruff put in the work and the proof is in his play.  He looks faster, stronger and most of all thinner.  The biggest difference to me is that he is running angry.  Reminds me of Javeon Williams of Washington a few years back.  He may lead the team in pancake blocks for himself as his stiff arm is a real weapon.  What you will see on his film is the vision to look past the current move and set up the next.  He ran for 361 yards tonight and yes it is against a weak defense in Washington but it is still impressive.  Coaches need to watch his film.  I will be putting a highlight together for him as I rally behind his hard work and effort.

With that said I want to acknowledge a couple of more players and get everyone looking at #2 for Schlagle.  Sophomore Ivan Webb is listed at 5'10 184.  I really like how he runs the ball and plays defense.  I won't over react to what I saw tonight but just from a potential stand point keep an eye on this kid.  There is likely another growth spurt which will make him very appealing at the next level.

Gavin Williams was impressive in the secondary.  2 picks and 1 returned for TD.  He provided what little work Schlagle did through the passing game as well.  Good game for him.

Basehor-Linwood is damn impressive in true road test.  46-6 over a previously unbeaten Independence team.

El Dorado 62-6 over Harmon

Lansing defeats Piper 56-24.  Piper was getting smashed 42-0 at the half.  I hear there were some suspensions of players for Piper and it is amazing to me how life works.  At work we are facing a situation where we have a key member of our team from a technical perspective that bends administrative rules.  It has resulted ultimately in him finding another job outside the company because management didn't want to look past the rules violation.  I won't comment on what a coach should or should not do in disciplining his team.  I do however feel that accountability is important not just in high school but in the work force.  I am a strong believer in the theory of Occum's Razor.  The simplest answer is usually correct.  In this case just follow the rules.

No matter the suspension I have a hard time thinking a blow out would have been avoided with or without them.  Quinton McQuillan with a big night.

Bonner Springs defeats Tonganoxie 21-12.  A bit of a reality check there.  I will watch this game to evaluate where Tonganoxie stands in the KVL.

Atchison rolls past Wyandotte 52-12.  District play is going to be fun this year for sure.  The question being if Atchison is being prepared for the likes of Basehor-Linwood and Piper.

Turner 46-15 over Bishop Ward

Sumner Academy did not play tonight.  I understand KC Central double booked this week and left Sumner hanging.  Grossly disappointing for both Sumner and Wyandotte.  I have never heard of missing games until this year.  This just can't be something that keeps happening.

Mill Valley drops their first game of the season against a very good Blue Valley team 45-28.

Basehor-Linwood Coach Rod Stallbaumer Honored

by David Brox, davidbrox@shukc.com

Congrats to Basehor-Linwood coach Rod Stallbaumer for being recognized as the Chiefs High School Coach of the week for Kansas.

You can read the details HERE.