It’s week two of our prep updates, so that means all of K-State’s current commits for the 2017 football season should have at least two games under their belt. For some, it’s week four or five, but since we’re in Kansas, we’ll just call it by the KSHSAA schedule. So lets take another look around the country at how the young men and their high school programs are faring in 2016.
We will do our best to keep these as updated as possible, but not every school or area gets covered the same way. And not every local paper, school, or service even puts stats online (what do they think it is, 1996? Geez)
Ben Adler, OL, Trinity Academy, Wichita, KS -- Trinity fell on Friday/Saturday 33-14, but the Knights still managed to put up over 400 yards of offense. Adler also carded 5 tackles and 1.5 TFL.
Harrison Creed, OL, Ulysses, Ulysses, KS -- The Tigers fell back to earth, and to 1-1, with a 15-14 final-minute loss Friday night.
Wyatt Hubert, DE, Shawnee Heights, Tecumseh, KS -- Shawnee Heights came back strong after a week one beat-down, as the T-Birds improved to 1-1 after last Friday’s 40-0 win over Topeka West. Hubert registered two sacks in the victory and caught three passes for 85 yards and a touchdown (he also plays tight end).
Aidan Mills, OL/DL, Newton, Newton, KS -- Newton and Hutchinson squared off on Friday...and then again on Sunday thanks to storms in the area. The Railers lost, but Mills helped his running back Kade Remsburg (also being pursued by K-State) gain 202 yards on the ground.
Josh Rivas, OL, Hutchinson, Hutchinson, KS -- Rivas and the Salthawks fared much better in their three-day-game. Rivas’s backs racked up 448 yards on the ground in the 46-21 victory.
Sammy Wheeler, QB, St. James Academy, Lenexa, KS -- The Thunder went from their week one loss into a week two tough victory. Wheeler scored the only TD for his team on a 21-yard pass. In two starts this season, Wheeler has completed 22 of 49 passes for 229 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions. He has also rushed for 83 yards on 27 attempts.
Joshua Brown, DB, Langston Hughes, Fairburn, GA -- The Panthers fell to 2-1 after a 47-28 loss last Friday night. Brown recorded five tackles on the night.
Eli Huggins, DT, West Forsyth, Cumming, GA -- West Forsyth improved to 2-1 after a 56-35 home win on Friday. No defensive stats were available for the game.
Drew Wiley, DT, Vinton-Shellsburg, Vinton, IA -- V-S tok a late lead, and then gave up the go-ahead score with one minute remaining in their Friday night 7-6 loss, falling to 1-2 on the season. The Vinton-Shellsburg defense only allowed 152 yards, with 57 in the final drive.
Bill Kuduk, OL, Marist, Chicago, IL -- Marist won their Friday night matchup 27-8 to improve to 2-1 on the season.
Anthony Payne, DE, Raymore-Peculiar, Peculiar, MO -- Ray-Pec hit a stone wall in Rockhurst Friday night, falling to the Hawklets 21-0 and from the ranks of the unbeaten. The defense played well, however, but just couldn’t get help from the offense.
Dewayne Betts, QB, KIPP Academy, Memphis, TN -- Betts completed 6 of 9 passes for 168 yards and 4 touchdowns in a 68-6 rout on Friday. He also added 23 yards on three carries. After three early losses, KIPP has now blown-out their last two opponents to improve to 2-3 on the season.
Bernard Goodwater, RB, Carter, Dallas, TX -- Goodwater was the second-leading rusher but the leading receiver in Carter’s 61-0 victory last Thursday night. He had six carries for 66 yards, and caught three passes for 68 yards and a score. Carter improved to 3-0 on the season.