Some of our new guys are on teams that are basically rolling right along through 2016. A few others are stuck on teams with barely a win on the schedule. But K-State isn’t recruiting the team, just a player (or two in some cases), and those guys are doing the individual things that make them stand out above the rest.
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 Academy fell to 2-2 with a 41-21 loss Friday night. The Knights managed only 52 yards on 37 carries, but did gain almost 300 yards in the air.
Harrison Creed, OL, Ulysses, Ulysses, KS -- Ulysses picked up a much-needed win over Colby Friday night, improving to 2-2 after topping the Eagles 35-21 with the help of over 300 yards rushing.
Wyatt Hubert, DE, Shawnee Heights, Tecumseh, KS -- The T-Birds are still struggling through 2016, falling to Topeka-Seaman Friday night 24-21. Hubert filled the stat sheet on defense, notching 5 tackles, one for loss, and a pass defensed. He also hauled in one catch for 64 yards, but failed to score on the effort.
Aidan Mills, OL/DL, Newton, Newton, KS -- The Railers have yet to even take to the rails so far this season, falling to 0-4 with a shutout loss to Valley Center, 21-0. The Newton offense was limited to just 81 yards, total.
Josh Rivas, OL, Hutchinson, Hutchinson, KS -- Hutch went to Derby Friday night with hopes of knocking off the #1 Panthers, but instead just became Derby’s latest victim in their 2016 march, falling 46-20. The Salthawks only offense was on the ground, gaining 294 yards on 48 carries.
Sammy Wheeler, QB, St. James Academy, Lenexa, KS -- The Thunder improved to 2-2 on the season with a 29-20 victory over Blue Valley Northwest. Wheeler went 14-40-5 (yes, 5 picks) for 173 yards and two TD’s, and also picked up 39 yards on 11 carries. Wheeler also notched four punts for 136 yards.
Joshua Brown, DB, Langston Hughes, Fairburn, GA -- Langston Hughes is now 4-1 on the season following a 41-21 victory Friday night. Brown notched nine total tackles in the contest (five solo, four assisted).
Eli Huggins, DT, West Forsyth, Cumming, GA -- West Forsyth improved to 4-1 on the season with a 26-21 win Friday night. No defensive stats were available for the game.
Drew Wiley, DT, Vinton-Shellsburg, Vinton, IA -- V-S fell to 1-4 on the season following a 46-29 loss Friday night. No stats were available for the game.
Bill Kuduk, OL, Marist, Chicago, IL -- Marist improved to 4-1, and 3-0 in conference, with a 49-0 victory on Homecoming night last Friday.
Anthony Payne, DE, Raymore-Peculiar, Peculiar, MO -- Ray-Pec dropped to 4-2 on the season after falling 35-33 at Blue Springs South on Friday night. A missed PAT in the third quarter, and an unsuccessful two-point conversion attempt in the fourth doomed the Panthers. Payne had four tackles, two for-loss, and a sack in the loss.
Dewayne Betts, QB, KIPP Academy, Memphis, TN -- After some early-seasons struggles, KIPP Academy has been on quite a roll lately. After winning 48-0 last Thursday night, the Pheonix have now pitched two shutouts and and only allowed 6 points in their last three games and have improved to 3-3 on the season. Betts went 4-7-0 for 121 yards and two TD’s in the air, and gained 51 yards and two more TD’s on just four carries.
Bernard Goodwater, RB, Carter, Dallas, TX -- A week after being Mr. Everything for Carter, Goodwater had a strangely quiet night, not making a single rushing attempt and catching only two passes for zero yards. Carter improved to 4-1 with a 37-26 win.
Elijah Walker, DB, Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA -- Walker notched just one tackle in Cerritos’ 7-3 win last Saturday. The Falcons improved to 2-2 on the season with the victory.