A-W’s memorable season by the numbers

Posted November 6, 2012 at 1:26 am

by Steve Peterson

The Westerners completed the season as a quarter finalist for Class A, with a 42-28 loss to Hinton, before thousands on Nov. 2, for an 10-2 record, a tie for second best in school history. (Statistics after 11 games):

For passing: A-W’s Cory Eskra was 111-for-119, 56.9 percent, 1,473 yards, 13.3 yards per completion, 12 interceptions, 15 touchdowns; Taylor James was 4-for-11, 36.4 percent, 41 yards, 10.3 yards per completion, 1 interception, 1 touchdown; Chet Willer, 1-for-1, 27 yards, 1 touchdown; Daniel Dirks, 0-for-2.

For rushing: James, 265 attempts, 1,735 yards, 6.5 yards per carry, 22 touchdowns, longest touchdown 72 yards; Eskra 130 attempts, 496 yards, 3.8 yards per carry, 5 touchdowns, longest 69 yards; Willer, 17 carries, 81 yards, 4.8 yards per carry; 2 touchdowns, longest 45 yards; Devon Myers, 12 carries, 52 yards, 4.3 yards per carry; Cody Bosse, 10 carries, 47 yards, 4.7 yards per carry; Jacob Bergman, 7 carries, 46 yards, 6.6 yards per carry; Kevin Carlson, 3 carries, 28 yards, 9.3 yards per carry; Kyle Schroeder, 2 carries, 26 yards, 13.0 yards per carry; Caleb Colt, 6 carries, 15 yards, 2.5 yards per carry; Dirks, 9 carries, 12 yards, 1.3 yards per carry; Garrett Finzen, 3 carries, 7 yards, 2.3 yards [per carry; Zach Bosse, 3 carries, 7 yards, 2.3 yards per carry; Matt Toben, 1 carry, 1 yard, 1.0 yards per carry; Alex Wilken, 1 carry, -2 yards.

For receiving: Chance Hoffman, 49 receptions, 935 yards, 19.1 yards per catch, 11 touchdowns, 67 yards longest touchdown; James 30 catches, 265 yards, 8,8 yards per catch, 4 touchdowns, longest 68 yards, 6.8 yards per play, 2,000 yards, 26 touchdowns; Willer, 16 receptions, 119 yards, 6.9 yards per catch, 1 touchdown 11 yards, 5.8 total yards per play, 191 yards, 3 touchdowns; Carlson, 5 receptions, 55 yards, 11.0 yards per catch, 83 yards, 1 touchdown, longest 23 yards; 10.4 yards per play; Nathan Sanchez, 1 reception, 41 yards, 41 yards per play, catch; Devon Myers, 3 receptions, 39 yards, 13,0 yards per catch, 91 total yards, 6.1 yards per play; Dirks, 7 catches, 32 yards, 4.6 yards per catch, 44 total yards, 2.8 yards per play; Cole Oltmanns, 2 catches, 31 yards, 10.3 yards per catch; Dylan Myers 1 catch, 21 yards, 21.0 yards per catch, 15 total yards. 2.5 yards per play; Eskra 1 catch, 12 yards, 507 total yards, 3.9 yards per play, 5 touchdowns.

For scoring: James 198 total points, 132 rushing, 24 receiving, 3 field goal, 15 Point After Touchdown, 6 two-point conversions, 18 return points; Hoffman, 68 points, 66 receiving, 2 two-point conversion; Eskra, 36 points, 30 rushing, 6 return points; Willer, 22 points, 12 rushing, 6 receiving, 4 two-point conversions; Carlson 10 points, 6 receiving, 4 two-point conversions; Dylan Blinde, 6, 6 return points; Oltmanns, 5 points, 5 PAT points; Fernando Sanchez, 4 points, 4 PAT points.

For defense: solo tackles-assisted-total tackles: Daniel Beitelspacher 65-49-114; Bosse, 45-44-89, 1 solo tackle for loss; James 43-30-73; Chance Gant, 25-26-51; Willer, 25-26-51; John Wolthuizen, 21-26-47, 4 solo tackles for loss, 3 solo sacks; Oltmanns, 21-19-40; Sam Mace, 25-9-34. Schroeder, 24-9-33, 2 solo tackles for loss, 1 solo sack; Eskra, 28-4-32, 1 solo tackle for loss; Dylan Myers, 16-11-276; Aaron Green, 19, 3, 22, 2 solo tackles for loss; Alex Foley, 13-6-19, 3 solo tackles for loss, 1 solo sack; Hoffman, 9-8-17, 1 solo tackle for loss; Carlson, 5-5-10; Dirks, 1-5-6; Tommy Toben 1-5-6; Blinde 4-0-4; Bergman, 3-0-3; Fernando Sanchez, 3-0-3; Colt, 2-0-2; Jay Schoen, 1-1-2; Spencer Wardrip 2-0-2; Nathan Sanchez, 0-1-1; Scott Garrett, 0-1-1; Hondo Barrera, 0-1-1; Seth Klemme, 0-1-1.

For interceptions: James, 1, 1 touchdown; Blinde, 1, 40 return yards for a touchdown.

For fumble recoveries: Wolthuizen, 6, 56 yards, 9.3 yards per return, 1 touchdown; Eskra, 5, 3 yards, 0.6 yards per return; Willer, 4, -2, -0.5 yards per return (rest all 0 yards): Devon Myers, 3; Oltmanns, James, Beitelspacher, 2; Finzen, Garrett, Spencer Frankl and Schroeder. 1.

For PAT tries: James, 15-for-15; Oltmanns, 5-for-10; Fernando Sanchez, 4-for-4.

For field goals: James, 1-for-3.

For punting: James, 38 punts, 1,263 total yards, 33.2 yards per punt, 71 longest.

For kickoff returns: James, 10, 345 total yards per return, 2 touchdowns, 95 longest TD; Eskra, 7 returns, 129 yards, 18.4 yards per return; Hoffman, 4 returns, 67 yards, 16.8 yards per return; Dylan Myers, 2 22 yards, 11.0 yards per return; Mace, 2 returns, 19 yards, 9.5 yards per return; Bosse, 1, 10 yards; Schroeder, 1, 0 yards.

For punt returns: James 13 returns, 211 yards, 16.2 yards per return; Eskra, 10 returns, 73 yards, 7.3 yards per return, 1 touchdown, 17 longest TD yards; Hoffman, 1 return, 61 yards; Dylan Myers, 1 return, 13 yards; Bergman, 1 return, 7 yards; Jacob Neubrand and Dirks, 1 return each, 0 yards.

Other quarterfinal round scores showed the A-W vs. Hinton game was the closest as: B-G-M Brooklyn beat Lynnville-Sully, 28-13 on the road; host and unbeaten Wapsie Valley beat North Tama, Traer, 46-20; Logan-Magnolia upset undefeated Woodward-Granger, 46-14.

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