Siuslaw Viking Stats and Info for the Week

November 22, 2011 6:31 pm Siuslaw Vikings Sports, Sports

The Siuslaw VIkings will face the Central Panthers Saturday, 11/26 at 11 AM in Cottage Grove for one semi-final game in the OSAA 4A Football Finals

Week 11 – Siuslaw 35 – Baker 18

An uncharacteristic turnover on their first possession cost the Siuslaw Vikings 6 points early in their matchup against the Baker Bulldogs in the quarterfinal round of the OSAA 4A football playoffs Saturday, November 19th in Florence.  That did not set the tone though, as the Vikings only turned the ball over one more time while snagging 3 interceptions.  Number one ranked Siuslaw eventually held on for the 35-18 win over the number eight Bulldogs.  They’ll go up against number four Central Saturday morning, November 26th at 11 AM in Cottage Grove in one of two 4A semifinals that day.

The Vikings relied heavily on the running game, picking up 209 yards on the ground, but losing 44 of those to three big losses.  The passing game was instrumental in making the run game work as John Johnson connected on 7 of 12 passes for 119 yards and one touchdown.

After that initial fumble, the Bulldogs put together a 47-yard, 7-play drive that ended on a 15 yard pass to Dane Bachman from Braden Phillips. Siuslaw answered quickly with a 72 yard, 8-play drive in 3:01 to even the score at six.  Henrique Sotello added the point-after, the first of five on the day for him to make it 7-6.

The Vikings then looked as if they were going to take solid control after John Johnson intercepted a Phillips pass at the Viking 19 yard line, but three plays later a blocked punt left the Bulldogs with a 1st and goal on the Siuslaw 3 yard line.  After running back Colton Richards came close on 1st down, Phillips snuck it in for the lead on the second play.  Baker was unable to capitalize on the two-point try, but held the lead 7-12.

Once again, the Vikings offense struggled to move the ball, but Josh Iabachello was able to punt the ball to a waiting Cody Osborn on the Baker 25 yard line.  A 14 yard return, though, was negated by a block in the back penalty that set the Dawgs up on their own 29.  After a ten-yard loss by Phillips, the Bulldogs were forced to punt and the Vikings set up shop in the Baker end of the field for what would turn out to be another 3-and-out.  Baker was forced to punt again and then the quick-strike Viking offense went to work from their own 49-yard line.  After John Johnson struggled to get back to the line of scrimmage and tight end Jake Thompson was pulled down for a one-yard loss, Johnson connected on a 52 yard strike across the middle to wide receiver Ryan Smith for a 14-12 lead.

The teams traded possessions, Baker Punting and the Vikings losing a fumble at midfield, then Smith picked off his third interception of the season on the Viking 20-yard line.  Siuslaw moved the ball to midfield before ending the half with a tentative 2 point lead, 14-12.

That wouldn’t hold after the break as Baker put together a masterful 65-yard, 16 play drive that featured a 21-yard Richards run and three third down conversions.  It was a gutsy 4th and one conversion on the 3 yard line that set up Richards’ 2 yard TD run for the lead, but it would be the Bulldogs’ final score on the day.

Siuslaw answered the 7 ½ minute Baker possession with a similar 65 yard drive of their own that took up less than half the time in ten plays, endiing it on a 20 yard Neal Larson touchdown run.  Larson had played only defense in the first half and carried the ball four times on the drive.

Baker ended the 3rd quarter with possession at their own 41-yard line and a three-point deficit, 21-18.  After only one play, though, they were on their own 31 and facing their fourth punt of the afternoon.  It turned out to be a short one, giving the Vikings possession at the 41 yard line.

They struck quickly, continuing exclusively on the ground and ending it with a ten yard run by Alex Snow.  It was Snow’s first offensive action since suffering a hip-pointer October 13th against Brookings-Harbor.

The Siuslaw defense shut down Baker once again, forcing the Bulldogs to turn it over on downs.  After a 12-yard loss on the Vikings’ possession, Iabachello punted for the fourth time, a 37 yarder that left the Bulldogs on their own 19 yard line.   Jacob Egan snagged Phillips’ third interception on the day and ran it back to the 13 where the Vikings began a three-play drive that ended on a one-yard run by John Johnson to make it 35-18.

Baker’s final possession ended with 20-seconds remaining when they turned it over on downs at midfield and the Vikings went into ‘victory formation’.

Notes

A leg to stand on

Henrique Sotello was perfect on the point-after tries again, going 5-for-5 and reestablishing another string, this one 7 consecutive point-afters.  He had a school record 33 straight that ended against Molalla last week in the 2nd quarter.

Sotello is 45 of 47 on the season with a 95.6 percent success average. He’s the only Viking kicker to make more than 40 point-afters, and only the second to attempt more than 40.  The current percentage record is held by Dan Gray who kicked 23 of 25 in 1977 for 92%.  Jack Butler held the previous record for most successful point-afters, splitting the uprights 37 times out of 43 attempts for an 86% average in 1981.

Zach Laxague holds the career high percentage record with 55 of 65 in 2006-07.  In order to be eligible for that mark, Sotello must attempt a minimum of 50 tries so the Vikings have to score at least more touchdowns.  Even if Sotello were to miss all three (unlikely) he would still capture the career mark.  David Brackney was 62 of 74 for 84% in 90-90 and Kody Thrall had 98 attempts over three years ending in 2006.  Thrall was a 79% kicker, making 77 of those.

Incidentally, Sotello joined Josh Thomas-Dotson, Kody Thrall and Chris Perkins for the 11th longest field goal when he connected on a 27-yarder against Hidden Valley.

Two legs to run on

Sonny Tupua continues to extend his success at Siuslaw, pushing his career rushing mark to 3,964 yards with a 98 yard performance this week.  He’s poised to become the only Siuslaw ball carrier to break the 4,000 yard mark.

Tupua’s 1,290 yards on 131 carries puts him at 10th on the single season list. He displaced his own 1,246 effort of last season to get there, but needs 170 more yards to match his 2009 performance and put him at number two.  Number one is attainable, but he would need to find 262 yards to catch Tristan Hartzell’s 1995 single-season mark.

Sonny’s average of 9.9 yards per carry is only .4 yards less than Hartzell’s single season rushing average.  Only two other Viking ball-carriers have averaged more than 9 yards on at least 50 carries… Brad Wilson with 9.3 in 1975 and David Mesa with 9.2 in 2006.

Tupua’s 20th touchdown of the season brings his single-season mark to 124 points (he also has a pair of two-point conversions), tying number 4 Collin Cram-Watkins from 2003 and surpassing Wayne Jackson (120 in 1973); Hall of Famer Joe Hill (121 in 1978); and Kody Thrall (123 in 2006).  He needs 2 points to pass Scott Parker (1981),  and 14 to match Tristan Hartzell (1995).  It’s not likely, however, that he’ll be able to pick up the 62 points he would need to knock off the single season scoring record of 186 points set by Mamac in 1998.

His six points this week extended his scoring record to 334 points, outdistancing Guy Mamac (264 points in 96-97-98) for the all-time scoring record.

His 20th touchdown of the season ties Jackson’s 1973 mark as third-best at Siuslaw.  Tristan Hartzell had 22 in ’95 and Mamac had 23 in ’98.

I’d give my right arm

John Johnson continues his quiet drive to outstanding marks at the helm of the offense.  So far he has completed 103 of 124 passes for 18 touchdowns and 1,306 yards.  That’s an 83.1% completion average on the season, well ahead of Jacob Mitchell’s mark of 67.7% (136-201) in 2007.  Mitchell also has the number 2 (make that 3?) mark set in 2006 when he completed 123 of 187 for 65.7%.

His 18 TD tosses puts him between Mitchell’s 07 mark of 21 and 06 mark of 17 for 4th place overall.  Three more would equal Mitchell’s mark, four more would tie Gabe Haberly’s 2004 mark of 22 and he would need 9 more passes into the end zone to match Haberly’s record setting 27 touchdown passes in 2003.

Old number 7 has also quietly moved into 4th place on the career passing yardage list with 2,551 so far, moving past Brandon Little’s 2,392 in 2000, 01.  Incidentally, that’s the most yardage for any two-season quarterback.  Jacob Mitchell holds the record with 4,451 yards over four seasons ending in 2008.  Jef McClellan was also a four-year passer and has 4,399 career yards while Gabe Haberly amassed 4,310 yards between 2002 and 2004.

Something’s Catching

Six Viking receivers have pulled down 5 or more passes so far this season, but the leader so far has been Ryan Smith with 33 catches, 637 yards and ten touchdowns.  That moves him up to number eight on the single season receiving yardage category, passing Jordan Rainwater (561 yards – 2005) and Everett May (567 yards – 1968).  He needs just 35 yards to catch Hall of Famer Joe Hill at #8.

His 10 TD catches matches Anthoney Robinson’s mark from 2007.  1 more would match Jared Kreil’s 11 in 03.  An even dozen would also match Kreil, set in 2004, and he needs 6 more to catch Collin Cram-Watkins who caught 16 in the end zone in 2003.

With 3 catches for 24 yards Dylan Alameda increased his career receiving yardage to 756, still well short of the 1,000 total that he would need to crack into the top 9.  His 393 yards on 21 catches this season leaves him tied with Josh Thomas-Dotson in 2001.

By the way, Alameda established himself as one of the best pass defenders in Siuslaw history.  He’s taken away 6 this season, matching five other d-backs for the 2nd most in a single season and needs one more to tie Cody Weeks’ 7 in 1999.  But, 13 career picks leave him with the most of any other Siuslaw Viking.

Don’t get Defensive

Dual purpose Neal Larson continues to be the team’s defensive leader.  Stats compiled through week 10 (Molalla) show him with 24 solo tackles, 25 “first hits” and30 assists.  9 of those tackles were for a loss, five of those unassisted.  Close behind Larson is Jacob Holloway with 10 solo tackles, 19 “first hits” and 22 assists.  Five times Holloway has been in the backfield pressuring the quarterback.  Jake Thompson has 13 solo tackles, John Johnson an even dozen and Alex Snow has 11.

It takes a village

With 462 points on the board so far this season, the 2011 team is second only to the 2006 State Championship Team which put up 482 points in 13 games, an average of 37.1.  The 2004 team scored 398 points in 11 games, posting the highest average before now of 38.2 points per game.  So far, in 11 games, the current edition of the Vikings have averaged 42 points per game.

The offensive output of the Vikings this year have been close to the top 5.  With 2763 yards they’re 7th on the all time list and can break into the top 5 with a good performance this week.  #6 is 2798 set in 1978, #5 is 2807 set in 1981, and #4 is 3066 set in 1972.  The number one year for rushing at Siuslaw was the state runner-up in 1974 with 3656 yards.

Passing yardage so far this year is placing this team seventh on the all-time list with 1511.  #6 is 1532 yards compiled by the 2008 team and #5 is 1641 yards set by the 2007 team.  #1 on the list is 2004 with 2322 passing yards in 11 games.

Combine the two, and the Vikings’ mark of 4272 in 11 games so far this year is 5th overall.  #4 is 4318 yards in 1974, #3 4343 in 2010, #2 is 4623 by the 2006 team and number one offensive team overall was the 2004 squad with a combined total of 4836 yards in 11 games.

On the defensive end of things, the Vikings have allowed 190 points in 11 games and have given up 2763 yards, an average of 17.3 points and 251.2 yards per game.  That puts this team as the 19th best overall when judged by those two criteria… nothing can compare to the ’06 team that allowed only 5.9 points per game and 152.9 yards on average in 13 games.

This year’s squad is only the third ever to go with 11 wins and no losses to start the season and one of only four teams with at least 11 wins overall.  2006 was the year they went 13-0 for the 4A title.  1989 went 11-0 to start, then fell in the AAA semi-finals and the ’81 Co-Champions lost one game in the preseason then ended 11-1-1 with the tie coming against South Umpqua in the final game.

Team and Individual Stats for 11/19 vs. Baker:

 

SIUSLAW

OPPONENT

First Downs

14

9

Rush Yards Gained

209

126

Rush Yards Lost

44

44

Plays – Net Yards

43 – 165

39 – 82

Passing Yards

119

61

Total Yards

284

143

Passes

7 – 12 – 0

10 – 16 – 3

Punts/Yards = Ave.

3 / 74 = 24.7

4 / 86 = 21.5

Fumbles / Lost

1 / 1

0 / 0

Penalties -Yards

4 – 30

4 – 37

 

Game Summary

Quarter

Time

Team

Summary

Extra point

1

1

1

2

3

3

4

4

8:29

5:19

2:33

6:27

4:20

:59.5

9:15

2:27

Baker

Siuslaw

Baker

Siuslaw

Baker

Siuslaw

Siuslaw

Siuslaw

 Bachman 15 yard PASS from Phillips

S. Tupua 5 yard RUN

Phillips 1 yard RUN

Smith 52 yard PASS from J. Johnson

Richards 3 yard RUN

Larson 20 yard RUN

Snow 20 yard RUN

J. Johnson 2 yard RUN

kick failed

Sotello Kick

pass failed

Sotello Kick

pass failed

Sotello Kick

Sotello Kick

Sotello Kick

 

 

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Siuslaw vs. Baker                                                            November 19th, 2011

 

RUSHING

Name

Nc

Yg

Yl

Net yards

Ave.

Tds

Long and Tds*

Sonny Tupua

John Johnson

Alex Snow

Neal Larson

19

16

4

4

98

53

27

31

0

44

0

0

98

9

27

31

5.2

.6

6.8

7.8

1

1

1

1

27, 5*

11, 2*

10*

20*

Totals

43

209

44

165

3.8

4

 

 

PASSING

Name

Att.

Comp.

Int.

Yds / ave

Comp.%

Tds

Long and tds*

John Johnson

12

7

0

119 / 17.0

58%

1

52*

Totals

12

7

0

119 / 17.0

58%

1

 

 

RECEIVING                                                                    PUNTING

Name

No.

Yards

Long & Tds*

 

Name

No.

Yards

Ave.

Long

Dylan Alameda

Ryan Smith

Jake Thompson

3

3

1

26

94

-1

10

52*

-1

 Josh Iabichello

 

 

PUNT BLOCK

Name

 * None *

3

 

No.

 

74

 

Yards

 

24.7

37

Totals

7

119

 

 

 

FUMBLE RECOVERIES                                            PASS INTERCEPTIONS

Name

No.

Yards

Tds.

 

Name

No.

Yards

Tds.

Long

* None * John Johnson

Ryan Smith

Jacob Egan

1

1

1

0

0

12

0

0

0

0

0

12

 

 

 

KICK-OFF RETURNS                                                  PUNT RETURNS

Name

No.

Yards

Long & Tds

 

Name

No.

Yards

Ave.

Long

Ryan Smith

Levi Green

Dylan Alameda2

1

1

24

5

15

15

5

15

Ryan Smith

2

-3

-1.5

0

 

 

 

 

EXTRA POINTS       

(attempted)

Name

Run

Pass

Kick

Points Scored

 

Henrique Sotello

5

5

                                                  FIELD GOALS

   Name                         Attempts          Distances & *Makes               Total Points Scored

* None *

 

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