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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Collegiate Football- The Freshman Experience- Jake Elliott

Get To Know Our Freshman Collegiate Specialists

Over the next few weeks, we will be doing a little segment of interviews with some of the athletes we have helped along the way that are freshmen this year and playing college football this fall season. 

In our fourth installment we interview Jake Elliot, who is currently at Memphis University. He is their starting kicker and having a great year so far.

Jake Elliot
A short and sweet interview:
1. Name of your School: University if Memphis

2. What high school did you attend?  Lyons Township High School (IL) 

3. The very first collegiate football practice, I felt… I was very nervous and wasn't sure what was going on half the time. It was much more organized as far as being on a time schedule. It takes some getting used to as far as knowing where to be when.

4. Athletic Status (True Freshman or Redshirt): True freshman

5. If not Red Shirted, have you had a chance to play in a game yet?  I have started every game so far on field goals and kickoffs.


Jake kicking off for Memphis University as a Freshman.
6. Biggest memory/moment so far your freshman year?  I've had a few of them.  Making a touchdown saving tackle on kickoff.  Recently, it is tying the school record with 5 field goals in one game and also having 3 tackles the same game.

7. The 2 biggest differences between high school and college football:  The amount of pressure on you to execute because of the stadium size and the number of people relying on you.

8. What did you work on most prior to the start of your college year?  Directional kickoffs because nothing is a guaranteed touch back unless it's kicked over 75 yards every time.

9. Best advice you received to prepare you for collegiate football:  Stick with what you know and kick within yourself. You are plenty good to be here, if you weren't you wouldn't be here.


Jake after a game winner in high school.
10. Most memorable moment as a high school athlete.  Kicking a game winning field goal from 52 yards on homecoming.

11. 2 Biggest Role Models:  My dad and high school tennis coach.

12. Three songs you need to listen to before each game:  I change the music every game.

13. Do you have a hidden talent, if so, what is it?  Tennis is actually probably my best sport.

Jake kicking a field goal in high school
Wishing you continued success the rest of the season.

Chris Husby
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Section Semifinal Playoffs- Special Teams Player of the Week

As the Minnesota State Section Semifinal Football games come to a close a number of kickers were huge contributors to their team's scoring.  This week Isaac Aanerud of Rogers High School, had a big game and was selected as our Special Teams Kicker of the Week.  His team stayed busy in a big win. He converted all 7 of his PATs and also converted 1 Field Goal of 42 yards.  Isaac has been a regular in our Player of the Week awards.  He's having a great year as a high school kicker.  Congrats!

Isaac for a big kick!

Top Minnesota High School Specialists Top Kicker
  •  Isaac Aanerud- Rogers- 7 for 7 on PATs and 1 Field Goal of 42 yards. -10 points
Honorable Mention 
  • Stuart Haman- Lakeville North- 4 for 4 on PATs and 1 Field Goal of 35 yards. -7 points
  • Alex Trana- Rosemount- 7 for 7 PATs.- 7 points
  • Jose Salinas- Roseville- 7 for 7 PATs.- 7 points
  • Gary Althoff- Hawley- 6 for 6 PATs. - 6 points
  • Tyler Hanson- Prior Lake- 6 for 7 PATs. - 6 points
  • Andrew Ajaluwa- DeLaSalle- 6 for 7 PATs. Also 3 punts for 100 total yards and 33.3 yard average- 6 points
  • Ben Blackburn- Holy Angels- 6 for 8 PATs.- 6 points
Seth handles QB and Punting duties.
 Top Punter
  • Seth Sullwold- Totino Grace- 2 punts for 89 yards and a 44.5 yard average.
Honorable Mention   
  • Connor Bolduc- Mahtomedi- 1 punt for 53 yards.
  • Aitor Flood- Cretin-Derham Hall- 2 punts for 79 yards and 39.5 yard average.
  • Charlie Weber- Centennial- 4 punts for 145 total yards and a 36.2 yard average.
  • Alex Copa- Blaine- 5 punts for 180 total yards and a 36.0 yard average.
 
Paul Graupner

Top Collegiate Specialist
  •  Paul Graupner- St Thomas University- 5 for 5 on PATs and 6 Kickoffs (1 touch back) for 392 total yards and a 65.3 average.- 5 points

Congratulations to everyone!

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Collegiate Football- The Freshman Experience- Joe Tjosvold

Get To Know Our Freshman Collegiate Specialists

Over the next few weeks, we will be doing a little segment of interviews with some of the athletes we have helped along the way that are freshmen this year and playing college football this fall season.  
Joe at South Dakota State before a game.


In our third installment we interview Joe Tjosvold, who is currently at South Dakota State University as a red shirt freshman.  Joe has developed a big leg on kickoffs and will have a strong chance to start as a kickoff specialist next fall.

Joe kicking at Tartan High School
A short and sweet interview:
1. Name of your School:  South Dakota State University

2. What high school did you attend?  Tartan High School

3. The very first collegiate football practice, I felt… Excited

4. Athletic Status (True Freshman or Redshirt): Redshirt

5. If not Red Shirted, have you had a chance to play in a game yet?   Not yet

6. Biggest memory/moment so far your freshman year?  Being ranked 6th in the nation for D1 AA



7. The 2 biggest differences between high school and college football:  Everyone is bigger.  College football is a lot more fun.

8. What did you work on most prior to the start of your college year?  Conditioning

9. Best advice you received to prepare you for collegiate football: Keep calm and drop bombs

10. Most memorable moment as a high school athlete. Being a Captain

11. 2 Biggest Role Models:  Jackie Moon

12. Three songs you need to listen to before each game:  Afternoon Delight by Starland Vocal Band at least 3 times

13. Do you have a hidden talent, if so, what is it? I can dunk a basketball on a 9 foot rim.


Training with Joe

Friday, October 25, 2013

Collegiate Football- The Freshman Experience- Ryan Anderson

Get To Know Our Freshman Collegiate Specialists

Over the next few weeks, we will be doing a little segment of interviews with some of the athletes we have helped along the way that are freshmen this year and playing college football this fall season. 


In our second installment we interview Ryan Anderson, who is currently at The University of St Thomas.  Ryan is getting a very good first year of college experience under a national power house football program.


A short and sweet interview:
1. Name of your School:  St. Thomas University

2. What high school did you attend?  Champlin Park High School

3. The very first collegiate football practice, I felt…  at first "in the way." You definitely need to take charge and help in areas you feel need it.

4. Athletic Status (True Freshman or Redshirt): True Freshman

5. If not Red Shirted, have you had a chance to play in a game yet?  No, not yet. Just scrimmages

6. Biggest memory/moment so far your freshman year?  Made 12 field goals in a row from various locations during camp. Everyone was watching and I was more nervous that I have ever been in high school. Worst part was, I over kicked in the first week and I had a badly pulled quad.


7. The 2 biggest differences between high school and college football:  You need to look for opportunities to work. In high school, coaches will tell you what to do. In college, if you are standing around looking for someone to point you in a direction, you won't go far.

8. What did you work on most prior to the start of your college year?   I worked on my field goals and learned how to get that same "pop" on the ball when it's off the ground.  It was a pretty big change for me, but I think I'm getting used to it.

9. Best advice you received to prepare you for collegiate football:  Don't come in to camp "as a freshman." Come in to camp and take the lead, coaches need leaders of all ages.

10. Most memorable moment as a high school athlete.   We played Armstrong in our homecoming game my Junior year. I put 7 kickoffs all into the end zone for touchbacks. It felt amazing.

11. 2 Biggest Role Models:  My high school football kicking coach- Coach Ferraro- He taught me how to work hard in everything that I do. And also- My parents- They have taught me so many things, but the one that stands out is that they showed me how to believe in myself.

12. Three songs you need to listen to before each game:  1- Remember the Name- Fort Minor   2- The Tommies theme song for 2012   3- Back in the New York groove- calms me down before the game


13. Do you have a hidden talent, if so, what is it?   I love to cook. I've heard that I'm quite good but I'm not going to toot my own horn!


Wishing you continued success the rest of the season.

Chris Husby
Professional Kicking Coach and Owner
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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Secton Playoffs Round 1- Special Teams Players of the Week

The Playoffs have started here in Minnesota.  Last Tuesday were the first round games of the Section playoffs.   Most of Minnesota's teams played and there were a lot of high scoring games. Paul Cheney of Apple Valley High School contributed in many elements of Apple Valley's big win over St Louis Park.  Paul Cheney not only is the team's kicker and punter, but he's a big contributor on defense.  As a specialist, he kicked 6 for 6 on PATs and went 1 for 1 on field goals with a 34 yard field goal for a total of 9 points.  He also had 8 tackles, 2 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles on defense. For his accomplishments, he earned our Section Playoffs Round 1 Special Teams Player of the Week honors.  Congratulations!

Paul Cheney
Top Minnesota High School Specialists Top Kicker
  • Paul Cheney- Apple Valley- 6 for 6 PATs and 1 Field Goal (34 yards).- 9 points
Honorable Mention
  • Alex Wasleske- Bloomington Kennedy- 8 for 8 PATs- 8 points
  • Hobet Diaz- Pelican Rapids- 7 for 7 PATs- 7 points
  • Ben Warneke- Pine Island- 7 for 8 PATs- 7 points
  • Austin Larson- Elk River- 7 for 9 PATs- 7 points
 
A photo of Ismael was not available at the time of publication.

Top Punter 
  • Ismael Mahir- Irondale- 4 punts for 155 yards for a 38.8 yard average.
Honorable Mention
  • Alec Engler- Minneota/Lincoln HI- 2 punts for 69 yards and a 34.5 yard average.
  • Blake Addison- St Cloud Cathedral- 4 punts for 137 yards and a 34.2 yard average.

Coach Husby also has helped train a number of specialists that live outside of MN.  We'd like to recognize those student's top performances.
This week we had a number of outstanding performances that we had to recognize. 

Photo of Cameron was not available at time of publication.

Top Out-Of-State Specialist of the Week
  • Cameron Hausman- New Richmond High School (WI)- 2 for 2 PATs and 1 Game Winning Field Goal of 19 yards.  He also had 2 punts for 68 yards and a 34 yard average.- 5 points


Congratulations to everyone!

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Minnesota High School Football Section Rankings And Final Season Rankings



Below are the 2013 Minnesota High School Football Final Season Rankings and Playoff Section Rankings broken down by Class (According to Minnesota-Scores.net)



Overall End of the Season Rankings according to QRF rankings.



End Of Season Rankings By Class

Class 6AAAAAA Final Rankings

Class 5AAAAA Final Rankings

Class 4AAAA Final Rankings

Class 3AAA Final Rankings

Class 2AA Final Rankings

Class 1A Final Rankings

Class 9-Man Final Rankings



 
Section Playoffs Rankings
Class 6AAAAAA Section Rankings and Match Ups

Class 5AAAAA Section Rankings and Match Ups

Class 4AAAA Section Rankings and Match Ups

Class 3AAA Section Rankings and Match Ups

Class 2AA Section Rankings and Match Ups

Class 1A Section Rankings and Match Ups

Class 9-Man Section Rankings and Match Ups


Good luck to all everyone.

Chris Husby
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