Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Section Championship- Special Teams Players of the Week

As the playoffs reach the Section Championship rounds, it's always fun to see what teams continue to stay strong, and what teams make surprise upsets. Last week all remaining Minnesota teams were playing for a berth at State Tournament. There were a lot of tight games and a few over time wins. One kicker in particular had a big game for his team. Louis Hartzog of Chaska (Class 5) spent a lot of time on the field. He hit  3 for 3 on PATs, but hit 2 field goals of 27 & 20 yards for a total of 9 points for his team.  Chaska is having a great season and is currently 10-0 entering the state tournament!  Good luck in your state playoff run.

Photo of Louis not available at publication.

Top Minnesota High School Specialists
Top Kicker 
  • Louis Hartzog- Chaska- 3 for 3 PATs and 2 Field Goals for 27 & 20 yards- 9 points
Honorable Mention
  • Aiden McConnell- Henry Sibley- 5 for 5 PATs & 1 Field Goal (27 yards)- 8 points
  • Cody Lewis- Proctor- 4 for 5 PATs and 1 Field Goal- 7 points
  • Alex Bornschlegl- St Croix Lutheran- 7 for 7 PATs- 7 points
  • Charlie Stejskal- Maple Lake- 6 for 7 PATs and 1 punt for 40 yards- 6 points
  • Sam Clark- Cretin Durham Hall- 2 Field Goals of 28 & 32 yards- 6 points
  • Conor Failor- Holy Angels- 3 for 3 PATs and 1 Field Goal of 20 yards- 6 points
  • Elliot Kane- Osseo- 2 for 2 PATs & 1 Field Goal of 34 yards, which was the Game Winner to advance to state.

Photo of Blake not available at time article was publish.

Top Punter
  • Blake Addison- St Cloud Cathedral- 4 punts for 169 yards and 42.2 yard average
Honorable Mention  
  • Jannik Frederiksen- Wayzata- 6 punts for 238 yards and 39.7 yard average.  5 of those punts were Inside the 20 yard line and furthermore, 3 of those were Inside the 10 yard line.
  • Justin Freyholtz- Andover- 2 punts- 92 yards and a 46 yard average.
  • Jacques Perra- Roseville- 3 punts for 199 yards and a 39.7 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. 

Drew Cornwell celebrating after a 45 yard FG make and breaking the All Time Iowa Scoring Kicking Record.

Top Out-Of-State Specialist of the Week
  • Drew Cornwell- Iowa City High School (Iowa City, IA)- 3 for 3 PATs and 1 Field Goal of 45 yards.  The 45 yard Field Goal broke the Iowa Scoring Record for kickers.  Also had 2 touchbacks- 6 points
Honorable Mention  
  • Colt Sirstins Andolsek- Herriman High School (Herriman, UT)- 5 for 5 PATs and 1 Field Goal of 28 yards- 8 points.

Alexi Johnson

Top Collegiate Specialist
  • Alexi Johnson- St John's University- 2 for 2 PATs and 2 Field Goals of 18 & 24 yards- 8 points  Alexi is also ranked 2nd in the MIAC conference for kickers with 46 points.

Congratulations to everyone!

Chris Husby
Professional Kicking Coach and Owner
Special Teams Football Academy
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