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Week 5 High School Football Stars

Posted Tuesday, October 4, 2011, at 12:15 AM

Crofton's Tom Peitz rambles on and on and on.....
"One if by land, two if by air". Sounds kind of like a Paul Revere quote, but it certainly could define the story of a couple of 8-Man quarterbacks the past couple of weeks. Pawnee City's Garrett Borcher and Pleasanton's Colin Janitscheck have been putting up numbers that are off the charts and could be an entire season's statistics for an average player. Makes you wonder what would transpire if Pawnee City and Pleasanton met in the D-2 playoffs? One thing for certain, you would need a hearty supply of paper and sharp pencils for these guys' stats. Check out what these two strikingly different signal callers have done the past two weeks......

*Garrett Borcher-Pawnee City -- 2 weeks ago he ran fro 356 yards on 25 carries and 8 touchdowns in an 88-40 pasting of Sterling, and last Friday he romped for 354 yards on 28 touches and scored 7 times in a 90-52 win against Hanover, Kansas. That brings his season rushing total to 1,233 yards and it would be safe to say Borcher is the leading rusher in the state at this point......by a single yard, that is.

*Colin Janitscheck-Pleasanton -- Let's go the past FOUR weeks with this amazing young man. It was on September 9th against Loomis, he shocked the Wolves and the rest of the state, who always knew Ricci Westland and Bulldogs lived by their brutal ground attack. Not so fast with the rushing stories, my friend. Janitscheck burned Loomis for 451 yards on 37 of 55 passing in a 44-38 win....and Loomis is good folks. The next week, Janitscheck nearly repeated the feat by cpmpleting 25 of 49 passes for 414 yards in a 44-37 win over SEM, another fine squad. He "cooled off" in week 4 by only passing for 250 yards in ther 'Dogs 52-22 win over Litchfield, but last week Janitscheck came out firing against GI Heartland Lutheran in the first half. He attempted 37 passes, completing 32 of them for 487 yards and 8 TD's in the 1st half! Colin Janitscheck now has completed 129 of 167 passes for 1,725 yards and 25 touchdowns. Perhaps Mr. Martinez ought to make an appointment for some tuitoring soon.

*Jordan Nelson and Carson Collins-Omaha Burke -- High powered backs led the Bulldogs to a 49-35 shootout win against Omaha North. Nelson rushed for 193-20 and scored on runs of 76 and 22 yards. Collins ran for 203 yards on 17 totes and scored from 84, 4 and 9 yards out. Nelson now has 790 yards for the season, and Collins, 659.

*Colby Riesen-Chadron -- Rushed for 210 yards and scored on runs of 25 and 4 yards in a 44-21 win over Mitchell. Backfield buddy Calen Johnson added 129 yards and hit paydirt from 6, 6 and 30 yards out.

*Derek Pfeifer-Humphrey St. Francis -- Helped put away Humphrfey High by running for 193 yards on 25 carries. Pfeifer scored on runs of 3, 37 and 3 yards and caught a 37 yards pass for another in the 44-20 win. The 20 points scored on St. Frans are the first in the 2011 season. Mark your calender for October 14th for the St. Francis/Howells game. Should be in the afternoon preceding the Humphrey/Clarkson clash.....what a double-header!

*Troy McCusiton-Newman Grove -- Lightening fast QB rushed for 232-25 in a 42-24 win over Palmer. The runner-up in both the 100 and 200 last Spring, McCuiston has already run for 837 yards this Fall.

*Caleb Pritchard-Pleasanton -- Was on the receiving end of 7 passes for 254 yards and 4 TDs (70, 19, 46, and 30 yards) in the 'Dogs 88-18 shellacking of GI Heartland Lutheran. Pritchard now has 27 catches for 499 yards and 9 TDs in 2011.

*Garrett Kolling-Alma -- 2 year 1000 yard man rushed for 142 yards on 14 carries in the Cardinals' 48-0 win against Elwood. Kolling raised his season rushing total to 824.

*Kalen Anderson-Loomis and Chance Younger-Bertrand -- These two gentlemen scored every touchdown in Loomis 27-14 win over Bertrand last Friday. Anderson ran for 192-25 and scored on runs of 1, 8, 36 and 7 yards. Younger hit paydirt from 51 and 41 yards away and rushed for 174 yards on 24 carries. Anderson now has 664 yards in 2011, Younger is at 837.

*Tanner Taubenheim-Amherst -- Rushed for 147 yards on only 12 touches and scored on runs of 13, 16, 25 and 5 yards in the 53-12 route of Ansley.

*Drew Schneider-Arlington -- Punished Logan View with his 217 yards on 28 carries. Schneider scored on jaunts of 18, 27, and 11 yards in the 41-0 victory.

*Hunter Timmons-Medicine Valley -- Ran for 205 yards on 16 carries in the Medicine guys wild 49-48 win against Brady. Check out Med Valley's scores this season: 46-33 loss to Bertrand, 72-59 loss to Elwood, 63-21 win over Stapleton/MC, 67-26 win over Wallance and the 49-48er against Brady. Defense......what defense?

*Jake Fowler-Hastings Adams Central -- Had 155 yards and 3 scores in the Patriots 33-29 win against an improving York squad. Fowler has rushed for 823 yards thus far this Fall.

*Jacob Morrill-Creighton -- Last year he became only the 5th Freshman in histroy to rush for a 1000 yards in Nebraska high school football. Friday he ran for 154 yards and scored the first 4 TDs in the Bulldogs' 36-14 win over a good Osmond team. Morrill season total now sits at 689.

*Tom Peitz-Crofton -- Does this guy ever let up? The Crofton all-star rushed for 209 yards and scored 4 times in the Warriors 54-7 trouncing of Atkinson West Holt. Peitz, the first back to a 1000 this year, has now rushed for 1,232 yards, just a yard behind Pawnee City's Garrett Borcher.

......and about those Nebraska Cornhuskers......

Thumbs down to Taylor Martinez for his clunker at the Monday morning press conference. This is our offensive team leader? Offensive is right. This kid needs to learn how to handle himself in front of the press. Either that or Pelini should revert to his old rules of not having Martinez available for comments. Take your losses like a man Taylor and grow up.....right now that appears to be a long way off.

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