Stevens County Fantasy Football Week 3: A stable of Springdale runners and Northport’s Ty Williams is the Randy Moss of NE Washington
(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent)
Northport’s Ty Williams laughs at trends and leads all fantasy players with 50 points…
Typically, wide receivers don’t take over games, but Ty Williams seems to be a prime focal point every time Northport plays a game. The Mustangs lost to Springdale by quite a few points, 74-28, last week but they were essentially playing a 2B opponent and they’re only a 1B football program that has been around for less than a decade and had about 14 kids out this year.
But if you get a chance to watch Ty Williams in action, consider it a treat.
Williams, the junior wide receiver, collected the most fantasy points out of anyone this week with 262 reception yards and four touchdowns. He caught just four balls and averaged 52.4 yards per catch. Add that all up and you get 50 fantasy football points. This from a WR receiver position that doesn’t touch the ball every down. In fact, Williams touched the ball just FIVE TIMES in his game against Springdale.
That’s just slightly insane.
For the year he has nine receptions for 377 yards and six touchdowns.
And what would a wide receiver be without his QB? Northport quarterback Tanner Malcolm notched 44 fantasy points after throwing for 290 yards and four touchdowns and rushing for another 90. These are numbers Russell Wilson wishes he could produce.
Springdale has the NWO of running backs…
With a score like 74-28, you know you’re going to get some fantasy football performers out of the winning team. Springdale has a stable of running backs, that kind of look like these guys…
Don’t take my word for it, here are the Chargers…
Also I’d like to point out that I’m a man in my 30s and I still can’t grow a beard like the kid on the right.
Running back Ethan Penland notched 37 points after rushing for 137 yards and scoring four touchdowns for the Chargers. Fellow running back Cory Hubert scored 34 points after scored three touchdowns and rushing for 138 yards.
So if you combine the two into some two-headed monster that is 71 fantasy points. There are still more impressive performances to come out of the Chargers’ backfield as well.
Junior Avery Kitt notched 15 points at QB for the Chargers on 98 yards rushing (94 of those coming from one run) while senior Tyrell Crossley had 14 points after rushing for 83 yards and a score.
In all, the Chargers offense notched 120 fantasy points as a whole, which is QUITE impressive.
Gabe Kieffer-Salinas keeps being Gabe Kieffer-Salinas
Wellpinit QB Gabe Kieffer-Salinas continues to rack up the incredible stats. In his team’s 59-28 loss to 2B Bridgeport, the 1B QB collected 218 yards on the ground on 29 carries, while also scoring three touchdowns.
That’s 39 points in a losing effort.
So far this year, Gabe Kieffer-Salinas has rushed for 708 yards and scored 12 touchdowns… after just three games… in terms of fantasy points, he’s notched 135 total. He is the Mt. St. Helens of fantasy points and literally makes a mockery of my math skills every week.
Jake the Snake and the Cougars still putting up points…
Chewelah hasn’t been at the top of the fantasy list, not because they don’t have a good offense – in fact this spread offense is one of the more potent and impressive around – but because they have been playing tough competition.
Chewelah has played two well-respected football programs from 1A schools and the No. 8-ranked 2B school in the state so far. They do this even though there is approximately 10 kids total going to school at JHS, or at least it seems like that since the last time I went to school there and they had a C-squad, JV and Varsity football team all independent of each other.
Cougar QB Jake Jeanneret continues to be the Chewelah version of FitzMagic. In fact, at the next home volleyball game, I will be insulted if he doesn’t show up with aviators, a track suit and gold chain as his superfan outfit.
Within the spread offense, Jeanneret has punched up a considerable amount of yardage against the best teams in the state. Against Colville, the defending NEA LEague Champions, Jeanneret notched 15 points with 142 passing yards, two passing touchdowns and 20 rushing yards.
John Larson, perhaps the fastest guy on this side of the valley, posted 13 fantasy points after grabbing a touchdown pass and 78 reception yards and three catches. Nolan Hansen scored 10 points after grabbing three balls for 46 yards and a score.
Colville had some impressive, eye-popping performances against Chewelah and good for them to get the first W of the season after playing a preseason schedule against the PAC-12.
Colville had the top running back last week as Grant Michaliszyn notched 34 points on 33 yards and three touchdowns rushing, along with a 42-yard reception for a score. Michaliszyn scored his touchdowns the way Seattle should have done in the Super Bowl against the Patriots – ran it at the goal line.
Fellow running back Jakob Larson (My favorite spelling of Jakob) scored 21 points after rushing nine times for 59 yards and two scores, while also making two grabs for 45 yards.
Indians wide receiver Chase Kanamu (again, along with QB John Knight, Kanamu has to be one of the best WR names out there. Colville leads the state in aptly named kids depending on their position) scored 14 points after two grabs for 89 yards and a score.
EXTRA POINTS: Chewelah kicker Sam Triplett is 7-for-7 this year so far in extra points so um… 14 more points for hitting two PATs this week. Nick Franks made a SIC catch right in front of my camera lens for a sweet photo so he gets 30 points. Springdale gets some points for having one of the best backdrops of football. I’m going to start calling their field the “Timber Bowl” because I swear I can see foresters marking skid trails around the football stadium. Hunters also gets points for having the most diverse and cheapest concessions in the NE Washington football circuit. They even have Diet Mt. Dew? WHO HAS DIET MT. DEW?!
HOW TO SCORE THIS: The Stevens County Fantasy Football system is easy really: one point for 10 yards rushing or receiving, one point for 25 yards passing. Six points for a touchdown catch or run (including fumbles, kickoffs and interceptions ran back for scores) and four points for a passing TD.