STEVENS COUNTY FANTASY FOOTBALL WEEK SIX: Breaking the fantasy football system

STEVENS COUNTY FANTASY FOOTBALL WEEK SIX: Breaking the fantasy football system

73 points.

That is how many fantasy points that Selkirk QB Jay Link scored last week in a big win over Hunters. His stat line was so eye-popping the state of Washington was forced to pay attention to the disturbance in the Force that was Link’s stat line: 252 passing yards, seven pass TDs, 191 rushing yards and one rushing TD to go along with five two-point conversions. This is mind split-tingly ridiculous.

This was more than enough to win the week six fantasy championship, Link’s second of the year.

The thing is, many players put in career performances and crazy numbers themselves, only to be beat by Link by a margin of 30 points. Selkirk isn’t even in Stevens County! We like throwing them into this because basically the only way to get to civilization from Ione is to drive through Stevens County. They’re like a satellite community of our county. Can our commissioners start going up there and talking about wolves at Ione meetings? Give them the full Stevens County treatment?

Good for Jay Link, who has this for his season statistics:

1,236 passing yards, 20 passing TDs, 443 rushing yards, five rushing TDs.

And he’s not the only Selkirk player to put up ridiculous numbers last week. Senior running back Ty Taylor didn’t run the ball much, but caught three touchdown passes on 114 reception yards and scored three two-point conversions for 35 points, which would be good enough on any other fantasy football week to be in the running for fantasy football champ.

Zech Curran notched 27 fantasy points with 92 reception yards and three TDs.

Selkirk travels to Springdale this week and both teams will square off at 7 p.m. The Chargers are coming off an offensive battle with Pomeroy, so oh boy?


TOP RUSHER OF THE WEEK: WELLPINIT’S SMOKEY ABRAHAMSON
Remember the name Smokey Abrahamson, just because that’s the best name for a running back I’ve heard this year.

Along with being perfectly named, Wellpinit’s Smokey Abrahamson had a huge game in a 46-20 victory over Inchelium last week. Abrahamson notched 266 rushing yards on two rushing touchdowns for a total of 38 fantasy points. That’s hard to ignore because he’s essentially Shaun Alexandering the NE 1B league… you know when Shaun Alexander was good.

After starting the season 0-3, the Redskins have kicked their offense into high gear, scoring 78 points in their last two games. They’ll be hosting Hunters this week in another Stevens County 1B football matchup that is sure to have many fantasy football standouts. Things are also kind of setting up for that Wellpinit-Northport game in a few weeks to be super important.


FANTASY FOOTBALL RUNNER UP: COLVILLE’S GRANT MICHAELISZYN

Grant Michaelszyn looking for the endzone in the  NEA League version of “Die Hard”

Pressed up against the proverbial postseason wall, Colville found its season a little bit in question while playing in a dogfight against Riverside on Friday. Quarterback Sam Anderson took the Indians to the promised land with a double-overtime touchdown to win 34-28 in the NEA League version of “Die Hard.” It was Grant Michaeliszyn who did of the heavy lifting, rushing for a career high 267 yards and three touchdowns for 44 fantasy points against a top-flight defense in Riverside.

Colville is a team-first kind of program, and getting quotes out of these players is like talking to Russell Wilson every week. I think they all say “Go Hawks” to end every interview as well. Grant won’t admit to this and give all the credit to his line, but Michaeliszyn continues to score more fantasy points and look better and better every week. He’s having a senior season for the books and I kind of can’t wait to see his final totals in 2019. We’re expecting him to break through with a Stevens County Fantasy Football Championship win sometime this season with the kind of rushing performances he is putting in.

Cyborg Paul Skirko also notched 15 fantasy points thanks to 94 reception yards and a touchdown while Sam Anderson had something like 14+ fantasy points for another balanced performance from the signal caller position. These two guys are a Chewelah Independent fan favorite as Sam Anderson can do a little bit of everything and we’re pretty sure Skirko is a T-800.


HE DID IT AGAIN! TANNER MALCOLM SCORES 41 FANTASY POINTS
Northport QB Tanner Malcolm continues to turn in the power performances in NE 1B Football action. In a big win over Curlew that keeps the Mustangs’ postseason hopes alive, Malcolm passed for 120 yards, two touchdowns, while rushing for 134 yards and two rushing touchdowns while notching two two-point conversions for a whopping 41 points.

That’s more fantasy points than points scored by the Mustangs in the game. Jahsom Rahif who dishes out as hard a hits as he takes and I’m pretty sure tackles everyone on the field, even the sideline reporters when he can, had 20 fantasy points on 88 yards rushing and two rushing TDs in the win.

The Mustangs have their most wins since 2012 and BOOM! They’re in the thick of the playoff race. Stevens County is just a better place when we can talk about Northport athletics. They have a small town that has a lot of character, a football field that doubles as a baseball field, a volleyball team that is impressive and they have the old Chewelah scoreboard (people forget that). While they are short-handed and it’s literally sandlot football with like 10 kids on the roster, we’re rooting for Northport the rest of the way. They are hosting Cusick today at 5 p.m.


SPRINGDALE BACKS COMBINE FOR 69 FANTASY POINTS
GIDDY UP HORSEY! The stable backfield of the Chargers is once again humming and boy did they have a game against Pomeroy. It was hard to follow this game on social media because both teams scored so much I thought Facebook updates had been hacked, Russia was influencing the NE 1B North or first downs were now worth three points.

The Chargers got 29 fantasy points from running back Ethan Penland, who ran further in two hours than most people walk all weekend, with 174 rushing yards and two rushing TDs. Senior Avery Kitt added 86 rushing yards and three touchdowns for 26 fantasy points. Austin Paladin, Valley kid, notched 14 fantasy points with 85 passing yards and one passing TD. That’s a jam-packed backfield of fantasy performers. They’re hosting No. 9-ranked Selkirk tonight for homecoming, so we might have even more fireworks.


NICK ANDERSON AND THE BULLDOGS LOOKING EVEN MORE SCARY ON OFFENSE
Kettle is getting their offense to come around and they are putting up more points than ever this season. Anderson finished with 102 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown for 16 fantasy points. The Bulldogs have seen their offensive output get better as the season goes on. Plot twist, there is a lot of running mixed in with some passing from Talon Olson. Chewelah and Kettle Falls face off tonight in a NE 2B North battle and we will see how the Cougars look while playing like-minded 2B foes.


COUGAR WATCH: KROUSE NOTCHES 24 FANTASY POINTS
Kaden Krouse has himself perhaps the biggest performance for a Cougar this year with 114 rushing yards and two touchdowns for 24 fantasy points last Friday for Homecoming. Most importantly, No. 6 ranked Lake Roosevelt had no answers on how to stop him and Chewelah took advantage of this. They controlled the ball for most third quarter and people though Bill Parcells was coaching the Cougars for a second. Which brings us to this video…