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Moffat County football primed for postseason

Bulldogs look to bury Beetdiggers in second consecutive playoff game

The Moffat County High School varsity football team starts the season. After nine games beginning in late August, the Bulldogs are 7-2, riding a five-game winning streak that granted them a Western Slope North League title and a home playoff game, hosting Brush Saturday.

They've fought and clawed their way to where they are now with weeks of blood, sweat and tears paying off in reaching a bigger goal. They've been in blazing afternoon heat and cool evening temperatures alike, experienced fantastic victories, learned from humbling defeats, and the time is now for them to show they've got what it takes to be among the best.

The second season is here.

If you go

Moffat County High School varsity football vs. Brush

1 p.m. Saturday

MCHS Bulldog Proving Grounds, 900 Finley Lane

— The No. 8 Bulldogs will play the No. 9 Beetdiggers for the first round of the 2A State Playoffs. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and students and free to children under 7. Those with verified CHSAA and CHSCA identification will also be admitted free of charge.

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Moffat County vs. Brush: By the numbers

Moffat County

• 2014: 4-5 regular season record, 2-2 home, 2-3 away; 3-2 record in 2A Western Slope North League, recipient of champion's automatic playoff berth; 16th seed, 0-1 in 2A State Playoffs

• 2015: 7-2 regular season record, 4-1 home, 3-1 away; 5-0 record in 2A WSNL, conference champions; 8th seed in 2A State Playoffs

Offense

• 40 total touchdowns, 30.3 average points per game, 333 average rushing yards per game, 51.3 average receiving yards per game

• Largest point differences: Win, 35 points, 46-11 vs. Aspen; Loss, 41 points, 41-0 vs. Rifle

• Top overall scorer: Brett Loyd, 75 total points (8 TDs, 20 PATs, 2 two-point conversions, 1 field goal), 1st in league, 7th in 2A

• Most rushing touchdowns: Keenan Hildebrandt, 12 TDs, 1st in league, 7th in 2A

• Most rushing yards: Eddie Smercina, 874 yards, 1st in league, 9th in 2A

• Longest run: Elias Peroulis, 87 yards, 2nd in league, tied for 4th in 2A

• Most passing yards: Keenan Hildebrandt, 368 yards, 5th in league, 26th in 2A

• Most passing touchdowns: Keenan Hildebrandt, 4 TDs, 3rd in league, tied for 22nd in 2A

• Most receiving yards: Kearn Gerber, 147 yards, tied for 6th in league, tied for 51st in 2A

• Most receiving touchdowns: Kearn Gerber, 3 TDs, tied for 1st in league, tied for 12th in 2A

• Longest reception: Shandon Hadley and Kearn Gerber (tie), 44 yards, tied for 5th in league, tied for 43rd in 2A

• Most overall yardage: Eddie Smercina, 886 yards (874 rushing, 12 receiving), 1st in league, 21st in 2A

Defense

• 68.1 average tackles per game, 17.3 points allowed per game; 11 sacks, 8 interceptions, 2 safeties

• Most total tackles: Mikinzie Klimper, 59 total tackles, 6th in league, tied for 38th in 2A

• Most solo tackles: Kearn Gerber, 13 tackles, 29th in league, tied for 210th in 2A

• Most tackle assists: Mikinzie Klimper, 53 assists, 1st in league, tied for 3rd in 2A

• Most sacks: Hugo Hernandez, 4 sacks, 1st in league, tied for 16th in 2A

• Most interceptions: Kearn Gerber, 3 interceptions, tied for 2nd in league, tied for 10th in 2A

• Most safeties: Stelios Peroulis, 2 safeties, 1st in league, tied for 1st in 2A

Brush

• 2014: 9-0 regular season record, 5-0 home, 4-0 away; 5-0 record in 2A Patriot League, conference champions; 1st seed, 4-0 in 2A State Playoffs, state champions

• 2015: 6-3 regular season record, 4-0 home, 2-3 away; 3-2 record in 2A Patriot, 3rd in conference; 9th seed in 2A State Playoffs

Offense

• 29 total touchdowns, 22.3 average points per game, 225 average rushing yards per game, 37.9 average receiving yards per game

• Largest point differences: Win, 37 points, 43-6 vs. University; Loss, 40 points, 47-7 vs. Fort Morgan

• Top overall scorer: Clay Shaver, 114 total points (18 TDs, 3 two-point conversions), 1st in league, 3rd in 2A

• Most rushing touchdowns: Clay Shaver, 17 TDs, 1st in league, 7th in 2A

• Most rushing yards: Clay Shaver, 1,266 yards, 1st in league, 2nd in 2A

• Longest run: Clay Shaver, 95 yards, 1st in league, 1st in 2A

• Most passing yards: Arnoldo Maltos-Garcia, 212 yards, 6th in league, 26th in 2A

• Most passing touchdowns: No passing touchdowns this season

• Most receiving yards: Clay Shaver, 121 yards, 12th in league, 59th in 2A

• Most receiving touchdowns: No touchdown receptions this season

• Longest reception: BJ Hirschfeld, 31 yards, tied for 19th in league, tied for 88th in 2A

• Most overall yardage: Clay Shaver, 1,387 yards (1,266 rushing, 121 receiving), 2nd in league, 5th in 2A

Defense

• 54.3 average tackles per game, 22.8 points allowed per game; 14 sacks, 9 interceptions

• Most total tackles: Randy Woodward, 68 total tackles, 9th in league, 25th in 2A

• Most solo tackles: Randy Woodward, 37 tackles, tied for 4th in league, tied for 32nd in 2A

• Most tackle assists: Randy Woodward, 31 assists, 13th in league, tied for 34th in 2A

• Most sacks: Randy Woodward, 6 sacks, tied for 2nd in league, tied for 4th in 2A

• Most interceptions: Ben Brown, 3 interceptions, tied for 3rd in league, tied for 10th in 2A

• Most safeties: No safeties this season

Moffat County High School varsity football 2015 regular season statistics

Rushing

Jersey, Player — Carries, Yards, Touchdowns

1, Chace Marshall — 10, 37, 0

7, Isaac Montoya — 10, 12, 0

10, Shandon Hadley — 81, 644, 6

12, Keenan Hildebrandt — 60, 516, 12

22, Brett Loyd — 92, 582, 8

25, Mike Bingham — 2, 9, 0

30, Elias Peroulis — 17, 225, 2

40, Dominic Pascetti — 20, 98, 1

44, Eddie Smercina — 95, 874, 7

Passing

Jersey, Player — Attempts, Completions, Yards, Touchdown Passes

7, Isaac Montoya — 3, 6, 28, 0

12, Keenan Hildebrandt — 25, 49, 368, 4

15, Colby Beaver — 1, 1, 9, 0

Receiving

Jersey, Player — Receptions, Yards, Touchdown Catches

3, Kearn Gerber — 5, 147, 3

10, Shandon Hadley — 6, 136, 0

11, Connor Scranton — 2, 18, 0

22, Brett Loyd — 2, 16, 0

25, Mike Bingham — 1, 14, 0

30, Elias Peroulis — 2, 17, 0

44, Eddie Smercina — 3, 12, 0

85, Dylan Kincade — 5, 102, 1

Defense

Jersey, Player — Solo Tackles, Assists, Total Tackles

1, Chace Marshall — 2, 10, 12

2, Alex Nevarez — 0, 1, 1

3, Connor Murphy — 0, 2, 2

3, Kearn Gerber — 13, 24, 37

7, Isaac Montoya — 1, 1, 2

8, Nathan Baker — 0, 8, 8

10, Shandon Hadley — 5, 15, 20

11, Connor Scranton — 4, 15, 19

12, Keenan Hildebrandt — 7, 23, 30

20, Jefferson Piatt — 0, 1, 1

21, Kaden Hafey — 6, 47, 53

22, Brett Loyd — 7, 30, 37

25, Mike Bingham — 4, 15, 19

30, Elias Peroulis — 5, 15, 20

31, Gregory Hixson — 1, 1, 2

33, John T Peroulis — 7, 31, 38

34, Lane Gonzales — 0, 4, 4

37, Tane Pierce — 0, 1, 1

40, Dominic Pascetti — 0, 1, 1

44, Eddie Smercina — 12, 17, 29

47, Jared Atkin — 1, 6, 7

50, Toryn Hume — 0, 11, 11

51, Cale Scranton — 2, 1, 3

52, Trevor Kuhn — 1, 9, 10

55, Bryce Tuttle — 0, 11, 11

56, Brady Springer — 0, 32, 32

56, Tristan Roberts — 0, 1, 1

58, Chase Peed — 0, 4, 4

66, Aaron Hernandez — 0, 1, 1

67, Stelios Peroulis — 9, 46, 55

70, Hugo Hernandez — 9, 34, 43

71, Colby Beckett — 1, 2, 3

75, Frankie Masterson — 4, 3 , 7

77, Zane Shipman — 0, 4, 4

82, Blake Ludgate — 0, 1, 1

85, Dylan Kincade — 1, 0, 1

87, Ryan Zimmerman — 2, 21, 23

88, Mikinzie Klimper — 6, 53, 59

Turnovers, Sacks, Safeties

Jersey, Player — Interceptions/Yards Gained, Fumble Recoveries, Sacks/Yards Lost, Safeties, Blocked Punts

3, Kearn Gerber — 3/0, 0, 0, 0, 0

7, Isaac Montoya — 1/5, 0, 0, 0, 0

11, Connor Scranton — 1/12, 0, 0, 0

12, Keenan Hildebrandt — 0, 0, 2/10, 0, 0

21, Kaden Hafey — 0, 1, 1/5, 0, 0

22, Brett Loyd — 0, 0, 1/5, 0, 0

25, Mike Bingham — 0, 1, 0, 0, 0

30, Elias Peroulis — 0, 1, 0, 0, 1

33, John T Peroulis — 0, 1, 1/5, 0, 0

44, Eddie Smercina — 1/5, 0, 0, 0, 0

51, Cale Scranton — 0, 0, 1/5, 0, 0

52, Trevor Kuhn — 0, 1/0, 0, 0, 0

55, Bryce Tuttle — 0, 1, 0, 0, 0

67, Stelios Peroulis — 0, 1, 1/6, 2, 0

70, Hugo Hernandez — 0, 2, 4/21, 0, 0

85, Dylan Kincade — 1/5, 0, 0, 0, 0

88, Mikinzie Klimper — 1/8, 0, 0, 0, 0

Special Teams

Jersey, Player — Kickoffs/Yards, Punts/Yards, Field Goals/Yards, PATs, Two-Point Conversions

12, Keenan Hildebrandt — 0, 0, 0, 0, 1

22, Brett Loyd — 36/1,676, 12/446, 1/35, 20, 2

70, Hugo Hernandez — 2/67, 0, 0, 0, 0

All-Purpose Yards

Jersey, Player — Kick Return Yards, Punt Return Yards, Total Return Yards

3, Kearn Gerber — 0, 17, 17

10, Shandon Hadley — 30, 0, 30

11, Connor Scranton — 83, 28, 111

22, Brett Loyd — 154, 27, 181

85, Dylan Kincade — 64, 29, 93

87, Ryan Zimmerman — 5, 0, 5

— Numbers include statistics from nine games, though some categories are incomplete due to unavailability of full details on MaxPreps.com from the Moffat County game in Gunnison.

Moffat County High SchoolMoffat County High School varsity football enters the 2A State Playoffs Saturday, with a 1 p.m. kickoff at the Bulldog Proving Grounds against the Brush Beetdiggers, a game that will be the last of the year for the loser and a ticket to the quarterfinals round for the winner. varsity football enters the 2A State Playoffs Saturday, with a 1 p.m. kickoff at the Bulldog Proving Grounds against the Brush Beetdiggers, a game that will be the last of the year for the loser and a ticket to the quarterfinals round for the winner.

Moffat County High School varsity football enters the 2A State Playoffs Saturday, with a 1 p.m. kickoff at the Bulldog Proving Grounds against the Brush Beetdiggers, a game that will be the last of the year for the loser and a ticket to the quarterfinals round for the winner.

The road to a home game

A bulletin board on the second floor of MCHS shows the various game goals the Bulldogs have had each time they've stepped out onto the gridiron, with categories including "No penalties," "40-yard big play" or simply "Win game," each achievement marked with stickers of a skull and crossbones, which many players also use to adorn their helmets.

The overall aim for months, however, has been to bring a home playoff game to their field, which the Bulldogs nailed down by sweeping the 2A Western Slope North Leaguesweeping the 2A Western Slope North League. Those five wins didn’t come easy, but it all started during Zero Week with a 27-0 triumph against rival Steamboat Springs that sent spirits soaring. Another 3A team the following week would toughen up the boys in blue, as Rifle denied them a single score, 41-0.. Those five wins didn't come easy, but it all started during Zero Week with a 27-0 triumph against rival Steamboat Springs that sent spirits soaring. Another 3A team the following week would toughen up the boys in blue, as Rifle denied them a single score, 41-0.

sweeping the 2A Western Slope North League. Those five wins didn't come easy, but it all started during Zero Week with a 27-0 triumph against rival Steamboat Springs that sent spirits soaring. Another 3A team the following week would toughen up the boys in blue, as Rifle denied them a single score, 41-0.

Lesson learned and applied the next week, as Moffat County took its first road win in Watkins, downing Ridge View Academy, 30-14. The first half of the subsequent game in Gunnison was an example of the Dogs' best, though things took a bad turn to give them the 41-20 loss.

From there it was nothing but victory as their score climbed little by little each week: 24-7 over Battle Mountain, 38-7 against Basalt, 39-12 with Coal Ridge, 46-11 meeting Aspen and 49-23 versus Roaring Fork to be recognized as the best of the bunch.

The 7-2 tally7-2 tally is far different than the 4-5 the program had last season, with all the same teams but much better outcomes with Steamboat, Battle Mountain and Aspen. is far different than the 4-5 the program had last season, with all the same teams but much better outcomes with Steamboat, Battle Mountain and Aspen.

7-2 tally is far different than the 4-5 the program had last season, with all the same teams but much better outcomes with Steamboat, Battle Mountain and Aspen.

The unofficial objective of returning the favor to those who done 'em wrong isn't done yet, either, said assistant coach Jeff Wert.

"I think we have a little bit of revenge on our hands here, and I think we'd like to get them back as best we can," he said. "I'm really, really excited."

The team to 'beet'

If MCHS players didn't have enough motivation to advance in the playoffs when their championship of the WSNL loomed, the announcement of their first round opponent earlier this week provided an extra incentive.

Last November, Moffat County achieved its first postseason berth since 2006 and was out of the race in no time, traveling to Brush for a game that saw them fall 49-7traveling to Brush for a game that saw them fall 49-7 to the team that went all the way to the 2A state title. to the team that went all the way to the 2A state title.

traveling to Brush for a game that saw them fall 49-7 to the team that went all the way to the 2A state title.

The Beetdiggers' 2014 success was helped along by a roster with 14 seniors, including quarterback Kyle Rosenbrock, who, along with the Dogs' then-QB Matt Hamilton, received All-State honors in football and excelled in five sports in one school year.

Come 2015, the harvesting of last year's seniors had a noticeable effect on the program, as did the retirement of longtime coach, Randy Dreitz.

However, MCHS head coach Keith Gille said he was pleased to find out his players would be on the same field as those of an old acquaintance, first-year Brush coach Reid Kahl.

"It's a great way to start, them coming here," Gille said. "What a great challenge for my Bulldogs."

Though the Beetdiggers haven't cut the same destructive swath they did last year, their 6-3 record6-3 record is the result of blowouts and narrow games, highlights including a hard-fought 8-0 win against Valley and the 18-13 victory over Eaton that secured them the slot. Within the Patriot League, they went 3-2, finishing third behind Platte Valley and Sterling. is the result of blowouts and narrow games, highlights including a hard-fought 8-0 win against Valley and the 18-13 victory over Eaton that secured them the slot. Within the Patriot League, they went 3-2, finishing third behind Platte Valley and Sterling.

6-3 record is the result of blowouts and narrow games, highlights including a hard-fought 8-0 win against Valley and the 18-13 victory over Eaton that secured them the slot. Within the Patriot League, they went 3-2, finishing third behind Platte Valley and Sterling.

"There's a lot of tradition in Brush, and the kids kind of expect to win, so when we started this year, we knew we'd have a big target on our backs," Kahl said. "Making it to the playoffs has been a big accomplishment."

It's important to note the Beetdiggers played three 3A teams to start the season, beating two to give them a jump in wild card points. One of the bigger schools was Glenwood Springs, which means this weekend's game will be the second journey to the Western Slope this year.

"The trip doesn't scare me, but it's always a little nerve-wracking taking kids out of their environment overnight and not knowing if they'll be ready to play the next day," Kahl said.

Brush is 4-0 at home and 2-3 on the road.

Too close to call

With the two teams sitting right in the middle of the playoff field — Moffat County the eighth seed and Brush No. 9 — Saturday's rematch between the two has some of the most comparable numbers of any first round adversaries, such as top 2A team the Bayfield Wolverines, 8-0, against the 3-6 Manitou Springs Mustangs, the lowest seed in the brackets, a match-up where the victor will see either blue and white or maroon and gold on the other side of the field next week.

In terms of a single player who's been a juggernaut this year, the Beetdiggers have it in the form of senior Clay Shaver, who's scored 18 total touchdowns — 17 rushing and one off a fumble recovery — and has racked up 1,387 total yards on both rushing and receiving, second in the Patriot League and fifth among all 2A teams.

Shaver is also a force to be reckoned with as a linebacker, though it's fellow senior Randy Woodward who's recorded the most tackles, 68, as a defensive end, as well as six sacks.

Though Moffat County has smaller numbers in these individual categories, their strength comes from the fact that they have their talent spread out among multiple players.

Members of the Bulldog backfield include quarterback Keenan Hildebrandt and running backs Shandon Hadley, Brett Loyd and Eddie Smercina, all of whom have had at least one game with more than 100 rushing yards, in Smercina's case, four, which led to the the MCHS junior leading the WSNL on foot at 874.

Loyd, a senior, led the league in total points at 75 — thanks to serving as the team's kicker — while Hildy, a junior, had the Western Slope North's most overall TDs, with a dozen on his own, also throwing four more on top of that total, whereas neither of Brush's QBs — Arnoldo Maltos-Garcia and Trent Mount — have recorded a single score off passing this season.

Both schools like the run, and the Bulldogs have a sizable advantage in numbers, averaging 333 yards per game, the Beetdiggers 225.

Defensively, the Dogs have a long list of players who have recorded tackles this season, sophomore Mikinzie Klimper a league leader in total tackles, followed closely by senior Stelios Peroulis and sophomore Kaden Hafey.

Junior Hugo Hernandez has recorded four sacks this year, while senior Kearn Gerber is neck and neck with Brush's Ben Brown in interceptions, each claiming three turnovers.

Peroulis also holds an unusual distinction — he is one of two individual players in 2A ball to be credited with two safeties, as well as one of only six in any of the state's divisions to earn the hard-to-get four points.

MCHS has averaged 17.3 points allowed per game compared to Brush's 22.8, but the two squads against one another could be a new kind of test, Gille said.

"The Eastern Plains plays a way more physical brand of football than the Western Slope plays, so we've got to be able to meet force with force," he said. "I think we're built this year to do that a little better."

A season to remember

Whether it's the Steamboat shutout, the Homecoming fireworks or the league championship players recall most fondly years from now, the first postseason football game in Craig since 2004 is one the team hopes to make special for all those in the stands.

People in the Yampa Valley probably don't need to be told to dress warmly with snow already sprinkling within city limits this week, but the frigid climate can only help the Bulldogs, Gille said.

"The colder it is, the harder it is to breathe here, and our kids are used to it, and we'll be going extremely fast," he said.

As far as the kids who will be wearing the cleats, helmets and pads, the mental state for this momentous occasion is where it needs to be, having a steady week of practice.

Gille will be joined on the sidelines by fellow coaching staff Wert and Jeff Sullivan, as well as coach and statistician Dave Summers. Will Montgomery and Kolton Wickham also coached earlier in the season, with trainer Marshall Kraker pitching in at times, and the team is well taken care of by managers Valerie Moreno, Kacie Wheeler, Jaycee Holman, Brooke Krause and Zoey Hammer.

In addition to the regular lineup that helps players be their best, there's a lengthy list of volunteers who perform tasks like moving the chains, working as ball boys and providing color commentary, not to mention the cheer team and band, as well as the parents who arrange regular group dinners and offer an endless stream of support at home and on the road.

For those not planning to be in the grandstands, the Bulldog coach reminds the community every bit of cheering helps at this single-elimination level.

"There's 16 teams left, eight after this Saturday, and we want to be one of them, it's kind of simple," Gille said.

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If you go

Moffat County High School varsity football vs. Brush

1 p.m. Saturday

MCHS Bulldog Proving Grounds, 900 Finley Lane

— The No. 8 Bulldogs will play the No. 9 Beetdiggers for the first round of the 2A State Playoffs. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and students and free to children under 7. Those with verified CHSAA and CHSCA identification will also be admitted free of charge.

Moffat County vs. Brush: By the numbers

Moffat County

• 2014: 4-5 regular season record, 2-2 home, 2-3 away; 3-2 record in 2A Western Slope North League, recipient of champion’s automatic playoff berth; 16th seed, 0-1 in 2A State Playoffs

• 2015: 7-2 regular season record, 4-1 home, 3-1 away; 5-0 record in 2A WSNL, conference champions; 8th seed in 2A State Playoffs

Offense

• 40 total touchdowns, 30.3 average points per game, 333 average rushing yards per game, 51.3 average receiving yards per game

• Largest point differences: Win, 35 points, 46-11 vs. Aspen; Loss, 41 points, 41-0 vs. Rifle

• Top overall scorer: Brett Loyd, 75 total points (8 TDs, 20 PATs, 2 two-point conversions, 1 field goal), 1st in league, 7th in 2A

• Most rushing touchdowns: Keenan Hildebrandt, 12 TDs, 1st in league, 7th in 2A

• Most rushing yards: Eddie Smercina, 874 yards, 1st in league, 9th in 2A

• Longest run: Elias Peroulis, 87 yards, 2nd in league, tied for 4th in 2A

• Most passing yards: Keenan Hildebrandt, 368 yards, 5th in league, 26th in 2A

• Most passing touchdowns: Keenan Hildebrandt, 4 TDs, 3rd in league, tied for 22nd in 2A

• Most receiving yards: Kearn Gerber, 147 yards, tied for 6th in league, tied for 51st in 2A

• Most receiving touchdowns: Kearn Gerber, 3 TDs, tied for 1st in league, tied for 12th in 2A

• Longest reception: Shandon Hadley and Kearn Gerber (tie), 44 yards, tied for 5th in league, tied for 43rd in 2A

• Most overall yardage: Eddie Smercina, 886 yards (874 rushing, 12 receiving), 1st in league, 21st in 2A

Defense

• 68.1 average tackles per game, 17.3 points allowed per game; 11 sacks, 8 interceptions, 2 safeties

• Most total tackles: Mikinzie Klimper, 59 total tackles, 6th in league, tied for 38th in 2A

• Most solo tackles: Kearn Gerber, 13 tackles, 29th in league, tied for 210th in 2A

• Most tackle assists: Mikinzie Klimper, 53 assists, 1st in league, tied for 3rd in 2A

• Most sacks: Hugo Hernandez, 4 sacks, 1st in league, tied for 16th in 2A

• Most interceptions: Kearn Gerber, 3 interceptions, tied for 2nd in league, tied for 10th in 2A

• Most safeties: Stelios Peroulis, 2 safeties, 1st in league, tied for 1st in 2A

Brush

• 2014: 9-0 regular season record, 5-0 home, 4-0 away; 5-0 record in 2A Patriot League, conference champions; 1st seed, 4-0 in 2A State Playoffs, state champions

• 2015: 6-3 regular season record, 4-0 home, 2-3 away; 3-2 record in 2A Patriot, 3rd in conference; 9th seed in 2A State Playoffs

Offense

• 29 total touchdowns, 22.3 average points per game, 225 average rushing yards per game, 37.9 average receiving yards per game

• Largest point differences: Win, 37 points, 43-6 vs. University; Loss, 40 points, 47-7 vs. Fort Morgan

• Top overall scorer: Clay Shaver, 114 total points (18 TDs, 3 two-point conversions), 1st in league, 3rd in 2A

• Most rushing touchdowns: Clay Shaver, 17 TDs, 1st in league, 7th in 2A

• Most rushing yards: Clay Shaver, 1,266 yards, 1st in league, 2nd in 2A

• Longest run: Clay Shaver, 95 yards, 1st in league, 1st in 2A

• Most passing yards: Arnoldo Maltos-Garcia, 212 yards, 6th in league, 26th in 2A

• Most passing touchdowns: No passing touchdowns this season

• Most receiving yards: Clay Shaver, 121 yards, 12th in league, 59th in 2A

• Most receiving touchdowns: No touchdown receptions this season

• Longest reception: BJ Hirschfeld, 31 yards, tied for 19th in league, tied for 88th in 2A

• Most overall yardage: Clay Shaver, 1,387 yards (1,266 rushing, 121 receiving), 2nd in league, 5th in 2A

Defense

• 54.3 average tackles per game, 22.8 points allowed per game; 14 sacks, 9 interceptions

• Most total tackles: Randy Woodward, 68 total tackles, 9th in league, 25th in 2A

• Most solo tackles: Randy Woodward, 37 tackles, tied for 4th in league, tied for 32nd in 2A

• Most tackle assists: Randy Woodward, 31 assists, 13th in league, tied for 34th in 2A

• Most sacks: Randy Woodward, 6 sacks, tied for 2nd in league, tied for 4th in 2A

• Most interceptions: Ben Brown, 3 interceptions, tied for 3rd in league, tied for 10th in 2A

• Most safeties: No safeties this season

Moffat County High School varsity football 2015 regular season statistics

Rushing

Jersey, Player — Carries, Yards, Touchdowns

1, Chace Marshall — 10, 37, 0

7, Isaac Montoya — 10, 12, 0

10, Shandon Hadley — 81, 644, 6

12, Keenan Hildebrandt — 60, 516, 12

22, Brett Loyd — 92, 582, 8

25, Mike Bingham — 2, 9, 0

30, Elias Peroulis — 17, 225, 2

40, Dominic Pascetti — 20, 98, 1

44, Eddie Smercina — 95, 874, 7

Passing

Jersey, Player — Attempts, Completions, Yards, Touchdown Passes

7, Isaac Montoya — 3, 6, 28, 0

12, Keenan Hildebrandt — 25, 49, 368, 4

15, Colby Beaver — 1, 1, 9, 0

Receiving

Jersey, Player — Receptions, Yards, Touchdown Catches

3, Kearn Gerber — 5, 147, 3

10, Shandon Hadley — 6, 136, 0

11, Connor Scranton — 2, 18, 0

22, Brett Loyd — 2, 16, 0

25, Mike Bingham — 1, 14, 0

30, Elias Peroulis — 2, 17, 0

44, Eddie Smercina — 3, 12, 0

85, Dylan Kincade — 5, 102, 1

Defense

Jersey, Player — Solo Tackles, Assists, Total Tackles

1, Chace Marshall — 2, 10, 12

2, Alex Nevarez — 0, 1, 1

3, Connor Murphy — 0, 2, 2

3, Kearn Gerber — 13, 24, 37

7, Isaac Montoya — 1, 1, 2

8, Nathan Baker — 0, 8, 8

10, Shandon Hadley — 5, 15, 20

11, Connor Scranton — 4, 15, 19

12, Keenan Hildebrandt — 7, 23, 30

20, Jefferson Piatt — 0, 1, 1

21, Kaden Hafey — 6, 47, 53

22, Brett Loyd — 7, 30, 37

25, Mike Bingham — 4, 15, 19

30, Elias Peroulis — 5, 15, 20

31, Gregory Hixson — 1, 1, 2

33, John T Peroulis — 7, 31, 38

34, Lane Gonzales — 0, 4, 4

37, Tane Pierce — 0, 1, 1

40, Dominic Pascetti — 0, 1, 1

44, Eddie Smercina — 12, 17, 29

47, Jared Atkin — 1, 6, 7

50, Toryn Hume — 0, 11, 11

51, Cale Scranton — 2, 1, 3

52, Trevor Kuhn — 1, 9, 10

55, Bryce Tuttle — 0, 11, 11

56, Brady Springer — 0, 32, 32

56, Tristan Roberts — 0, 1, 1

58, Chase Peed — 0, 4, 4

66, Aaron Hernandez — 0, 1, 1

67, Stelios Peroulis — 9, 46, 55

70, Hugo Hernandez — 9, 34, 43

71, Colby Beckett — 1, 2, 3

75, Frankie Masterson — 4, 3 , 7

77, Zane Shipman — 0, 4, 4

82, Blake Ludgate — 0, 1, 1

85, Dylan Kincade — 1, 0, 1

87, Ryan Zimmerman — 2, 21, 23

88, Mikinzie Klimper — 6, 53, 59

Turnovers, Sacks, Safeties

Jersey, Player — Interceptions/Yards Gained, Fumble Recoveries, Sacks/Yards Lost, Safeties, Blocked Punts

3, Kearn Gerber — 3/0, 0, 0, 0, 0

7, Isaac Montoya — 1/5, 0, 0, 0, 0

11, Connor Scranton — 1/12, 0, 0, 0

12, Keenan Hildebrandt — 0, 0, 2/10, 0, 0

21, Kaden Hafey — 0, 1, 1/5, 0, 0

22, Brett Loyd — 0, 0, 1/5, 0, 0

25, Mike Bingham — 0, 1, 0, 0, 0

30, Elias Peroulis — 0, 1, 0, 0, 1

33, John T Peroulis — 0, 1, 1/5, 0, 0

44, Eddie Smercina — 1/5, 0, 0, 0, 0

51, Cale Scranton — 0, 0, 1/5, 0, 0

52, Trevor Kuhn — 0, 1/0, 0, 0, 0

55, Bryce Tuttle — 0, 1, 0, 0, 0

67, Stelios Peroulis — 0, 1, 1/6, 2, 0

70, Hugo Hernandez — 0, 2, 4/21, 0, 0

85, Dylan Kincade — 1/5, 0, 0, 0, 0

88, Mikinzie Klimper — 1/8, 0, 0, 0, 0

Special Teams

Jersey, Player — Kickoffs/Yards, Punts/Yards, Field Goals/Yards, PATs, Two-Point Conversions

12, Keenan Hildebrandt — 0, 0, 0, 0, 1

22, Brett Loyd — 36/1,676, 12/446, 1/35, 20, 2

70, Hugo Hernandez — 2/67, 0, 0, 0, 0

All-Purpose Yards

Jersey, Player — Kick Return Yards, Punt Return Yards, Total Return Yards

3, Kearn Gerber — 0, 17, 17

10, Shandon Hadley — 30, 0, 30

11, Connor Scranton — 83, 28, 111

22, Brett Loyd — 154, 27, 181

85, Dylan Kincade — 64, 29, 93

87, Ryan Zimmerman — 5, 0, 5

— Numbers include statistics from nine games, though some categories are incomplete due to unavailability of full details on MaxPreps.com from the Moffat County game in Gunnison.

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