2016 All-Whatcom County Football Team Named

The community has spoken, and the votes have been counted. Thank you to everyone that participated!

 

Jacob Hommes

QUARTERBACK:

  1. Jacob Hommes – 189 votes
  2. Casey Bauman – 188 votes
  3. Jalen Kortlever – 102 votes

RUNNING BACK:

Jed Schleimer
  1. Jed Schleimer – 155 votes
  2. Ben Broselle – 150 votes
  3. Triston Smith – 136 votes
  4. Justice Powell – 134 votes
  5. Carson Engholm – 113 votes
Ben Peterson

WIDE RECEIVER:

  1. Ben Peterson – 142 votes
  2. Damek Mitchell – 133 votes
  3. Rylan Severson – 118 votes
  4. Anthony Ball – 106 votes
  5. Landon DeBruin – 73 votes

TIGHT END:

Jacob Kildall
  1. Jacob Kildall – 101 votes
  2. T.J. Bass – 66 votes
  3. Andrew Logan – 49 votes
Winterhawk Leighton

OFFENSIVE LINE:

  1. Winterhawk Leighton – 182 votes
  2. Geirean Hatchett – 142 votes
  3. Mikhail Varetsky – 134 votes
  4. Tanner Steele – 83 votes
  5. Justin McAuley – 82 votes
  6. Kollin Johnson – 74 votes
  7. Luke Winter – 70 votes

DEFENSIVE LINE:

T.J. Bass
  1. Winterhawk Leighton – 131 votes
  2. Mikhail Varetsky – 100 votes
  3. T.J. Bass – 97 votes
  4. Jase Barrett – 73 votes
  5. Tanner Steele – 66 votes
  6. Chris Chatterley – 65 votes
  7. Kollin Johnson – 57 votes
Ben Broselle

LINEBACKER:

  1. Ben Broselle – 110 votes
  2. Jack Wendling – 104 votes
  3. Jake Burns – 96 votes
  4. Riley Fritsch – 82 votes
  5. Jed Schleimer – 79 votes
  6. Gage Bates – 78 votes
  7. Trey LaBounty – 72 votes
Damek Mitchell

DEFENSIVE BACK:

  1. Ben Peterson – 92 votes
  2. Damek Mitchell – 86 votes
  3. James Hinson – 77 votes
  4. Justice Powell – 73 votes
  5. Noah Westerhoff – 58 votes
  6. Carson Engholm – 56 votes
  7. Anthony Ball – 50 votes

KICKER:

  1. Patrick Hegarty – 63 votes
  2. Ben Peterson – 62 votes
  3. Jonathan Ehlers – 42 votes

PUNTER:

  1. Ben Peterson – 40 votes
  2. James Hinson – 27 votes
  3. Luke Winter – 25 votes

KICK RETURNER:

  1. Ben Peterson – 44 votes
  2. Damek Mitchell – 33 votes
  3. Jacob Hommes – 26 votes
  4. Tre Silva – 22 votes

PUNT RETURNER:

  1. Ben Peterson – 42 votes
  2. Ben Broselle – 27 votes
  3. Anthony Ball – 21 votes

Barbo passes Perez as Mount Baker’s All-Time leading receiver

Thomas Barbo
Thomas Barbo
Mike Perez
Mike Perez

Mount Baker is known for running the ball, but it’s nice to have an athlete like Thomas Barbo on the outside when the Mountaineers elect to throw. After putting up 110 receiving yards and two touchdowns last night, Barbo has passed Mike Perez as the school’s all-time leader in receiving yardage with 1284. Even though Perez transferred to Nooksack Valley before his senior season, he held the record for 23 years. So, it would only seem appropriate that Barbo broke the school record in this, his junior season.

SCHLEIMER CLOSING IN ON TOUCHDOWN RECORD

Mario GobbatoWhen Blaine’s Mario Gobbato graduated he held so many Whatcom County records that I stumble across new ones from time to time. A few of his records would be career rushing yards (6118), season rushing yards (2821), career rushing attempts (790), season rushing attempts (339) and season rushing touchdowns (38). Last year his single-game rushing yardage record of 480 was broken by Mount Baker’s Jed Schleimer when he "1115-Baker-FOOT-PEC-1200"galloped for 521 against Nooksack Valley. Now Schleimer is closing in on another record of Gobbato’s. The career touchdown record. Gobbato finished with 78 total touchdowns in his career, and Schleimer currently sits at 74 (68 rushing and 6 receiving).

Which players have been the best on October 13th?

Almost everyone plays, or has played, fantasy football. So, you know that if a player on your fantasy team scores in the double digits, that’s a pretty good game. Using fantasy football’s general scoring method, here are each of the ten schools’ highest ranked players in past games played on today’s date!

Continue reading Which players have been the best on October 13th?

Milestone Watch for Friday Night

Anthony Ball
Anthony Ball

Blaine senior Anthony Ball had a monster game last week at Anacortes (six receptions, 151 yards and a TD) that shot him into the Top 10 in Whatcom County history for career receiving yardage (1823 yards), surpassing legends like Mike Perez (1798), former teammate Josiah Westbrook (1736) and former Borderite Greg Wright (1800). Tonight he will aim to become the Blaine all-time leader in receiving yards, as he is only 25 yards behind Trevor Chau.

Ben Peterson
Ben Peterson

Another receiving phenom has been Squalicum senior Ben Peterson. Because he has been used all over the field on offense, his receiving numbers are down this year. But after last week he became tied with Lynden legend Ryan Van Diest with 2323 career receiving yards, which is good for 4th in Whatcom County history.  He also returned his seventh kick for a touchdown, tying him with Ferndale’s Jake Locker for the Whatcom County career record. Maybe he’ll break that record this week, or perhaps he’ll do it on October 22nd with Locker (who is now an assistant coach for Ferndale) in attendance against the Golden Eagles?

Ben Broselle
Ben Broselle

Speaking of Ferndale, senior running back Ben Broselle passed the 1000-yard mark in career rushing yards last week. Of course, that’s a huge accomplishment in itself, but as of now, he’s only the third player in Whatcom County history to rush for over 1000-yards while averaging OVER 10 yards per carry! He’s currently averaging 10.04 yards for his career, now all he has to do is keep it up. The other two players that did this were Ferndale’s Brady Locker and Mount Baker’s Michael Millson. Broselle’s backfield mate Justice Powell has already reached the 1000-yard milestone, while junior Cole Semu is just 136 yards away.

Jed Schleimer
Jed Schleimer

Mount Baker senior Jed Schleimer came into this season as Mount Baker’s all-time leading rusher. Now he’s looking to pass some of Whatcom County’s all-time greats. Now over 4000 yards rushing in his career, he’s passed Ferndale’s Ash Perrin, Lynden’s T.J. Busch and Squalicum’s Chad Clark. He is now 35 yards behind former Pioneer Dave Longoria for fourth place in county history. Schleimer has also been on a tear this year scoring touchdowns. His 64 career touchdowns has him second all-time, only behind Mario Gobbato’s 78 (which I thought would never be broken).

 

 

Whatcom County Scoring Leaders After Week 2

PLAYER TEAM TD XP 2PT FG PTS
Ben Peterson Squ. 6 6 0 1 45
Jed Schleimer MB 7 0 0 0 42
Colton Kautz NV 5 7 0 0 37
Anthony Ball Bla. 5 0 0 0 30
Cole Semu Fern. 4 0 0 0 24
Triston Smith Squ. 4 0 0 0 24
Ben Broselle Fern. 3 0 1 0 20
Brody Weinheimer Lyn. 3 0 0 0 18
Riley Fritsch Bla. 3 0 0 0 18
Austin O’Bryan NV 3 0 0 0 18
Kyle Sentkowski Bla. 0 11 0 1 14
Carson Engholm MB 2 0 0 0 12
Jordan Riddle LC 2 0 0 0 12
Tony Schleimer Mer. 2 0 0 0 12
Connor Wallace Bell. 2 0 0 0 12
Joseph Worley Bell. 1 6 0 0 12
Thomas Barbo MB 2 0 0 0 12
Simon Burkett Mer. 2 0 0 0 12
Justice Powell Fern. 2 0 0 0 12
Landon DeBruin Lyn. 2 0 0 0 12
Jacob Hommes Lyn. 2 0 0 0 12
T.J. Dykstra Mer. 2 0 0 0 12
Chase Abshere Bla. 2 0 0 0 12

Whatcom County Receiving Leaders After Week 2

PLAYER TEAM REC YARDS AVG TD
Anthony Ball Bla. 15 274 18.3 5
Thomas Barbo MB 5 185 37.0 2
Marcus Montag Se. 8 174 21.8 1
Colton Kautz NV 4 161 40.3 2
Kyle Veldman NV 13 161 12.4 0
Ben Peterson Squ. 7 139 19.9 2
Chase Abshere Bla. 7 134 19.1 2
Tyson Cline LC 11 113 10.3 0
Jospeh Worley Bell. 5 112 22.4 0
T.J. Dykstra Mer. 7 110 15.7 2
Damek Mitchell Squ. 5 103 20.6 1
Cole Semu Fern. 6 91 15.2 2
Tre Silva NV 8 88 11.0 0
Landon DeBruin Lyn. 7 86 12.3 2
Ben Broselle Fern. 3 78 26.0 1
Michael O’Bryan NV 9 78 8.7 0
Rylan Severson Lyn. 7 78 11.1 1
Tony Schleimer Mer. 6 78 13.0 1
Austin O’Bryan NV 5 75 15.0 2
Bryce Vander Haak Mer. 3 70 23.3 0

Whatcom County Passing Leaders After Week 2

PLAYER TEAM ATT COM COM% YARDS AVG TD INT
Casey Bauman NV 62 41 66.1% 610 9.84 4 2
Jalen Kortlever Bla. 45 31 68.9% 511 11.36 8 0
Simon Burkett Mer. 55 31 56.4% 378 6.87 5 0
Kaleb Bass MB 20 13 65.0% 304 15.20 4 0
Nick Knutson Bell. 31 19 61.3% 282 9.10 1 3
James Hinson Fern. 35 20 57.1% 260 7.43 4 1
Jacob Hommes Lyn. 38 16 42.1% 220 5.79 4 3
Nicholas Roger Se. 36 14 38.9% 190 5.28 1 1
Jacob Corbett Squ. 7 7 100.0% 180 25.71 2 0
Colby Flint LC 14 9 64.3% 93 6.64 1 2

Whatcom County Rushing Leaders After Week 2

PLAYER TEAM ATT YARDS AVG TD
Jed Schleimer MB 19 296 15.6 7
Triston Smith Squ. 23 290 12.6 4
Riley Fritsch Bla. 33 215 6.5 3
Brody Weinheimer Lyn. 19 210 11.1 3
Justice Powell Fern. 16 197 12.3 2
Jacob Hommes Lyn. 34 181 5.3 2
Ben Peterson Squ. 16 180 11.3 3
Carson Engholm MB 27 165 6.1 2
Tony Schleimer Mer. 32 156 4.9 1
Colton Kautz NV 27 151 5.6 2
Cole Semu Fern. 29 146 5.0 2
David Bladies LC 25 145 5.8 0
Anton Arena Se. 34 144 4.2 0
Connor Wallace Bell. 24 123 5.1 1
Simon Burkett Mer. 12 107 8.9 2
Ben Broselle Fern. 18 95 5.3 2
Casey Bauman NV 26 87 3.3 1
Cole Roberts Mer. 15 85 5.7 0
Jordan Riddle LC 16 76 4.8 2
Dakota Johanson Bell. 19 69 3.6 1

Squalicum Top 15 Most Kicking Points in a Game

  1. Quinn Carpenter, 10 vs. Sehome, 2014
  2. Ben Peterson, 10 vs. Lakewood, 2015
  3. Ben Peterson, 10 vs. Burlington-Edison, 2015
  4. Mike Schmidt, 9 vs. New West (BC), 2004
  5. Quinn Carpenter, 9 vs. Orting, 2014
  6. Ben Peterson, 9 vs. Sehome, 2015
  7. Matt Martens, 8 vs. Lynden, 1999
  8. Dan Herda, 8 vs. Lakewood, 2006
  9. David Starkovich, 8 vs. Sehome, 2009
  10. Quinn Carpenter, 8 vs. Blaine, 2014
  11. Quinn Carpenter, 8 vs. Burlington-Edison, 2014
  12. Quinn Carpenter, 8 vs. Archbishop Murphy, 2014
  13. Ben Peterson, 8 vs. Anacortes, 2015
  14. Multiple players with 7