Archive for Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tonganoxie football season ends with 41-28 ‘L’

Tonganoxie High freshman Shane Levy carries the ball for the Chieftains in the second half of the team's 41-28 district home loss to Jeff West Thursday night at Beatty Field.

Tonganoxie High freshman Shane Levy carries the ball for the Chieftains in the second half of the team's 41-28 district home loss to Jeff West Thursday night at Beatty Field.

October 28, 2010

A long football season for Tonganoxie High came to a disappointing end Thursday night at Beatty Field as the Chieftains’ losing streak hit eight with a 41-28 home loss to Jeff West in the 2010 finale.

Although the game was knotted at 14 at the half, the Tigers scored four second-half touchdowns and held THS scoreless in the third quarter.

A touchdown pass by Tonganoxie senior quarterback Jeremy Carlisle to senior Shawn Marin with 8:28 to play in the fourth cut the JWHS lead to 27-20 but the Chieftains gave up touchdowns on their next two defensive possessions.

Carlisle was able to run for three scores and threw for 131 yards but Jeff West (4-5 overall, 1-2 district) intercepted him three times, limiting the effectiveness of the THS offense.

Tonganoxie (1-8, 0-3) took the ball away from the Tigers twice. Junior safety Derek Lingo recovered a fumble forced by junior linebacker Jonas Myers in the first quarter and senior Austin Vickers picked off a pass in the third quarter.

After defeating Bishop Ward, 54-6, in Week 1, the Chieftains dropped their next eight games of the season.

Score by quarters

JWHS 14 0 7 20 — 41

THS 7 7 0 14 — 28

Scoring

J — Grady Tichenor 3 run. Logan Herring kick.

T — Jeremy Carlisle 7 run. Amos White kick.

J — Tichenor 36 run. Herring kick.

T — Carlisle 3 run. White kick.

J — Dalton Dean 36 run. Herring kick.

J — Tichenor 11 pass from Dean. Herring kick failed.

T — Shawn Marin 19 pass from Carlisle. White kick failed.

J — Chance Higgins 11 run. Herring kick.

J — Scott Hutchinson 82 run. Herring kick.

T — Carlisle 6 run. Carlisle run.

THS rushing: Jeremy Carlisle 17-73, Dylan Scates 6-53, Shane Levy 2-18, Shawn Marin 5-18, Cody Stine 1-6, Ian McClellan 2-3, Justin Francis 1-1, Dylan Fosdick 1-(minus) 1.

THS passing: Jeremy Carlisle 10-18-131 three intercepted.

THS receiving: Austin Vickers 3-70, Dylan Scates 6-37, Shawn Marin 2-24.

Comments

mldmsd 3 years, 5 months ago

Time for a new coach don't you think.

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only1 3 years, 5 months ago

No. One of the top 2 coached teams in the conference if you know anything about football. Do you actually watch the games or are you one of those people who don't like expectations and gripe about Elston "yelling" at your kid? My kid is on the team and I want him to be mentally and physically prepared on Friday night, not babied. This team was undersized, young, and injured, yet kept battling and never quit. That's more important to me than 1-8.

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mldmsd 3 years, 5 months ago

Have watched for yrs. Elston can yell all he wants, (not an issue for me) how he is coaching is not working. At this level you have to look at the coach as much as you do the players. True, the players are trying their best. Coaching strategy is of utmost importance. I do have expectations, who doesn't when it comes to any sport.

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only1 3 years, 5 months ago

Strategy huh? I'd be interested in hearing what's wrong with the team's strategy since you seem to have the knowledge to access that. I sit in the stands and hear all kinds of strategic talk and it's commical as to how dumb some people sound. Nothing personal, but I grow tired of people running their mouths about things they have minimal knowledge of.

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mldmsd 3 years, 5 months ago

Only 1-you have no clue the knowledge I have. I have coached both hs and college ball. So if you would like any other "knowledge" let me know, with out the negativity d/a.

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only1 3 years, 5 months ago

Nice with the d/a. Don't like to be challenged huh? Here's a clue: When you post on a message board, you may get challenged. Anyway, I'm still waiting on all of your knowledge. Spill it. I'd love to hear it. By the way, not impressed by your supposed coaching resume. Sound like a typical armchair quarterback to me.

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inperson 3 years, 5 months ago

This is Coach Elston and let me first say thanks to both of you for caring enough to comment. That is good. Lets end the verbal jousting . I appreciate the support and I appreciate the non supporter having expectations. Nobody has higher desires and expectations than myself.
Only1 glad you you understand how tough and physical our kids need to become to consistantly compete against the bigger 5A schools we are facing. They are in our conference , thus we get the opportunity to play and beat them.
mldmsd - I would agree that you must evaluate everything. Not sure what sport you coached and it really does not matter. All coaches know you have to alter your strategies based on your talent capabilities first, then your opponent. If you did coach football would like to know your thoughts. There was an assistant coaching spot vacant, and I am always going to clincs, reading, contacting other coaches, speaking with "elder coaches" for their vast experience with all situations, basically constantly looking for ways to improve Tongie Football.
Only1 rest assured we will continue to stay on top of kids about everything. We as a staff are not happy with our final record but are thrilled with some things that did occur such as not one player has an F in any class. 60 players 8 classes a piece - 480 classes and not one F. Food drive was a success again. Football side of things we gained just shy of 3000 yards offense - 976 yards passing - the most we have ever had. That occured while playing 3 different QB's, 7 different starting running backs, and our best "hands" receiver missing the first 4 games,
mldmsd - strategies - we had to adapt mid game 6 times this season so yes it was a juggling act to put kids in the best position for success both team and individually. If you have coached, you are well aware that when your best one or two players are not available your strategies and approach are not the same. NFL teams that loose a player go get a new one. We play with what we have.
Our off season work, strategies an approach on both offense and defensive got altered dramatically in week 2, when 4 of our main forces on defense, and 4 main cogs of our offense became part of the injured forces. As a former coach you are aware that a 14 year old, non shaving, doesn't have his drivers license yet, backup is not going to be quite the player an 18 year old, 1st team all conference player is. I appreciate you both having a passion about the game and feel free to ask our players - that is something I stress to them everyday.

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hadenoufee 3 years, 5 months ago

i agree mldmsd time for a new coach. what kind of matfield green:knute rockne, fourhorseman, win one for the gipper, three yards and a cloud of dust died in a pasture i picked up my play book at a truck stop on the way to tonganoxie offense is this??? and the defense the four four stack went out with the partridge family lunch box in the 70s teams run the spread now the four four does not cover that. the talent is there the coaching is not! we hear this talk about little to no experience for the young players well playing quarter back in practice and at scrimage games obviously does not give these players the experience they need. for example the 2009 team was one of the best teams i have seen in years they out played every team they faced but they were OUT COACHED. we knew they had talent they proved it in the basehor debacle that they wanted it and could run with teams in bigger size. also the players that get all the respect are just the coaches favorites the ones who get all the playing time and interviews but when you need to win you start giving the ball off to the players that were not the favorite because you knew they have the talent and gave you the best chance to win that is not fair to these kids. also players should not have to deal with a low class racist coach who abuses some players with ethnic slurs that have ran kids off the team and made other young players realize that they do not wanna play football for you and give it up all together. another thing i disagree with is i have been to many award cerimonies over the years and yet i still find you "forgetting" players awards i am guessing because they werent the standout player on the team how do you think that makes our kids feel?

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tongiealumi 3 years, 5 months ago

Yes agreed im not a fan of coach Elston either. Why do you have your player grab their privates coach? I dont see any purpose to this pre-game ritual its something you need to consider getting rid of. My child isnt comfortable with such actions you've forced them to partake in. Getting past the absurd rituals you enforce i feel that you play book is a little dusty and you need to refresh it, plays you ran a good ten yrs ago probably wont get the job done against opponents you've seen for ten yrs. Maybe if you put in new formations one's to which the crowd or other teams dont recongnized yr after yr... my point is minor tweeks dont make good for offensive skemes. And one last tip dont have your corners in so tight and maybe they wont get burnt so badly all the time....

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hadenoufee 3 years, 5 months ago

What? kids grabbing private areas??? sick

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mldmsd 3 years, 5 months ago

Only 1-d/a are my initials, assume as you like. Tell you what, if you want to sit and talk let me know and we can do lunch sometime. Coach-Thanks for your reply. Nothing personal, just have different ideas on how to coach-welcome to the world of football. You are a good person, just a change is needed. We met a few times during little league baseball. You are definitely a competitor, that I like. You have had some difficult challenges this yr to work through, I give you that. But if it is broke, we have to do something to fix it. Good luck and skill next yr.

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dragonfly 3 years, 5 months ago

"The AFCA Code of Ethics- Ever since the AFCA formulated its first formal Code of Ethics in 1952, the organization has had a keen awareness of its importance and has done all in its power to keep the public aware of the concern with morality and integrity....." http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FIH/is_6_70/ai_n18611554/?tag=rel.res5 It seems at times we lose sight of who we are and where we are headed..it's time for change - by getting back to the basics: "Lead - By - Example"

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