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Mid-Prairie Football: By the Numbers

Posted: Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 7:00 am
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The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawk football team put together a 3-6 season in 2017.

The Hawks finished with a 2-5 mark in district play, good for fourth place in class 2A district five. Mid-Prairie’s best stretch of the season came at the heart of district play when they won two out of three games at the end of September, knocking off Camanche and Northeast Goose Lake.

Offensively, the Golden Hawks were sixth in the district with 2,616 total yards. The Mid-Prairie ground game was sixth with 1,348 yards and 15 touchdowns. The Golden Hawk passing game finished with 1,268 yards and eight touchdowns, fourth most. They averaged 18 points per game. Defensively, Mid-Prairie gave up 32 points per game. They were seventh in the district with 379 total tackles, seventh with 36 tackles for loss and fourth with 18 total sacks. The Golden Hawks were fourth in the district with eight interceptions on the year and 10 total takeaways.

Individually, Mid-Prairie was led by Karson Gingerich under center who ended with seventh in the district with 800 yards and 50% completion percentage through the air with six touchdowns and five interceptions. His favorite targets were Terrhyn Jacoby and Justin Schwartz. Schwartz led the team and was fourth in the district with 38 catches, his 434 yards were ninth most to go with a pair of touchdowns. Jacoby had 26 catches for 474 yards fifth most in the district, to go with his four touchdowns. On the ground, Keaton Duwa led the way with 875 yards on 153 carries and six touchdowns. Those total were sixth most in the district.

Defensively the Hawks were led by Duwa’s 42 total tackles. Jason Tew was best on the team and 10th in the district with 14.5 tackles for loss. His seven sacks were eighth in the district. Tom Butters was fourth in the district with three interceptions on the year, Grant Boyse was fifth with a pair of picks.

On special teams, Terrhyn Jacoby, was 95% on extra points, fifth best in the state. His 22 touchbacks on kickoffs were third most in the state and his 37 yard average per punt was 10th in the state.

Tew, Jacoby, Duwa, Schwartz, Gingerich and Rex Peck were all named as All-district performers. The Golden Hawks lose seniors Jacoby, Gingerich, Duwa, Tew, Jacob Tappan, Ryan Slaubaugh, Josh Slaubaugh, Jacob Busch, Cameron Martinez, Scott Winborn and Paul Wittke to graduation