Class:  2-AA STATE FOOTBALL TEAM & INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
School/Team:  Maple River High School Nickname:   Eagles
TEAM STATISTICS:  
School/Team:   Maple River High School Opponents
First Downs   226 115
Rushes -- Yardage (Net)   376--1924 353--1588
Passes -- Attempt -- Comp. -- Int.   33--74--6 43--100--4
Passing Yardage (Net)   376 596
Total Offensive Yards   2300 2184
Avg. Total Yardage Per Game   255.6 242.7
Fumbles -- Lost   6--5 18--16
Penalties -- Yards Penalized   54--455 39--278
Punting Yardage -- Avg.   1267--31.7 1093--28.8
Kickoff Returns -- Yardage   21--407 36--729


INDIVIDUAL OFFENSIVE STATISTICS:  
RUSHING LEADERS   Yards Gained Yards Lost Net Yards Touchdowns
Individual   Attempts Number Longest
131 721 0 721 9 39
82 478 0 478 4 30
77 441 0 441 3 28
PASSING LEADERS   Had Intercepted Net Yards Touchdowns
Individual   Attempts Completions Number Longest
68 32 5 369 7 38
4 1 1 7 0 7
RECEIVING LEADERS  
Individual   Receptions Yards Touchdowns
14 201 6
8 72 0
FIELD GOALS  
Individual   Attempts Made Longest
8 7 40
PUNTING  
Individual   Average
31
PUNT RETURNS  
Individual   No. Yards Avg.
10 99 9.9
3 25 8.3
KICKOFF RETURNS  
Individual   No. Yards Avg.
10 211 21.1
4 124 31.0


INDIVIDUAL DEFENSIVE STATISTICS:  
Individual   Unassisted Tackles Assisted Tackles Total Fumbles Recovered Passes Intercepted
33 34 67 1 0
31 41 72 1 0
19 36 55 4 0
17 29 46 1 0
21 11 32 0 0


TEAM SCORING by QUARTERS:  
   1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Total Avg./Game
Maple River High School   68 79 36 43 0 226 25.1
Opponent   35 9 39 32 0 115 12.8
 
Some important factors in our success this season have been:
We returned 6 starters on offense and 8 defensively from a team that had a semi final finish in Class AA. We have great team chemistry and very good senior leadership. The dedication of our players to the weight-room and their conditioning has provided us to wear opponents down physically and mentally. We have 67 players out in grades 9-12 which allowed us to give quality reps to our starters and backups in practice. Offensively we have a very versatile offense with the ability to run and throw the ball Defensively we apply pressure and play very aggressive. We have shut 3 of out opponents out for 3 quarters with scores coming towards the end of the game. We have battled injuries all season and have had backups fill in very nicely.
 
Significant records, statistics, achievements of this team:
Second team in school history to receive a #1 seed in the playoffs and to qualify for the state tournament. Senior class will go down as the most successful class in Maple River history, played in 3 section finals (2015,2016,2017) and wins (35) Allowed 12.8pts/game Scored 25.1pts/game
 
Noteworthy data on individual players:
Lincoln Arndt set school rushing records has a junior rushing for over 1300 years and will go down as the all time leading rusher in Maple River with over 2400 yards. Lincoln has battled hand and ankle injuries all year. Ethan Sindelir is a 4 year starter Nathan Moore, Logan Ziegler, Lincoln Arndt, are 3 year starters for the Eagles. Nathan Moore was named KEYC Prep Athlete of the Week South Central Blue District Co champions Lincoln Arndt, Nathan Moore, Logan Zielger, Ethan Sindelir, Connor Thorn, Billy Karels Named to the All District team this year. Tyler Maas and Sam Bennett were Honorable Mention.
 
Other Interests and Achievements of team personnel:
Jerry Thul was hired as the head coach after coaching at multiple levels in the program for 15 years. Assistant Dusty Drager is an alumni of Maple River and has been with the staff since 2010. Steve Arndt has been with the program since 2011. Assistant Jeff Cole has been with the program on and off for 20 years coaching youth and Jr High while Ralph Kratochvil II has been with the program for the past two seasons. Adam Bibbs and KC Reuter are in their first year with the program. Senior class went 4 seasons without losing a regular season home game. Lost two home playoff games in 2014 to Pipestone and 2015 to Blue Earth Area. Senior class (13 players) has a cumulative GPA of 3.56.