Picks to Click -- Top Performances of the Year

Sedgwick QB Hooper Schroeder had one of the top 10 performances of 2018. (Kelley Degraffenreid)
By: Kpreps.com
Oct 30, 2018

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Picks to Click -- Final Fantasy Standings

In our 2018 Picks to Click feature, we selected eight players or units from across the state each week that we felt would have breakout performances. We assembled a team of eight media members to select one player (or unit) each week and tracked the cumulative statistics of our selections throughout the season similar to fantasy scoring. 

The final standings for the season are as follows:

  1. Conor Nicholl, Kpreps                                                            330 points
  2. John Baetz, Kansas Pregame Magazine                               325 points
  3. Chet Kuplen, Sports in Kansas                                              324 points
  4. Brent Maycock, Topeka Capital Journal                                 308 points
  5. Sean Boston, KSKZ-Radio                                                     268 points
  6. Matt Gilmore, Kpreps                                                              246 points
  7. Hayden Barber, Varsity Kansas                                              239 points
  8. Dion Clisso, PrepsKC.com                                                     175 points

Top ten weekly performances for Picks to Click this season:

  1. Nate Burdette, QB, Maranatha Academy – 97 points in Week 5 (Nicholl)

    Burdette completed 15 of 21 passes for 391 yards and eight touchdowns in the Eagles’ 62-16 win over Chase County. Burdette connected with Brock West 12 times for 382 yards and all eight scores. Burdette also rushed for 43 yards and a score.
  1. Jace Mackley, QB, Weskan – 91 points in Week 6 (Nicholl)

    Mackley had a huge night in Weskan’s 52-46 win over Golden Plains. Jace passed for 313 yards and five touchdowns, and added 185 yards rushing and two more scores.
  1. Hooper Schroeder, QB, Sedgwick – 79 points in Week 2 (Boston)

    Schroeder put another big game in the Cardinals 52-14 win over Independent. Schroeder passed for 353 yards and four touchdowns and added 24 yards rushing and three more scores. 
  2. Drew Biggs, QB, Lincoln – 75 points in Week 2 (Baetz)

    Biggs complted 6 of 8 passes for 133 yards and three touchdowns, and added 207 rushing yards and four more scores in the Leopards’ 42-14 win over Tescott.
  3. Easton Dean, QB, Labette County – 67 points in Week 8 (Baetz)

    Dean passed for 291 yards and three touchdowns and added 83 rush yards and two more scores in the Grizzlies’ 52-15 win over Chanute.
  4. Dalen Kistner, QB, Hartford – 66 points in Week 6 (Kuplen)

    Kistner passed for 120 yards and four touchdowns and added 126 rushing yards and three scores in the Jaguars win over Marais des Cygnes Valley.
  5. Lane Whisennand, QB, Elkhart – 64 points in Week 5 (Maycock)

    Whisennand rushed for 185 yards and three touchdowns and passed for 162 more yards and two scores in Elkhart’s 47-6 win over Meade. 
  6. Taylon Peters, RB, Salina Central – 61 points in Week 6 (Barber)

    Peters rushed for 296 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Mustangs to a 33-19 win over Newton. Peters also had one catch for 22 yards in the game.
  7. Seth Greenwood, RB, Burlingame – 59 points in Week 1 (Kuplen)

    Greenwood rushed for 247 yards and four touchdowns on 33 carries in Burlingame’s 58-8 win over Southern Coffey County. He also completed one pass for an 18-yard touchdown and had four receptions for 41 yards.
  8. Quinn Buessing, QB, Axtell – 57 points in Week 4 (Maycock)

    Buessing completed 18 of 25 passes for 219 yards and six touchdowns in the Eagles’ 54-6 win over Pike Valley.


Week 8 Picks to Click results (scoring):

Dhimani Butler, LB, Goddard – Butler did not play in the Lions’ 32-3 win over Andover. (Barber – 0 pts)

Easton Dean, QB, Labette County – Dean passed for 291 yards and three touchdowns and added 83 rush yards and two more scores in the Grizzlies’ 52-15 win over Chanute. (Baetz – 67 pts)

Dylan Downing, LB, Bishop Miege – Downing had four tackles, one for loss, a sack, and an interception in the Stags’ 55-14 win over Blue Valley Northwest. (Clisso –18 pts)

Humboldt Offensive Line – Humboldt put up 368 yards of total offense including seven offensive touchdowns in the Cubs’ 54-12 win over Southeast-Cherokee. (Kuplen – 28 pts)

Cason Liebst, LB, Medicine Lodge – Liebst recorded 21 tackles and a sack, but the Indians fell 38-20 to Caldwell. (Boston – 46 pts)

Branden Martin, LB, KC Piper – Martin recorded 11 tackles, four for loss and three sacks in the Pirates’ 69-20 win over Bonner Springs. (Gilmore – 42 pts)

Lane Peter, LB, Blue Valley Randolph – Peter had 13 tackles and an interception in the Rams’ 52-6 win over Lakeside-Downs. (Maycock – 30 pts)

Jonah Wolters, TE/WR, Wichita Homeschool – Wolters had two receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown in the Warriors’ 63-14 win over Cornerstone.He also stepped in at quarterback and passed for 50 yards and another score. (Nicholl – 22 pts)

2018 Picks to Click Rules

- The objective will be to have the most cumulative points over the course of the season.

- Participants may select a quarterback, running back, WR/TE, offensive line or a defensive player each week.

- Everyone must pick a WR/TE, offensive line and defensive player at least once.

- Points will be rewarded only for the player's offensive or defensive stats, depending on how you designate the player that week. For instance, if you pick a running back then you will not receive any of his points for defense.

Scoring system


- 1 point for every 10 yards passing, rushing or receiving from a quarterback, running back or wide receiver

- 6 points for every passing, rushing or receiving touchdown

Offensive line

- 1 point for every 50 yards gained as an offense

- 3 points for every offensive touchdown

Defensive player

- 2 points for every tackle

- 4 points for every INT, sack/TFL, or fumble recovery




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