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October 26, 2012

Augustana vs. Carthage Preview

Antonio Owens and the Vikings will be looking to move over the .500 mark in CCIW play Saturday when they host Carthage at Ericson Field at 1:00 p.m.

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - Behind 203 rushing yards and three touchdowns from junior running back Eric Chandler (Cary-Grove HS, Cary, Ill.) and 18 tackles from junior linebacker Erik Westerberg (York HS, Elmhurst, Ill.), Augustana rolled to a 35-14 win at North Park this past Saturday. Now 3-4 on the year and 2-2 in the CCIW, the Vikings will be looking to get over .500 in the conference when they host Carthage at Ericson Field Saturday, October 27 at 1:00 p.m.

Chandler's rushing total against North Park, which came on 17 carries, was the most since Mike Guzman ran for 220 yards on 30 attempts against Central in 2005. All three of his touchdowns came on six-yard runs and the final one was set up by an 18-yard pass completion from Chandler to freshman quarterback Sam Frasco (Prospect HS, Mt. Prospect, Ill.). The defense allowed North Park to cross midfield just once in the first half as Augustana built a 14-0 halftime lead. The win was Augustana's 41st in a row against North Park.

Carthage comes to Ericson Field with a 3-4 overall mark and a 1-3 record in conference play. The Red Men have faced a gauntlet of top-20 teams over the last three weeks, falling at 20th-ranked Wheaton (44-10) and 13th-ranked Illinois Wesleyan (45-7) and at home to ninth-rated North Central (42-10).

Freshman quarterback A.J. Simoncelli directs a Carthage offense that averages 18.6 points and 269.9 total yards per game (104.4 rushing and 165.4 passing). He has completed 77 of 158 pass attempts (48.7 percent) for 995 yards and seven touchdowns and has been intercepted four times. He's also the team's third-leading rusher with 145 yards and a touchdown. Four players, led by senior wide out Pete Djurickovic (24 receptions, 467 yards, four touchdowns), have caught at least 17 passes including last year's starting quarterback T.J. Trepanier. Sophomore running back Derek Bellamy is coming of a 111-yard performance against North Central and leads the Red Men in rushing with 228 yards on 40 carries. Junior Reggie Miller has rushed for 203 yards and a touchdown on 45 totes.                                     

Senior linebacker Brandon Mecozzi, a second team All-CCIW pick last year, leads a Carthage defense that allows an average of 27.1 points and 367.9 total yards per game. Opponents have rushed for 172.1 yards per game and 3.9 per carry and have completed 62.1 percent of their passes for an average of 195.7 yards per contest.  Mecozzi is tied with sophomore cornerback Mickey Johnson for the Red Men lead in tackles with 55 stops.  Senior defensive end Mike Merucci has 12½ tackles for loss and 10 sacks and sophomore safety Zac Pallissard leads the team with three interceptions.

For Augustana, Chandler is second in the CCIW in rushing with 463 yards (8.1 yards per carry) in four league games. He leads the team with 553 yards and five touchdowns on the year and averages 7.5 yards a carry. Senior running mate Brett McWilliams (Hononegah HS, Roscoe, Ill.) has rushed for 373 yards, three touchdowns and an average of 7.6 yards per carry. Senior quarterback Nick Welch (Oswego HS, Oswego, Ill.) has completed 71 of 125 pass attempts (56.8 percent) for 953 yards and six touchdowns and six interceptions. Junior Nick Krantz (Moline HS, Moline, Ill.) is the Vikings leading receiver with 18 catches for 329 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Defensively, Westerberg leads the Vikings with 48 solo tackles, 45 assists and 93 total stops, including 11 for loss - also tops on the team. He leads the CCIW in total tackles and was eighth in the nation in solo tackles and 10th in total tackles as of the latest NCAA Division III statistics report. Sophomore safety Bo Goshorn (Romeoville HS, Romeoville, Ill.) is second with 47 tackles and he picked off his team-best third interception in the North Park game. Sophomore defensive end Sean McIntyre (Genoa-Kingston HS, Genoa, Ill.) has a team-high seven sacks and junior linebacker Mike O'Donoghue (Mundelein HS, Mundelein, Ill.) leads with a pair of fumble recoveries.

  

AUGUSTANA VS. CARTHAGE...

Augustana holds a commanding lead in this series with 62 wins against 14 losses with five ties...However, Carthage snapped a 21-game Augustana winning streak in 1996 with a 28-18 victory...Previously the last Carthage win between the two schools in the CCIW with ties to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America came in 1973 by a score of 32-8 in a game played in Kenosha, Wisconsin...The two teams played to a 7-7 tie in 1974 and from 1974 through 1995 Augustana won 21 straight games...Carthage has not won a game in Rock Island since 1970 (at R.I. Public Schools Stadium) and the Vikings have stretched that streak to 20 straight...The Red Men's last win at Ericson Field came in 1962...The series started in 1928 and in the first 17 games the Vikings won 13 times with four contests ending in ties...Carthage picked up its first win in 1948 by a count of 6-0.  

YEAR

SCORE(Running Record)

SITE

  

YEAR

SCORE(Running Record)

SITE

1928

Augustana 20, Carthage 16 (1-0)

NA

 

1972

Augustana 28, Carthage 26 (27-11-4)

Home

1929

Augustana 14, Carthage 7 (2-0)

NA

 

1973

Carthage 32, Augustana 8 (27-12-4)

Away

1930

Augustana 9, Carthage 7 (3-0)

NA

 

1974

Augustana 7, Carthage 7 - tie (27-12-5)

Home

1931

Augustana 6, Carthage 6 - tie (3-0-1)

NA

 

1975

Augustana 42, Carthage 15 (28-12-5)

Away

1932

Augustana 13, Carthage 0 (4-0-1)

NA

 

1976

Augustana 43, Carthage 35 (29-12-5)

Home

1933

Augustana 35, Carthage 0 (5-0-1)

NA

 

1977

Augustana 24, Carthage 21 (30-12-5)

Away

1934

Augustana 41, Carthage 6 (6-0-1)

NA

 

1978

Augustana 30, Carthage 21 (31-12-5)

Home

1935

Augustana 27, Carthage 3 (7-0-1)

NA

 

1979

Augustana 19, Carthage 18 (32-12-5)

Away

1936

Augustana 33, Carthage 0 (8-0-1)

NA

 

1980

Augustana 17, Carthage 14 (33-12-5)

Home

1937

Augustana 14, Carthage 6 (9-0-1)

NA

 

1981

Augustana 35, Carthage 7 (34-12-5)

Away

1938

Augustana 7, Carthage 7 - tie (9-0-2)

NA

 

1982

Augustana 20, Carthage 0 (35-12-5)

Home

1939

Augustana 18, Carthage 0 (10-0-2)

NA

 

1983

Augustana 28, Carthage 7 (36-12-5)

Away

1940

Augustana 0, Carthage 0 - tie (10-0-3)

NA

 

1984

Augustana 56, Carthage 7 (37-12-5)

Home

1941

Augustana 12, Carthage 12 - tie (10-0-4)

NA

 

1985

Augustana 38, Carthage 8 (38-12-5)

Away

1942

Augustana 14, Carthage 6 (11-0-4)

NA

 

1986

Augustana 49, Carthage 0 (39-12-5)

Home

1946

Augustana 13, Carthage 0 (12-0-4)

Home

 

1987

Augustana 40, Carthage 6 (40-12-5)

Away

1947

Augustana 13, Carthage 0 (13-0-4)

Away

 

1988

Augustana 35, Carthage 0 (41-12-5)

Home

1948

Carthage 6, Augustana 0 (13-1-4)

Away

 

1989

Augustana 48, Carthage 6 (42-12-5)

Away

1949

Augustana 21, Carthage 13 (14-1-4)

Home

 

1990

Augustana 48, Carthage 0 (43-12-5)

Home

1950

Augustana 33, Carthage 6 (15-1-4)

Away

 

1991

Augustana 31, Carthage 12 (44-12-5)

Away

1951

Augustana 40, Carthage 14 (16-1-4)

Home

 

1992

Augustana 67, Carthage 6 (45-12-5)

Away

1952

Carthage 33, Augustana 13 (16-2-4)

Away

 

1993

Augustana 48, Carthage 0 (46-12-5)

Home

1953

Augustana 31, Carthage 7 (17-2-4)

Home

 

1994

Augustana 41, Carthage 6 (47-12-5)

Away

1954

Augustana 18, Carthage 15 (18-2-4)

Home

 

1995

Augustana 24, Carthage 0 (48-12-5)

Home

1955

Carthage 7, Augustana 6 (18-3-4)

Home

 

1996

Carthage 28, Augustana 18 (48-13-5)

Away

1956

Carthage 34, Augustana 19 (18-4-4)

Away

 

1997

Augustana 28, Carthage 21 (49-13-5)

Home

1957

Augustana 13, Carthage 0 (19-4-4)

Home

 

1998

Augustana 45, Carthage 6 (50-13-5)

Away

1958

Augustana 13, Carthage 6 (20-4-4)

Away

 

1999

Augustana 31, Carthage 9 (51-13-5)

Home

1959

Augustana 20, Carthage 7 (21-4-4)

Home

 

2000

Augustana 23, Carthage 14 (52-13-5)

Away

1960

Augustana 32, Carthage 18 (22-4-4)

Away

 

2001

Augustana 41, Carthage 18 (53-13-5)

Home

1961

Carthage 33, Augustana 13 (22-5-4)

Home

 

2002

Augustana 34, Carthage 28 (54-13-5)

Away

1962

Carthage 35, Augustana 27 (22-6-4)

Home

 

2003

Augustana 56, Carthage 20 (55-13-5)

Home

1963

Augustana 34, Carthage 7 (23-6-4)

Away

 

2004

Augustana 35, Carthage 0 (56-13-5)

Home

1964

Augustana 13, Carthage 6 (24-6-4)

Home

 

2005

Augustana 7, Carthage 0 (57-13-5)

Away

1965

Carthage 21, Augustana 14 (24-7-4)

Away

 

2006

Augustana 28, Carthage 14 (58-13-5)

Home

1966

Augustana 20, Carthage 0 (25-7-4)

Home

 

2007

Carthage 33, Augustana 28 (58-14-5)

Away

1967

Carthage 47, Augustana 35 (25-8-4)

Away

 

2008

Augustana 40, Carthage 16 (59-14-5)

Away

1968

Augustana 41, Carthage 36 (26-8-4)

Home

 

2009

Augustana 42, Carthage 20 (60-14-5)

Home

1969

Carthage 32, Augustana 6 (26-9-4)

Away

 

2010

Augustana 43, Carthage 16 (61-14-5)

Away

1970

Carthage 35, Augustana 0 (26-10-4)

Home

 

2011

Augustana 19, Carthage 13 (61-14-5)

Home

1971

Carthage 40, Augustana 14 (26-11-4)

Away

 

 

 

 

  

LAST YEAR...  

10/15/11-AUGUSTANA 19, CARTHAGE 13 

Augustana downs Carthage 19-13  

ROCK ISLAND, Ill.-Defense and special teams were the keys Saturday night at Ericson Field as Augustana defeated Carthage 19-13 in College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin play. The win snaps a string of heartbreaking setbacks for the Vikings and improves the team's record to 1-5 on the year and 1-2 in conference action. Carthage falls to 4-2 overall and 1-2 in the league.

 The Viking defense intercepted a pair of Carthage passes and recorded a safety, while the special teams unit blocked a Red Men punt, averaged 30 yards per kickoff return and got another big night from the CCIW's leading punter, Arnie Fitzwater (Union HS, Waterford, Wis.).

 Carthage got on the board first, driving 63 yards in nine plays before Kurt Krause's 31-yard field goal put the Red Men on top 3-0. Augustana's Sean Walker (Annawan HS, Annawan, Ill.) returned the ensuing kickoff 36 yards to the Viking 45-yard line but coughed the ball up and the Red Men were back in business. Six plays later, quarterback T.J. Trepanier took it in from one yard out to make it 10-0. Trepanier accounted for 43 of the 45 yards on the drive, 35 of them on the ground.

 After freshman Antonio Owens (Naperville North HS, Naperville, Ill.) brought the ensuing kickoff back 46 yards into Red Men territory, Carthage stuffed the Vikings on fourth-and-two from the 36-yard line to retake possession. That's when Ben Hall (University HS, Normal, Ill.) came up with the first big defensive play of the night, stepping in front of a Trepanier pass at midfield and returning it to the Carthage 11-yard line to set up Augustana's first score. Brady Rogers (Cherokee Trail HS, Aurora, Colo.)  knocked through a 24-yard field goal to make the score 10-3.

 Another interception followed by a penalty set up the tying score. Carthage had driven to the Viking 40-yard line and on third-and-nine Trepanier attempted to hit Chris Schulz inside the Viking 20. However Augustana freshman Bo Goshorn (Romeoville HS, Romeoville, Ill.) was able to wrestle the ball away and return the interception to the Viking 34. The officials tacked on another 15 yards for a late hit and Augustana was able to start a yard shy of midfield.

 Senior quarterback David Lee (Springfield HS, Springfield, Ill.) went right to work, finding tight end Jack Gilleland (Marian Central, McHenry, Ill.) for 16 yards, then keeping it and busting off a 20-yard run on the next play. Two plays later, Zachary McCullough (St. Charles North HS, St. Charles, Ill.)  went in from 13 yards out on a reverse off of a jet sweep. Rogers' PAT tied it at 10 and that's how the half ended.

 After blocking a first half Carthage punt, special teams came up big again on the opening possession of the second half. On fourth-and-nine from his own 31, Schulz attempted to run for the first down out of punt formation and the Vikings stopped him a yard short. Lee found Nick Krantz (Moline HS, Moline, Ill.) for gains of nine and seven yards, rushed for 15 himself and then hit Krantz again in the right corner of the end zone for a 17-10 lead.

 Two possessions later, a 42-yard Fitzwater punt pinned the Red men at their own one-yard line. After Pete Schimeck (Benet Academy, Naperville, Ill.) knocked down a Trepanier pass on first down, the Carthage quarterback bobbled the snap on second down and was tackled in the end zone by Kyle Voda (Plainfield South HS, Plainfield, Ill.)  for a safety and a 19-10 Viking lead with 6:13 left in the third quarter.

 From there, the defenses took over. Carthage missed an opportunity early in the fourth quarter when Krause's 44-yard field goal attempt hooked left. However, he got another chance with 4:08 left in the game. This time, his 42-yarder hit the right upright and bounced through to cut the Viking lead to 19-13.

 The Red Men got one last chance. Taking over at their own 34-yard line with 2:33 left, they drove to the Augustana 18, but Trepanier's fourth-and-six pass attempt to Mike Koeneman in the end zone was broken up by Rob Mago (Cary-Grove HS, Cary, Ill.) to lock up the Vikings' first win of the season and Rob Cushman's first win as Augustana's head coach.

 The win was Augustana's 62nd against just 14 losses in the series, which has also seen five ties. The Red Men have not won in Rock Island since a 1970 win at Rock Island Public Schools Stadium and not since 1962 at Ericson Field, a span 24 games.

 Lee led the offense with 124 passing yards and another hard-fought 39 on the ground. McCullough, Krantz and A.J. Hoger (Cary-Grove HS, Cary, Ill.) each had three catches.

 Carl Hartweg (Illini West HS, Carthage, Ill.) led the Viking defense with eight tackles, all of the solo variety. Defensive end Matt Franzen (Niles Notre Dame HS, Chicago, Ill.) came off the bench and had two big second-half sacks.

 

2012 AUGUSTANA VIKINGS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE/RESULTS 

DATE

OPPONENT

SITE

SCORE/TIME

September 1

Dubuque

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 21-39

September 8

Central of Iowa

Pella, Iowa

L, 10-17

September 15

Loras (Family Weekend)

HOME

W, 34-10

September 29

*Wheaton

HOME

L, 7-49

October 6

*Elmhurst

Elmhurst, Illinois

L, 27-31

October 13

*Millikin (Homecoming)

HOME

W, 24-14

October 20

*North Park

Chicago, Illinois

W, 35-14

October 27

*Carthage

HOME

1:00 p.m.

November 3

*Illinois Wesleyan

Bloomington, Illinois

1:00 p.m.

November 10

*North Central

HOME

1:00 p.m.

* - College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin game

   

2012 CCIW STANDINGS

School

CCIW

Overall

North Central

4-0

6-1

Elmhurst

3-1

6-1

Illinois Wesleyan

3-1

6-1

Wheaton

3-1

5-2

AUGUSTANA

2-2

3-4

Carthage

1-3

3-4

Millikin

0-4

3-4

North Park

0-4

1-6

           

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS            

October 20

AUGUSTANA 35, North Park 14

Elmhurst 45, Millikin 42 (OT)

Illinois Wesleyan 38, Wheaton 33

North Central 42, Carthage 10

 

THIS WEEK'S GAMES

October 27

Carthage at AUGUSTANA, 1:00 p.m.

North Park at Elmhurst, 1:00 p.m.

Millikin at Wheaton, 1:00  p.m.

Illinois Wesleyan at North Central, 2:00 p.m.

  

HEAD COACH ROB CUSHMAN

Rob Cushman is in his second season as the head coach of the Augustana football program. He has spent the 2008-10 seasons serving as the Viking defensive coordinator. His coaching career began at Cal State-Chico in 1979. His first head coaching position was at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, Oregon, where he spent five seasons before being named the first head coach at Feather River College in Quincy, California in 2002. He led the fledgling program to a 34-21 (.618) record in five seasons, reaching a post-season bowl game each year. He served as special teams coordinator and defensive backs coach at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York in 2007, prior to coming to Augustana.

 

CUSHMAN'S RECORD AS HEAD COACH

                                                OVERALL                               CONFERENCE

YEAR

WON

LOSS

PCT

WON

LOSS

PCT

SCHOOL

1997

4

6

.400

 

 

 

Eastern Oregon

1998

6

4

.600

 

 

 

Eastern Oregon

1999

5

5

.500

 

 

 

Eastern Oregon

2000

2

8

.200

 

 

 

Eastern Oregon

2001

1

8

.111

 

 

 

Eastern Oregon

Eastern Oregon Totals

18

31

.367

 

 

 

 

2002

6

5

.545

 

 

 

Feather River

2003

9

2

.818

 

 

 

Feather River

2004

6

5

.545

 

 

 

Feather River

2005

7

4

.636

 

 

 

Feather River

2006

6

5

.545

 

 

 

Feather River

Feather River Totals

34

21

.618

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin

2011

2

8

.200

2

5

.286

Augustana

2012

3

4

.429

2

2

.500

Augustana

Augustana Totals

5

12

.294

4

7

.364

 

CAREER

57

64

.471

 

 

 

 

 

ROB CUSHMAN BY THE NUMBERS: Here is a closer look at Rob Cushman's record at Augustana College. 

 

OVERALL

 

 

CCIW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YR

W

L

PCT

W

L

PCT

FINISH

SEP

OCT

NOV

H

A

2011

2

8

.200

2

5

.286

 

0-3

2-3

0-2

2-4

0-4

2012

3

4

.429

2

2

.500

 

1-3

2-1

0-0

2-1

1-3

CAREER

5

12

.294

4

7

.364

 

1-6

4-4

0-2

4-5

1-7

 

CUSHMAN AGAINST THE OPPOSITION

TEAM

GAMES

W

L

FIRST MEETING

LAST MEETING

Adrian

1

0

1

2011 - L (14-17)

 

Carthage

1

1

0

2011 - W (19-13)

 

Central

2

0

2

2011 - L (23-31)

2012 - L (10-17)

Dubuque

2

0

2

2011 - L (13-18)

2012 - L (21-39)

Elmhurst

2

0

2

2011 - L (27-28)

2012 - L (27-31)

Illinois Wesleyan

1

0

1

2011 - L (12-34)

 

Loras

1

1

0

2012 - W (34-10)

 

Millikin

2

1

1

2011 - L (27-30)

2012 - W (24-14)

North Central

1

0

1

2011 - L (3-24)

 

North Park

1

1

0

2011 - W (27-24)

2012 - W (35-14)

Wheaton

2

0

2

2011 - L (7-36)

2012 - L (7-49)

  

2012 AUGUSTANA FOOTBALL TWO DEEP

Prior to game with Carthage 10/27/12 

POS

NO

NAME

HT

WT

YR

HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL

OFFENSE

WR

84

Jawan Straughter

6-0

180

Fr

Bolingbrook, Illinois/Plainfield East

9

Eric Josupait

6-0

180

So

Aurora, Illinois/Waubonsie Valley

WR

6

Torre Harrell

6-2

170

So

Bloomington, Ill. (Bloomington)

83

Derek Schneeman

6-2

200

Sr

Streator, Ill. (Streator)

TE

86

Marty Resner

6-2

245

Sr

Montgomery, Ill. (Oswego)

85

Eric Hansen

6-0

215

Sr

Elmhurst, Illinois/Immaculate Conception

OT

72

Mike Kautz

6-4

250

Sr

East Moline, Ill. (Rock Island Alleman)

67

Eric Link

6-2

265

Jr

Aledo, Ill. (Sherrard)

OG

74

Derek King

6-1

290

Sr

New Boston, Ill. (Westmer)

78

Greg Ferguson

6-2

280

So

Plainfield, Ill. (South)

OC

62

Eric Dratnol

6-1

250

Jr

Montgomery, Ill. (Kaneland)

75

Dan Gregg

6-2

255

Jr

Prospect Heights, Ill. (Hersey)

OG

56

Anthony Roome

6-2

280

So

Geneseo, Ill. (Geneseo)

63

Trace Wingo

6-2

285

Jr

Crystal Lake, Ill. (South)

OT

66

Kevon Rivers

6-2

270

Sr

Chicago, Ill. (Uplift Community)

67

Eric Link

6-2

265

Jr

Aledo, Ill. (Sherrard)

SLOT

8

Antonio Owens

5-9

165

So

Naperville, Ill. (North)

87

Kyle Frake

6-0

200

So

Clifton, Ill. (Clifton Central)

SLOT

13

Kyle Snow

5-7

165

Jr

Wheaton, Ill. (Wheaton-Warrenville South)

5

Sean Fitzgerald

5-10

150

Fr

Manhattan, Ill. (Providence Catholic)

QB

10

Nick Welch

6-3

210

Sr

Oswego, Ill. (Oswego)

2

Sam Frasco

5-11

170

Fr

Mt. Prospect, Ill. (Prospect)

RB

29

Eric Chandler

5-9

210

Jr

Cary, Ill. (Cary-Grove)

32

Brett McWilliams

6-2

225

Sr

Roscoe, Ill. (Rockton-Hononegah)

DEFENSE

OLB

3

Robby Mago

5-9

180

Sr

Cary, Ill. (Cary-Grove)

5

Caleb Nickels

5-10

190

So

Northridge, Calif. (Sierra Canyon)

DE

57

Sean McIntyre

6-2

245

So

Genoa, Ill. (Genoa-Kingston)

44

Pete Schimeck

6-1

240

Sr

Naperville, Ill. (Benet Academy)

NT

99

Carl Hartweg

6-3

280

Jr

Carthage, Ill. (Illini West)

54

Will Hass

6-3

250

Jr

Algonquin, Ill. (Marian Central Catholic)

DE

38

Luke Anderson

6-6

260

Sr

Lemont, Ill. (Lemont)

90

Brandon Stiers

6-2

225

Fr

Mackinaw, Ill. (Deer Creek Mackinaw)

ILB

22

Joe Spindler

6-0

205

Sr

Rockton, Ill. (Rockton-Hononegah)

42

Mike O'Donoghue

6-1

205

Jr

Mundelein, Ill. (Mundelein)

ILB

47

John Draminski

6-0

230

Sr

Kewanee, Ill. (Wethersfield)

55

James Stratton

6-0

220

Jr

Sherrard, Ill. (Sherrard)

MLB

41

Erik Westerberg

6-3

210

Jr

Elmhurst, Ill. (York)

51

Andrew O'Reilly

6-0

230

Sr

Elgin, Ill. (Driscoll Catholic)

OLB

31

Bo Goshorn

6-2

190

So

Romeoville, Ill. (Romeoville)

  

15

Ken Clay

5-11

195

Jr

Naperville, Ill. (Waubonsie Valley)

CB

27

Matt Glawe

5-10

200

Sr

Winfield, Ill. (Wheaton Warrenville South)

7

Sean Walker

5-10

190

Jr

Annawan, Ill. (Annawan)

CB

17

Ben Fornek

5-11

180

So

Batavia, Ill. (Batavia)

30

Justin Gruca

5-8

190

Jr

Wilmington, Ill. (Wilmington)

FS

23

Tim Maroder

5-10

195

So

Elgin, Ill. (Burlington Central)

28

Cameron Bokowy

5-11

185

Fr

Algonquin, Ill. (Harry D Jacobs)

Or

3

Robby Mago

5-9

180

Sr

Cary, Ill. (Cary-Grove)

OLB

5

Caleb Nickels

5-10

190

So

Northridge, Calif. (Sierra Canyon)

SPECIALIST

KICKER

16

Brady Rogers

5-11

165

So

Parker, Colo. (Cherokee Trail)

PUNTER

33

Arnie Fitzwater

6-3

215

Sr

Waterford, Wis. (Waterford Union)

PUNT RETURN

13

Kyle Snow

5-7

165

Jr

Wheaton, Ill. (Wheaton-Warrenville South)

7

Sean Walker

5-10

190

Jr

Annawan, Ill. (Annawan)

KICK RETURN

8

Antonio Owens

5-9

165

So

Naperville, Ill. (North)

84

Jawan Straughter

6-0

180

Fr

Bolingbrook, Illinois/Plainfield East

SNAPPER

86

Marty Resner

6-2

245

Sr

Montgomery, Ill. (Oswego)

HOLDER

13

Kyle Snow

5-7

165

Jr

Wheaton, Ill. (Wheaton-Warrenville South)

 

2012 CARTHAGE FOOTBALL TWO DEEP 

POS

NO

NAME

HT

WT

YR

HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL

OFFENSE

LT

61

Mike Greenwood

6-4

246

Jr

Oswego, Ill./Oswego

60

Danny Booth

6-1

268

Fr

Rockford, Ill./Auburn

LG

73

Grant Deal

6-5

283

Jr

Grayslake, Ill./Central

62

Dequann DeLeon

6-5

335

Fr

Beloit, Wis./Memorial

C 

64

David Roney

6-2

256

Fr

Bourbonnais, Ill./Kankakee-Bishop McNamara

   

67

John Parish

6-4

253

Fr

Homewood, Ill./Homewood-Flossmoor

RG  

74

Chris Csongradi

6-2

260

Jr

Chicago, Ill/St. Patrick

   

77

Jake Alten

5-11

272

Fr

Loveland, OH/Loveland

RT

79

Reno Sanders

6-3

232

So

Tulare, Calif./Western

   

66

Andrew Rosenberg

6-5

278

Jr

Racine, Wis./Lutheran

WR 

3

T.J. Trepanier

6-1

198

Sr

Winthrop Harbor, Ill./Zion-Benton Township

85

Jamahl Wright

5-11

166

Fr

Brookfield, WI/Hartland-Arrowhead

WR

10

Pete Djurickovic

6-1

190

Sr

Pleasant Prairie, Wis./Kenosha-Bradford

82

Steve Sagerstrom

6-4

190

Fr

Park Ridge, Ill./Maine South

WR 

16

Nick Gremley

6-1

225

Sr

Niles, Ill./West

89

Nick Tognocchi

5-8

166

So

Lindenhurst, Ill./Lake Villa-Lakes Community

WR

82

Jerome Brown

6-0

182

Sr

Round Lake, Ill /Round Lake

84

Xavier Perkins

6-2

191

Fr

Bolingbrook, Ill./Bolingbrook

RB 

1

Reggie Miller

5-9

174

Jr

Downers Grove, Ill./South

30

Shane Covington

5-11

198

Sr

Milwaukee, Wis./Riverside University

QB

14

A.J. Simoncelli

6-1

180

Fr

Downers Grove, Ill./South

2

Jonny Brewster

6-2

193

So

Loveland, Ohio/Kings Mills-Kings

DEFENSE

DE

47

Tyler O'Brien

6-2

220

Sr

Cary, Ill./Cary-Grove

99

Terrance Allen

6-4

219

Fr

Woodridge, IL /Downers Grove South

DT

45

Nick Dorau

6-4

265

Sr

Kenosha, Wis./Bradford

94

DeMarco Smith

6-0

230

Fr

Park Ridge, Ill./Maine South

DT

63

Seth Storment

6-3

270

Jr

East Troy, Wis./Mukwonago

93

Mike Fernandez

5-10

238

Fr

Park Ridge, Ill./Maine South

DE

40

Mike Merucci

6-2

205

Sr

Kenosha, Wis./Bradford

92

David Gahgan

6-1

222

So

Ingleside, Ill./Fix Lake-Grant Community

MLB  

42

Brad Kaput

5-11

216

Sr

Plainfield, Ill./South

46

Zach James

5-7

214

Fr

Cincinnati, OH/Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy

OLB 

20

Brandon Mecozzi

5-10

214

Sr

Kenosha, Wis./Bradford

8

Kevin Pikunas

6-1

200

Sr

Oak Forest, Ill./Chicago-Marist

OLB

41

Sean Cleveland

5-11

188

Fr

Wheaton, Ill/North

44

Billy Ferreri

5-10

208

So

Belleville, Ill/East

CB

26

Tremel Smith

5-10

165

Fr

Hanover Park, IL/Glenbard North

7

Aaron Morris

5-9

170

So

Country Club Hills, Ill/Olympia Fields-Rich Central

FS

25

Alex Vitkauskas

6-1

202

Sr

Tinley Park, Ill./Chicago-St. Rita

37

Akeem Rhymes

5-10

163

Fr

Dallas, Georgia /Paulding County

SS

29

Chris Jacobson

5-8

185

So

Machesney Park Ill/Harlem

22

Zac Pallisard

6-0

193

So

Bourbonnais Ill/Bradley Bourbonnais

CB

21

Mickey Johnson

5-11

202

So

Chicago, Ill./St. Rita

35

Larry Watkins

5-7

168

Fr

Milwaukee, WI/Riverside

SPECIALIST

K

9

Brett Bukari

5-11

193

Jr

Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Detroit Country Day

14

Thomas Brannen

6-1

185

Fr

Indian Head Park, Ill./LaGrange-Lyons Township

P

10

Pete Djurickovic

6-1

190

Sr

Pleasant Prairie, Wis./Kenosha-Bradford

5

Brandon Wachholz

5-8

221

Fr

Wausau, Wis./East

KR

30

Shane Covington

5-11

198

Sr

Milwaukee, Wis./Riverside University

85

Jamahl Wright

5-11

166

Fr

Brookfield, Wis./Hartland-Arrowhead

KR

1

Reggie Miller

5-9

174

Jr

Downers Grove, Ill./South

5

DiDi Charles

5-9

182

So

Loveland, Ohio/Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy

PR

30

Shane Covington

5-11

198

Sr

Milwaukee, Wis./Riverside University

7

Aaron Morris

5-9

170

So

Country Club Hills, Ill./Olympia Fields-Rich Central

 

  

2012 AUGUSTANA VIKINGS STATISTICAL HIGHLIGHTS  

CATEGORY

NUMBER

OPPONENT

DATE

Individual Offense

 

 

 

Most Points

18 - Eric Chandler

North Park

10/20/12

Most Points Kicking

10 - Brady Rogers

Loras

09/15/12

Most Touchdowns

3 - Eric Chandler

North Park

10/20/12

Most Extra Points

5 - Brady Rogers

North Park

10/20/12

Most Yards Total Offense

338 - Nick Welch

Loras

09/15/12

Most Yards Rushing

203 - Eric Chandler

North Park

10/20/12

Most Rushing Attempts

17 - Eric Chandler

North Park

10/20/12

Most Yards Passing

347 - Nick Welch

Loras

09/15/12

Most Pass Attempts

26 - Nick Welch

Millikin

10/13/12

Most Pass Completions

19 - Nick Welch

Millikin

10/13/12

Most Yards Receiving

170 - Nick Krantz

Loras

09/15/12

Most Pass Receptions

6 - 3 times

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team Offense

 

 

 

Most Points

35

North Park

10/20/12

Most Touchdowns

5

North Park

10/20/12

Most Total Yards

483

Loras

09/15/12

Most Yards Rushing

301

Elmhurst

10/06/12

Most Yards Passing

347

Loras

09/15/12

Most Passing Attempts

28

Millikin

10/13/12

Most Completions

20

Millikin

10/13/12

Most First Downs Total

19

Loras

09/15/12

Most First Downs Rushing

13

Elmhurst

10/06/12

Most First Downs Passing

13

Loras

09/15/12

Most First Downs Penalty

4

Dubuque

09/01/12

Most Rushes

46

Millikin

10/13/12

Most Plays

74

Millikin

10/13/12

 

 

 

 

Individual Defense

 

 

 

Most Total Tackles

18 - Erik Westerberg

Twice

 

Most Solo Tackles

10 - Erik Westerberg

Twice

 

Most Assisted Tackles

16 - Erik Westerberg

North Park

10/20/12

Most Interceptions

1 - 4 times

 

 

Most Fumble Recoveries

1 - 4 times

 

 

Most Quarterback Sacks

2 - Sean McIntyre

Twice

 

Most Tackles for Loss

2.5 - Twice

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team Defense

 

 

 

Fewest Points

10

Loras

09/15/12

Fewest Plays

61

Millikin

10/13/12

Fewest Rushing Attempts

35

Wheaton

09/29/12

Fewest Total Yards

272

Millikin

10/13/12

Fewest Rushing Yards

86

Wheaton

09/29/12

Fewest Passing Yards

88

North Park

10/20/12

Fewest Pass Completions

7

North Park

10/20/12

Most Interceptions

2

Millikin

10/13/12

Most Fumble Recoveries

1

5 times

 

Fewest Total First Downs

14

Millikin

10/13/12

Fewest Rushing First Downs

4

Wheaton

09/29/12

Fewest Passing First Downs

4

North Park

10/20/12

Fewest Penalty First Downs

0

Twice