High school football: Felt's Facts Week 14

By George Felt

For the Deseret News

Published: Thursday, Nov. 17 2011 9:00 a.m. MST

In addition, Logan and Lone Peak will try and join just three other schools that have won a state-record 14 games in a season. Bingham (2006), Hunter (2003) and Juan Diego (2008) are the others.

Current Winning Streaks

1. Duchesne – 22

2. Logan, Lone Peak – 13

4. Hurricane – 12

5. Manti – 10

6. Fremont – 8

7. Desert Hills, East – 3

9. Bear River, Bonneville, Pine View, Union – 1

For the Record – D.J. Nelson

A lot to catch up on, so here goes.

Besides setting the record for Single-Game Total Offense last week (606 yards), Nelson continues to improve his position in the record book in numerous other categories.

In Season records, he's now third in Total Offense (4,928) but needs just 59 to move ahead of Alex Hart (4,985 for Jordan, 2009) into second behind big brother Riley (5,815 in 2005). D.J. is second in Touchdown Passes (48), but just five behind Riley. He's second in Touchdowns-Responsible-For (71), 13 behind Riley.

In other Season records, he's fifth in Passes Completed (259), 12th in all-time Passing Yards (3,345) and 13th in Passes Attempted (404).

In Career categories, D.J. is third in Touchdowns-Responsible-For (101), ninth in Total Offense (7,142) and tenth in Touchdown Passes (68).

While nowhere near a record, D.J. leads the state in rushes this season with 244.

He may not surpass any of Riley's records, but he may attain what Riley never did: an undefeated season for the Grizzlies.

More For the Record

Some updates of several others who are still playing or concluded their season last week, listed alphabetically:

Chase Hansen (Lone Peak) is now 11th in Career Total Offense (6,636), 13th in Season TD Passes (37), 15th in Career Touchdowns-Responsible-For (77) and 16th in Season Total Offense (3,824).

Austin Kafentzis (Jordan) finished fifth in Season Total Offense (3,565) and 15th in Season Passing Yards (3,188).

Hayden Nielsen completed his three years at Spanish Fork in the Top-10 in a slew of Career categories: fourth in Total Offense (9,451); fourth in Passing Yards (7,570); tied for fourth in TD Passes (78); tied for fourth in TDs-Responsible-For (99), fifth in Completions (495) and seventh in Passing Attempts (837).

Ricky Shumway (Timpview) tied for fourth in Season Touchdown Receptions (19) and finished sixth in Career TD Receptions (31).

John Ursua split his career at Westlake and Cedar but ended up 10th in Career Total Offense (6,711) and 11th in Career TDs-Responsible-For (87).

And Kickers

In Season Extra Points, Jake Thompson (Logan) is tied for fourth (73) and Trevor Robb (Lone Peak) is tied for eighth (68).

In Career Extra Points, Hayes Hicken (Highland) finished third (159), Tyler Solorzano (Timpview), fourth (147) and Jake Thompson is currently fifth (143) and likely to move up by Friday night.

Playoff Points

Duchesne averaged 48.67 points in its three postseason games, the seventh most in a playoff series of at least three games. It's the most since Logan averaged 50.25 ppg in 2005. Duchesne's winning margin of 37.0 ppg in the playoffs is the eighth highest and most since Bear River whacked its opponents by 39.0 ppg in 2004.

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