Football 3A state semifinal

Football 3A state semifinal (November 30, 2011)

In this week's edition of the Howard County Times I previewed the upcoming Aberdeen-River Hill 3A state semifinal football game, Friday at 7 p.m. at River Hill. In that story I got into some of the background behind the game, but on Tuesday I got a chance to talk to each coach and get detailed statistics from each team. So here's a point-by-point look at each 3A state semifinalist, including way more info than you probably care to know:

Leading rushers
Ab: Austin Bonsall, 102 rushes, 702 yards (6.9 per carry, long of 45), 8 TDs
RH: Aaron Wells, 167-1066 (6.4, 60), 18 TDs; Evan Griffin, 60-509 (8.5, 55), 6 TDs

Leading receivers
Ab: Christian Carpenter, 64 catches, 1112 yards (17.4 per catch, long of 75), 14 TDs; Chavez Cheatham, 32-701 (21.9 per catch, 82 long), 10 TDs; Bonsall, 18-345 (19.2 per catch, 56 long), 2 TDs
RH: Randall Lawson, 6-109 (18.2 per catch, 50 long), 2 TDs; Wells, 6-77 (12.8 per catch, 18 long), 0 TD

Leading passers
Ab: Kenny Faulcon, 129 completions, 189 attempts (68.3 percent), 2319 yards, 26 TDs, 8 INTs
RH: Raamah Vaughn, 24/44 (54.5), 493 yards, 6 TDs, 3 INTs

Leading kickoff returners
Ab: Bonsall, long of 82, 2 TDs
RH: Griffin, 12, 323 yards (26.9 per return), long of 79, 1 TD

Leading punt returners
Ab: Bonsall, long of 60, 2 TDs
RH: Griffin, 10, 148 yards (14.8 per return), long of 40, 0 TD

Leading place kickers
Ab: NA
RH: Davis Grove, 2/3 FGs, long of 25, 42 XPs

Leading punters
Ab: NA
RH: Griffin, 24, 818 yards (34.1 per punt), long of 58

Leading tacklers
Ab: Carpenter, 128 (86 solo, 42 assisted); Brenton Barnes, 109 (62, 47); Dante Warfield, 65 (40, 25)
RH: Riley Davis, 114 (54, 60); Emmett Brew, 105 (58, 47); Jason Johnson, 84 (44, 40); Ryan Higgins, 82 (50, 32)

Sacks
Ab: Quintel Kelly, 8; Nicholas Brown, 3
RH: Higgins, 10; Alec Rau, 8.5; Brew, 5.5

Interceptions
Ab: Carpenter, 6; Cheatham, 5
RH: Lawson, 7 (2 TDs); Justin Arn, 3

Roster size
Ab: 39 (14 seniors, 15 juniors, 9 sophomores, 1 freshman: WR/DB Kion Gibson)
RH: 34 (18 seniors, 15 juniors, 1 sophomore: G/NG Logan Kirby)

Average height
Ab: 5'10.7" (Tallest: 6'4" senior OL/DL Devin Kossakowski. Shortest: 5'7" junior FB/LB Steven Turner)