2022 Year in Review

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2022 Year in Review

Post by Sykotyk » January 20th, 2023, 11:26 am

Finished my yearly recap of games.


101 games in 16 states.

2022 Year In Review

After the last two years, it’s hard to say that a season was unusual. 2020 had so many twists and turns. Including spring games until June in New York City. Last year, there was some turbulence with scheduling. And I hurt my back after my trip to Arizona and things went downhill as the season went on.

This year, I was mostly healthy. Though getting older is not without its pitfalls. And things seemed to go on as planned. But my entire year had been affected by things including the economy and personal matters. I usually have a rather open personal life in the fall for football. And just work a bit more in the first eight months of the year. 2022 wasn’t that year.

I had done very well through April and then things fell apart. I had a trip with my daughter planned to Michigan. And then two more trips with her in the summer to Albuquerque as well as Duluth and Grand Forks. So, as the season was heading to a close I had a weekend planned for Oklahoma that fell through. And when it did, the issues cascaded through my Week 15 and Week 17 plans. I gave up going to Texas as the cost for the trip was spiraling. And not just for the trip. But work was calling. And a week in Florida wasn’t bad. But it was going to skip the Texas finals for the first time in over a decade.

Overall, my plans mostly carried through. My midseason work took me back to New Mexico and the Dakotas. Two areas I feel quite at home at. My preseason plans for a two-week trip to Iowa and Minnesota went well. Though financially questionable. That time and finances could’ve contributed to Oklahoma and Texas trips. But mostly it was pre-football travel that contributed to my convoluted finish to the 2022 season. Though, in the end, it was all worthwhile.

In games I’ve attended, there were 5,098 points scored, for an average of 50.48 points per game (a 0.35/game decrease from last year). The cumulative score was 3667-1431, for an average score of 36.31-14.17. Compared to 36.83-14.00 last year. The most points I saw were Elida’s 81 in their 81-29 win over Animas in Elida, New Mexico. For 11-man, the most was 63, scored by Centerville (IN) against Union City at Ball State’s Scheumann Stadium in Muncie, Indiana.

For these season, here are some statistics.

States I watched games in:

15 – Pennsylvania
14 – Minnesota
13 – Iowa
11 – New Jersey
9 – Georgia
9 – North Dakota
6 – Ohio
5 – Indiana
4 – New Mexico
4 – South Dakota
3 – New York
2 – Texas
2 – West Virginia
2 – Florida
1 – Arizona
1 – Kansas

Championship Games by State:

6 – Pennsylvania
2 – West Virginia
2 – Florida
1 – Ohio

States of Teams I’ve Seen:

41 – Minnesota
30 – Pennsylvania
26 – Iowa
19 – New Jersey
18 – Georgia
10 – Iowa
10 – Ohio
8 – New Mexico
8 – South Dakota
5 – New York
5 – West Virginia
4 – Florida
4 – Texas
2 – Arizona
2 – Kansas
2 – North Dakota

Teams I’ve seen multiple times:

2 – Girard (PA)
2 – Clymer/Sherman/Panama (NY)
2 – Fertile-Beltrami (MN)
2 – Glyndon Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton (MN)
2 – Barnesville (MN)
2 – New Castle Union (PA)
2 – Aliquippa (PA)
2 – Belle Vernon (PA)

Most points (one team):

81 – Elida (NM) v. Animas (10/22, 81-29, F/4th 7:17) (6-man)
76 – Abilene Christian (TX) v. Lubbock Kingdom Prep (9/17, 76-54) (6-man)
63 – Centerville (IN) v. Union City (10/8, 63-8)
61 – Fountain City Northeastern (IN) v. Knightstown (10/8, 61-6)
56 – Barnesville (MN) v. Crookston (11/4, 56-3)

Fewest points (one team):

0 – 8x total
3 – Clymer/Sherman/Panama (NY) v. Portville (10/1, 9-3)
3 – Crookston (MN) v. Barnesville (11/4, 56-3)
3 – Parkersburg South (WV) v. Huntington (12/3, 28-3) [Championship]

Most points (combined):

130 – Abilene Christian (76) v. Lubbock Kingdom Prep (54) (9/17, Lubbock, TX) (6-man)
110 – Elida (81) v. Animas (29) (10/22, Elida, NM) (6-man)
85 – Hoschton Mill Creek (44) v. Marietta Walton (41) (8/20, Atlanta, GA)
84 – Harlan (49) v. Adel A-D-M (35) (11/12, Cedar Falls, IA)
84 – Springfield (54) v. Deer River (30) (11/19, Minneapolis, MN)

Fewest points (combined):

12 – Portville (9) v. Clymer/Sherman/Panama (3) (10/1, Panama, NY)
13 – Glyndon Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton (7) v. East Grand Forks (6) (11/3, Fargo, ND)
13 – Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (7) v. Upsala/Swanville (6) (11/4, Fargo, ND)
17 – Belle Vernon (9) v. Philadelphia Neumann-Goretti (8) (12/10, Mechanicsburg, PA) [Championship]
20 – Mount Vernon (14) v. Humboldt (6) (11/12, Cedar Falls, IA)

Biggest Blowouts:

55 – Centerville (63) v. Union City (8) (10/8, Muncie, IN)
55 – Fountain City Northeastern (61) v. Knightstown (6) (10/8, Muncie, IN)
55 – Warner (55) v. Mellette Northwestern (0) (F/3rd, 7:11) (10/14, Mellette, SD) (9-man)
53 – Jal (53) v. Clovis (0) (F/3rd 1:26) (9/15, Jal, NM)
53 – Barnesville (56) v. Crookston (3) (11/4, Fargo, ND)

Closest Games (by total score):

1 – (28-27) Erie Mercyhurst Prep v. Erie Seneca (9/10, Erie, PA)
1 – (28-27) Minneota v. Harmony Fillmore Central (11/19, Minneapolis, MN)
1 – (22-21) West Des Moines Valley v. West Des Moines Dowling Catholic (11/11, Cedar Falls, IA)
1 – (17-16) Inver Grove Heights Simley v. Cold Spring Rocori (11/17, Minneapolis, MN)
1 – (9-8) Belle Vernon v. Philadelphia Neumann-Goretti (12/10, Mechanicsburg, PA)
1 – (7-6) Glyndon Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton v. East Grand Forks (11/3, Fargo, ND)
1 – (7-6) Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg v. Upsala/Swanville (11/4, Fargo, ND)

Overtime games:

9/10 – Erie Mercyhurst Prep (28) v. Erie Seneca (27), Erie, PA
12/17 – Miami Columbus (16) v. Apopka (13), Fort Lauderdale, FL [Championship]

Most Memorabe Games:

20220820 HSF Hoschton Mill Creek (GA) 44, Marietta Walton (GA) 41, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
20220909 HSF Warren 50, Girard (PA) 28, Mike Shine Field, Youngsville, PA
20220910 HSF ERIE MERCYHURST PREP 28, Erie Seneca 27 (OT), Saxon Stadium, Erie, PA
20221001 HSF Portville (NY) 9, Clymer/Sherman/Panama (NY) 3, Jack Keeney Community Field, Panama, NY
20221022 HSF6 ELIDA (NM) 81, Animas (NM) 29 (F/4th 7:17), Acosta Field, Elida, NM
20221103 HSF Glyndon Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton (MN) 7, East Grand Forks (MN) 6, Fargodome, Fargo, ND*
20221111 HSF West Des Moines Valley (IA) 22, West Des Moines Dowling Catholic (IA) 21, UNI-Dome, Cedar Falls, IA*
20221119 HSF Minneota (MN) 28, Harmony Fillmore Central (MN) 27, US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN*
20221210 HSF Belle Vernon 9, Philadelphia Neumann-Goretti 8, Chapman Field, Mechanicsburg, PA** (3A)
20221217 HSF Miami Columbus (FL) 16, Apopka (FL) 13 (OT), DRV PNK Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, FL** (4M)

http://sykotyk.com/football/2023/01/18/2022-year-in-review/


I originally thought I'd stop at 99 games. But got to Florida for the two Saturday state finals at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale on the final weekend of the high school season.


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Re: 2022 Year in Review

Post by Manfred » January 20th, 2023, 12:17 pm

Congrats. I have a brother and sister in Apopka, but they have no kids in the school there.
It ain't over until it's over.

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Re: 2022 Year in Review

Post by Sykotyk » January 20th, 2023, 5:33 pm

Manfred wrote:
January 20th, 2023, 12:17 pm
Congrats. I have a brother and sister in Apopka, but they have no kids in the school there.
That's cool. I was really rooting for them to get the win. Sending it to OT was their downfall. They needed that kick in regulation to win. They weren't going to survive a ten yard defense against Columbus.

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