Akron-Westfield 2021 football season recap

Friday, November 26, 2021
(Photo Courtesy of Squier Designs) Members of the team included (not in order): Laytin Koch, Tatum Wilken, Jacob Myers, Connor Wendel, Tayte Colt, Jordan Rabey, Derek Vanderlinden, Landyn Vossberg, Alex Enriquez, Cael Morrow, Cade Walkingstick, Jack Terpstra, Jack Schoenfelder, Carter Wilken, Tyson Fairbanks, Alex Bernard, Kyle Hebert, Tyler Wetrosky, Daynen McKee, Lane Kenny, Michael Swancutt, Hayden Wahlberg, Ian Blowe, Parker Britton, Ashton Eden, Dallas Wagner, Michael Varns, Michael Brown, Campbell Anderson, Patrick Gutierrez, Landon Schuknecht, Lane Hemmelrick, Jacob Hankins, Greg Fairbanks, Haden McMahon, Evan Studley, Sam Philips, Kasey Nielsen, Tanner Staffon, Jonathan Watkins, Cooper Jacobson, Dustin Bishop, Garrett Rush, Bryce Stowe, Kaden Joy, Luke Meinen, Cael Moffatt, Carson James, Hunter Welch, Thomas Lane, Brody Knapp, Brock Hansen, Sam Miller, Jackson Marnach and CJ Blake. The team was led by Head Coach Eric Walkingstick, assistant coaches Kent Johnson, Devon Myers, Nick Jacobs and Chad Wendell and volunteer coaches Ryan Bergman, Brent James, Jeff Wolthuizen and Josh Armstrong.

The Akron-Westfield football team finished with a 4-5 overall record in 2021 and 3-3 record in district play.

Team statistics

Total yards3,232
Passing yards 1,961
Pass completions-attempts 185-314
Passing TDs/INTs10/8
Rushing yards 1,271
Rushing TDs 19

Individual statistics

Passing (comp-att, yards, td, int)

Cade Walkingstick

181-309, 1,923 yards, 9 TDs, 8 INTs

Rushing (Attempts, Yards, TDs)

Ian Blowe

146 carries, 825 yards, 9 TDs

Cade Walkingstick

61 carries, 251 yards, 9 TDs

Derek Vanderlinden

29 carries, 149 yards, 1 TD

Receiving (Catches, Yards, TDs)

Lane Kenny

53 catches, 683 yards, 6 TDs

Jack Terpstra

39 catches, 367 yards, 1 TD

Tyson Fairbanks

37 catches, 405 yards, 2 TDs

Derek Vanderlinden

24 catches, 221 yards, 1 TD

Michael Swancutt

11 catches, 126 yards

Tackles (Total)

Ian Blowe 51.5
Haden McMahon 45.5
Michael Varns45
Lane Kenny36.5
Landon Vossberg 29
Sam Philips25.5
Cale Moffatt 23

Tackles for Loss

Michael Varns8.5
Haden McMahon7
Ian Blowe5.5
Sam Philips 5

Fumble Recoveries

Jonathan Watkins2
5 with1

Interceptions

Jack Terpstra5
Laytin Koch3
Landon Vossberg2

Kicking (PAT Success/Attempt)

Jacob Meyers13/16

Punting

Michael Varns

32 punts, 1,079 yards, (33.7 yards/punt)

Kickoff Returns

Tatum Wilken

19 returns, 321 yards

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