Plainsmen football season stats compiled

This year’s Perkins County Plainsmen football team finished with eight wins against just three losses. And for the first time in three years, they advanced past the second round of the D1 eight-man playoffs. 

Statistically, the Plainsmen dominated their opponents in every category except one. 

The Plainsmen accumulated a total of 4,567 yards on offense this season. Of those, 3,542 yards came on the ground. 

Over the 11-game season, Perkins County averaged 322 yards on the ground and 93 yards in the air. 

Of their 67 touchdowns, 55 came on the ground. Their opponents edged the Plainsmen slightly in this category with 14 touchdown passes. 

The Plainsmen converted 50 percent of their third-down conversions and 49 percent of their fourth-down conversions. 

They collected 23 turnovers from opponents while giving up the ball just 19 times. 

Charles Johnson and Domonic Wendell both finished with 1,000-yard rushing seasons. 

Johnson tallied 1,201 yards on 151 carries for a 7.95-yard average per carry. Wendell collected 1,043 yards on 186 carries for a 5.61-yard average.

Alex Patrick finished just 46 yards shy of the 1,000-yard mark. 

At quarterback, Johnson completed 68 of 153 passes for a 44 percent completion rate and 1,018 yards. 

Michael Beck finished as the top receiver with 311 yards on 17 catches for a 28-yard average per catch. 

Defensively, Johnson led the team with 111 total tackles, including 53 solos. 

Wendell and Jack Kennicutt followed closely behind. Wendell made 98 tackles of which 39 were solos. Kennicutt finished with 92 tackles including 28 solos. 

Statistics for nine different areas accompany this story, along with the scores for each of the Plainsmen’s 11 games. 

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