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Paynesville Press - November 30, 2005

Hansen, Paul named All Conference

By Michael Jacobson

Senior quarterback Jamie Paul and junior halfback Matt Hansen were named All Conference in the West Central Conference South this fall in football for the Bulldogs. These awards were announced at the fall athletic banquet on Sunday, Nov. 20.

jamie Both Paul and Hansen were also named to the All Section team.

Juniors Alex Naujokas and Sam Bayer earned honorable mention honors in the WCC South.

Senior quarterback Jamie Paul threw for 679 yards in 2005, the most by a Bulldog quarterback in a decade, and finished his career among the school's all-time leader.

The Bulldogs this fall finished their season 1-8, including 1-5 in the WCC South, with their lone win coming at home against Morris 22-15 in September. The junior varsity, which had to cancel three games due to low numbers after injuries, finished 2-2, and the ninth grade team finished 6-2.

A three-year starter, Hansen was second on the team with 277 rushing yards and second on the team with 122 receiving yards and led the team with 312 yards on kickoff returns.

Also a defensive back, he had one interception for the Dogs.

Paul, a three-year starter at quarterback, completed 66 of 133 passes this fall (49.6 percent) for 679 yards. Paul had the most passing yards by a Bulldog quarterback this season since Kent Spaulding threw for 746 yards in 1991.

matt running Paul also rushed for 158 yards and two touchdowns and played defensive back, leading the team with two interceptions.

Junior halfback/defensive back Matt Hansen, a three-year starter, was second on the team in rushing and receiving in earning All Conference honors.

For his career (2003-05), Paul finished third in total passing yards (1,713 yards) behind school-record holder Jay Vagle (1,853 from 1982-84) and John Loomis (1,714 from 1975-78) and second in total completions (146) behind Vagle (161).

School football records date back to 1967. Since then, seven players have more than 1,000 career passing yards: Vagle, 1,853; Loomis, 1,714; Paul, 1,713; Gene Erickson (1967-69), 1,502; David Hemmesch (1994-97), 1,479; Ron Fuchs (1986-87), 1,369; and Pat Thompson (1972-74), 1,270.

Paul also came close to breaking Vagle's single-game completion mark of 17. Against Benson this fall, Paul completed 15 passes.

In that game, Naujokas caught ten passes to break the school record of nine, previously set by Dean Stanger, also against Benson, in 1983.

Naujokas finished the season leading the team with 27 receptions for 346 yards.

Bayer, a leading tackler on the team and also its center, earned honorable mention honors along with Naujokas in the WCC South. Bayer led the Dogs by averaging 41.9 yards per kickoff and also scored a touchdown on a fumble return against St. Peter.

This was the Dogs' first season under coach Ted Nett.

Opponents--119 85 5351-- 308
Paynesville--12 16 1436 -- 78

Individual Statistics
Rushing (attempts-yards-AVG-TDs): Randy Leyendecker 82-299-3.6-1; Matt Hansen 55-277-5.0-1; Jamie Paul 39-158-4.0-2; Aaron Bachman 41-140-3.4-1; Brett Savelkoul 14-72-5.1-0; Aaron Burris 15-43-3.0-1; Alex Naujokas 26-40-1.5-0; Keegan Meagher 5-27-5.4-1; Kevin Kline 10-22-2.2-0; Greg Price 13-15-1.2-0; Jeff Albright 3-5-1.7-0; David Christiansen 4-1-0.3-0;

Passing (completions-attempts-yards-TDs-INTs): Paul 66-133-679-2-6; Kline 2-3-39-1-1; Ted Hoffman 0-1-0-0;

Receiving (receptions-yards-TDs): Naujokas 27-346-0; Hansen 15-122-1; Alex Svejkovsky 7-101-1; Burris 7-74-0; Leyendecker 8-18-0; Sean Glenz 1-13-0; Paul 1-9-0; Bachman 1-6-0; Savelkoul 1-(-1)-0;

Scoring (TDs-PAT(2)-Total Points): Hansen 2-1-14; Paul 2-1-14; Leyendecker 1-2-10; Svejkovsky 1-2-10; Bachman 1-0-6; Sam Bayer 1-0-6; Burris 1-0-6; Kline1-0-6; Meagher 1-0-6;

Interceptions-Return Yards: Paul 2-25; Kline 1-30 (TD); Hansen 1-1;

Punting (attempts-yards-AVG): Kline 21-686-32.6; Burris 10-311-31.1; Isaac Jones 4-122-30.5;

Punt Returns (attempts-yards-AVG): Naujokas 2-34-17.0; Leyendecker 2-8-4.0; Savelkoul 2-7-3.5;

Kicking (attempts-yards-AVG): Bayer 12-503-41.9; Burris 6-186-31.0; Christiansen 1-37-37.0; Kline 1-30-30.0;

Kickoff Returns (attempts-yards-AVG): Hansen 15-312-20.8; Savelkoul 9-102-11.3; Naujokas 8-94-11.8; Leyendecker 4-47-11.9; Bayer 3-41-13.9; Bachman 3-37-12.3; Albright 1-8-8.0; Burris 1-5-5.0.

Team Statistics
Pay Opp
Rushes-Yards310-1,023 379-2,003
Passes-Yards141-729 119-1,186
Total offense451-1,752 498-3,198
Total first downs82 125
Penalties39-268 43-267
Touchdowns11 45
Extra Points
PAT (1)0 27
PAT (2)6 2
Field Goals0 1
Safety0 2
Total Scoring78 308

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