State Leaderboard Update: 8 make the list, including Gibson at number one

The official state leaderboard by Georgia HS Football Daily (SUBSCRIBE HERE) is first published after Week Three. Today marked the third leaderboard. The initial and second edition featured 10 local players each time, and this time it includes 8. Stephens County, Rabun County, and Towns County lead the way with 2 each, followed by Dawson and White with both one on the list. The highest-ranking individuals are Rabun’s Jaden Gibson (1st in receiving in all classifications) and Gunner Stockton (4th in passing), Towns County’s Kyle Oakes (5th in rushing), and Stephens County’s Cam Lacy (6th in receiving). While Gibson leads the state overall in receiving, he and Oakes, Stockton, and Lacy all lead their respective classifications.

Rushing Leaders (minimum 450 yds)

State Leader – Simeon Askew – Houston County – 961 yds

5th – 726 – Kyle Oakes – Towns County (Season High: 5th) (Class 1A Public Leader)
28th – 531 – Silas Mulligan – White County (Season High: 12th)

Close (175+yds): Tyson Everett (Stephens Co; 443 yds; SEASON HIGH – 46th); Sammy Brown (Jefferson; 415 yds; SEASON HIGH – 41st); Simarcus Burney (Habersham Central; 376 yds); Gunner Stockton (Rabun Co; 313 yds); Carson Parker (Habersham Central; 271 yds); Dreylan Martin (Commerce; 202 yds); Malaki Starks (Jefferson; 199 yds); Lang Windham (Rabun Co; 192 yds); Ben Stowe (Stephens Co; 182 yds)

Passing Leaders (minimum 700 yds)

State Leader – Aaron Philo – Prince Avenue Christian – 1,728 yds

4th – 1,278 – Gunner Stockton – Rabun County (Season High: 4th) (Class 2A Leader)
22nd – 960 – Ben Stowe – Stephens County (Season High: 22nd)

Close (200+yds): Zach Holtzclaw (Dawson Co; 679 yds; SEASON HIGH – 32nd); Logan Helcher (Union Co; 519 yds; SEASON HIGH-50th); Connor Chastain (Towns Co; 610 yds); Carson Parker (Habersham Central; 390 yds); Tripp Nix (White Co; 237 yds)

Receiving Leaders (minimum 300 yds)

State Leader – Jaden Gibson – Rabun County – 605 yds

1st – 605 – Jaden Gibson – Rabun County (Season High: 1st) (Class 2A Leader & State Leader)
6th – 524 – Cam’ron Lacy – Stephens County (Season High: 6th) (Class 3A Leader)
13th – 447 – Bailey Dameron – Dawson County (Season High: 6th & former Class 3A leader)
35th – 344 – Collin Crowder – Towns County (Season High: 18th)

Close (150+yds): Corey Richie (Stephens Co; 264 yds); Griff Young (Union Co; 179 yds); Zeke Whittington (Habersham Central; 176 yds); Bryson Cronic (White Co; 163 yds); Darius Cannon (White Co; 157 yds)

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