State Leaderboard Update: 10 featured, Gibson again leads state in receiving

The official state leaderboard by Georgia HS Football Daily (SUBSCRIBE HERE) is first published after Week Three. Today marked the fourth leaderboard. The initial and second edition featured 10 local players each time, while 8 comprised the third edition and a season-high 12 the fourth time through. This time around, 10 made the cut. Rabun, Stephens, Towns, and White all led the way with 2 each, while Jefferson and Dawson both have one. The highest-ranking individuals are Rabun’s Jaden Gibson (1st in receiving), Rabun’s Gunner Stockton (2nd in passing), Stephens’ Cam Lacy (3rd in receiving), and Towns’ Kyle Oakes (6th in rushing). Those who lead their respective classifications include Oakes (1A Public, rushing), Stockton (2A, passing), Gibson (2A, receiving), and Lacy (3A, receiving).

Rushing Leaders (minimum 600 yds)

State Leader – Simeon Askew – Houston County – 1,449 yds

6th – 994 – Kyle Oakes – Towns County (Season High: 2nd) (Class 1A Public Leader)
41st – 710 – Sammy Brown – Jefferson (Season High: 41st)
55th – 656 – Silas Mulligan – White County (Season High: 12th)

Close (300+yds): Tyson Everett (Stephens Co; 519 yds; SEASON HIGH – 46th); Jaiden Daniels (Commerce; 518 yds); Gunner Stockton (Rabun Co; 456 yds); Simarcus Burney (Habersham Central; 453 yds); Lang Windham (Rabun Co; 336 yds); Dreylan Martin (Commerce; 316 yds); Malaki Starks (Jefferson; 303 yds)

Passing Leaders (minimum 1,000 yds)

State Leader – Aaron Philo – Prince Avenue Christian – 1,904 yds

2nd – 1,879 – Gunner Stockton – Rabun County (Season High: 2nd) (Class 2A Leader)
28th – 1,201 – Ben Stowe – Stephens County (Season High: 22nd)

Close (500+yds): Logan Helcher (Union Co; 936; SEASON HIGH: 50th); Zach Holtzclaw (Dawson Co; 895 yds; SEASON HIGH: 32nd); Connor Chastain (Towns Co; 844 yds); Tripp Nix (White Co; 750 yds); Carson Parker (Habersham Central; 593 yds); Cooper Scott (Lumpkin Co; 573 yds)

Receiving Leaders (minimum 400 yds)

State Leader – Jaden Gibson – Rabun County – 829 yds

1st – 829 – Jaden Gibson – Rabun County (Season High: 1st) (Class 2A Leader) (overall State Leader)
3rd – 692 – Cam’ron Lacy – Stephens County (Season High: 3rd ) (Class 3A Leader)
11th – 606 – Bailey Dameron – Dawson County (Season High: 4th) (former Class 3A leader)
19th – 519 – Collin Crowder – Towns County (Season High: 18th)
23rd – 508 – Darius Cannon – White County (Season High: 23rd)

Close (225+yds): Ethan Clark (Rabun Co; 375 yds; SEASON HIGH: 54th); Zeke Whittington (Habersham Central; 298 yds); Corey Richie (Stephens Co; 327 yds); Griff Young (Union Co; 313 yds); Keyton Chitwood (Union Co; 275 yds); Baxley O’Brien (Rabun Co; 229 yds); Caleb Wade (Habersham Central; 226 yds)

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