State Leaderboard Update: 11 locals make the cut

The official state leaderboard by Georgia HS Football Daily (SUBSCRIBE HERE) is first published after Week Three. Today marked the sixth 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. That went to 10 in the fifth edition, and this time the group is comprised of 11 on the list. Rabun, Stephens, Towns, and White all have 2 apiece. Commerce, Dawson, and Jefferson each have one. The highest-ranking individuals are Rabun’s Jaden Gibson (1st in receiving), Rabun’s Gunner Stockton (2nd in passing), Dawson County’s Bailey Dameron (4th in receiving), Stephens’ Cam Lacy (5th in receiving). Those who lead their respective classifications include Oakes (1A Public, rushing), Stockton (2A, passing), Gibson (2A, receiving), and Dameron (3A, receiving).

Rushing Leaders (minimum 700 yds)

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

11th – 1,066 – Kyle Oakes – Towns County (Season High: 2nd) (Class 1A Public Leader)
51st – 753 – Sammy Brown – Jefferson (Season High: 41st)
55th – 741 – Silas Mulligan – White County (Season High: 12th)
59th – 719 – Jaiden Daniels – Commerce (Season High: 59th)

Close (300+yds): Tyson Everett (Stephens Co; 656 yds; SEASON HIGH – 46th); Gunner Stockton (Rabun Co; 507 yds); Simarcus Burney (Habersham Central; 453 yds); Lang Windham (Rabun Co; 386 yds); Dreylan Martin (Commerce; 459 yds); Malaki Starks (Jefferson; 303 yds)

Passing Leaders (minimum 1,175 yds)

State Leader – Aaron Philo – Prince Avenue Christian – 2,282 yds

2nd – 2,207 – Gunner Stockton – Rabun County (Season High: 2nd) (Class 2A Leader)
48th – 1,258 – Ben Stowe – Stephens County (Season High: 22nd)

Close (650+yds): Logan Helcher (Union Co; 1,132; SEASON HIGH: 50th); Zach Holtzclaw (Dawson Co; 1,107 yds; SEASON HIGH: 32nd); Connor Chastain (Towns Co; 971 yds); Tripp Nix (White Co; 892 yds); Carson Parker (Habersham Central; 809 yds); Cooper Scott (Lumpkin Co; 672 yds)

Receiving Leaders (minimum 450 yds)

State Leader – Jaden Gibson – Rabun County – 966 yds

1st – 966 – Jaden Gibson – Rabun County (Season High: 1st) (Class 2A Leader) (overall State Leader)
4th – 740 – Bailey Dameron – Dawson County (Season High: 4th) (Class 3A leader)
5th – 734 – Cam’ron Lacy – Stephens County (Season High: 3rd ) (former Class 3A Leader)
22nd – 583 – Darius Cannon – White County (Season High: 22nd)
30th – 549 – Collin Crowder – Towns County (Season High: 18th)

Close (275+yds): Ethan Clark (Rabun Co; 424 yds; SEASON HIGH: 54th); Griff Young (Union Co; 404 yds); Zeke Whittington (Habersham Central; 370 yds); Corey Richie (Stephens Co; 342 yds); Caleb Wade (Habersham Central; 336 yds); Baxley O’Brien (Rabun Co; 312 yds); Keyton Chitwood (Union Co; 275 yds);

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