State Leaderboard Update: 9 locals make the cut; Stockton, Gibson lead the state

The official state leaderboard by Georgia HS Football Daily (SUBSCRIBE HERE) is first published after Week Three. Today marked the seventh leaderboard. The most local players to make the list was 12 in the fourth edition of the leaderboard. This week, 9 players are featured on the board.

Rabun and Dawson have 2 apiece, while Commerce, Stephens, Towns, Union, and White all have one apiece. The highest-ranking individuals are Rabun’s Gunner Stockton (1st in passing) and Jaden Gibson, 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 775 yds)

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

14th – 1,066 – Kyle Oakes – Towns County (Season High: 2nd) (former Class 1A Public Leader)
44th – 857 – Jaiden Daniels – Commerce (Season High: 44th)

Close (450+yds): Sammy Brown (Jefferson; 753 yds; SEASON HIGH – 41st); Silas Mulligan (White Co; 741 yds; SEASON HIGH – 12th); Tyson Everett (Stephens Co; 656 yds; SEASON HIGH – 46th); Gunner Stockton (Rabun Co; 533 yds); Simarcus Burney (Habersham Central; 498 yds); Lang Windham (Rabun Co; 463 yds); Dreylan Martin (Commerce; 459 yds)

Passing Leaders (minimum 1,300 yds)

State Leader – Gunner Stockton – Rabun County – 2,661 yds

1st – 2,661 – Gunner Stockton – Rabun County (Season High: 1st) (Class 2A Leader) (overall State Leader)
39th – 1,480 – Logan Helcher – Union County (Season High: 39th)
53rd – 1,326 – Zach Holtzclaw – Dawson County (Season High: 32nd)

Close (700+yds): Ben Stowe (Stephens Co; 1,258; SEASON HIGH: 22nd); Connor Chastain (Towns Co; 971 yds); Tripp Nix (White Co; 892 yds); Carson Parker (Habersham Central; 916 yds); Cooper Scott (Lumpkin Co; 718 yds)

Receiving Leaders (minimum 550 yds)

State Leader – Jaden Gibson – Rabun County – 1,202 yds

1st – 1,202 – Jaden Gibson – Rabun County (Season High: 1st) (Class 2A Leader) (overall State Leader)
3rd – 888 – Bailey Dameron – Dawson County (Season High: 3rd) (Class 3A leader)
11th – 734 – Cam’ron Lacy – Stephens County (Season High: 3rd ) (former Class 3A Leader)
39th – 583 – Darius Cannon – White County (Season High: 22nd)

Close (300+yds): Collin Crowder (Towns Co; 549 yds; SEASON HIGH: 18th); Griff Young (Union Co; 493 yds); Ethan Clark (Rabun Co; 484 yds; SEASON HIGH: 54th); Lang Windham (Rabun Co; 381 yds); Zeke Whittington (Habersham Central; 376 yds); Caleb Wade (Habersham Central; 374 yds); Baxley O’Brien (Rabun Co; 350 yds); Corey Richie (Stephens Co; 342 yds); Keyton Chitwood (Union Co; 317 yds)

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