State Leaderboard: Nearly a dozen locals make the list

Entering Week Six, the official state leaderboard by the AJC and Georgia High School Football Daily (GHSFD) published the third edition of state leaders. In those, 11 local players (last week featured 9, and the previous week 8) made the cut. Rabun County, Stephens County, Union County, and Jefferson all have two apiece on the leaderboard, while Commerce, Habersham Central, and Banks County are also represented. The top-ranked is Jaden Gibson (Rabun), who leads the entire state in receiving yards with an 80-yd cushion.

RUSHING LEADERS (min 500 yds)

STATE LEADER – Cam Vaughn – Temple – 953 yds

  • Andrew Shockley (Banks County) – 775 yds (12th; high of 9th)
  • Jaiden Daniels (Commerce) – 547 yds (51st; high of 31st)
  • Sammy Brown (Jefferson) – 544 yds (52nd; high of 16th)

CLOSE (250+): Javin Gordon (Stephens County) – 479 yds; Mason Sullens (Lumpkin County; high of 59th) – 427 yds; Blayden Rader (Union County) – 425 yds; Seth Gillis (Towns County) – 357 yds; Lang Windham (Rabun County) – 339 yds; Tripp Nix (White County) – 328 yds; Jacari Huff (Commerce) – 298 yds; Blandon Grizzle (Habersham Central) – 261 yds; Aaron Scott (Banks County) – 255 yds

PASSING LEADERS (min 700 yds)

STATE LEADER – Tate Morris – McIntosh – 1,565 yds

  • Keegan Stover (Rabun County) – 1,249 yds (8th; high of 2nd; was Class 1A DI leader)
  • Caiden Tanner (Union County) – 974 yds (26th; high of 23rd)
  • Ben Stowe (Stephens County) 707 yds (70th; high of 70th)

CLOSE (400+): Max Aldridge (Jefferson) – 556 yds; Cooper Scott (Lumpkin County) – 545 yds; Connor Chastain (Towns County) – 488 yds; Tripp Nix (White County) – 455 yd; Cooper Smith (Habersham Central) – 431 yds

RECEIVING LEADERS (min 325 yds)

STATE LEADER – Jaden Gibson – Rabun County – 661 yds

  • Jaden Gibson (Rabun County) – 661 yds (1st; high of 1st; current Class 1A-DI & overall state leader)
  • Eljiah Dewitt (Jefferson) – 427 yds (22nd; high of 9th)
  • Zeke Whittington (Habersham Central) – 399 yds (27th; high of 27th)
  • Cam Lacy (Stephens County) – 358 yds (44th; high of 44th)
  • Jensen Goble (Union County) – 347 yds (50th; high of 50th)

CLOSE (200+): Dom LeBlanc (Dawson County) – 271 yds (high of 46th); Noah Legault (Rabun County) – 250 yds; Griff Young (Union County) – 222 yds

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