C&C Kennedy/Hunt/Huff Finalists

Going into the week of the Super Six, the time to win these awards is now.  Unlike prior years, the Kennedy resume has became similar to FBS’s Heisman where team performance matters just as much as personal statistics.  These are OUR opinion on who the voters should be looking at- our opinion purely from watching, covering, and observing this year of football.  Subjectively, this may not be the best players per category, but we are listing the most deserving regarding performance and statistics.

 

*players in no specific order*

 

KENNEDY

  • Connor Neal (QB) Fairmont Senior: Neal has put together one of, if not, the best passing seasons in state history.  40+ touchdowns to only three interceptions.  The Polar Bear offense has been historically amazing these playoffs.  He arguably has not been stopped once with their closest game being a 46-20 win in the season opener against a playoff hosting Robert C. Byrd.  Neal will surely face the best team he will play this season in Bluefield.  Last year he went north of 300 in the state title game.  It would be hard to argue against him if he replicated that performance and got a win.

 

  • Grant Harman (QB/DB) Martinsburg: Harman has one of the best careers in state history: first team all-state as a sophomore and junior on arguably the greatest teams in state history, leader of a senior class responsible for the longest winning streak in state history, and starting in his third straight title game.  Harman has averaged nearly one touchdown per four pass attempts.  He has found ways to win consistently.  Defensively, he is also nearing the top of the list in interceptions and is widely considered the top defensive back in the state.  His performance against Spring Valley will speak volumes.

 

  • Graeson Malashevich (ATH) Spring Valley: Malashevich has become one of the most unique scorers in a long time.  On a offense flooded with talent including Spring Valley’s potential all-time leading rusher Owen Chafin, Malashevich finds ways to score in every way- Multiple return, pass, rushing, defensive, and receiving touchdowns.  An amazing note on our side is that Malashevich has been the player of the week in Southern AAA the last four weeks against Spring Mills, Huntington twice, and Capital.  He’s peaking against the best teams.  He will have his shot to win the award against Martinsburg.

 

  • Longshots – Curtis McGhee III (QB) Wheeling Central, Hunter America (RB) Doddridge County, and Kerry Martin Jr. (QB) Capital: To win this award in Single A is nearly impossible.  Many would agree that if Ross Comis of Madonna didn’t win it with his numbers, no Single A player could win unless specific circumstances.  McGhee III has the clear edge over America after 500+ yards of offense against Doddridge County while America did not appear to be the type of back that rushed for nearly 3000 yards.  However, McGhee III will definitely return for his senior season as a candidate.  Martin Jr. had his shot this past week and played well but not good enough to win nor steal it from the other two AAA finalists.  He still finishes with an amazing career and great season with tons of wins, passing yards, and rushing yards.

 

 


HUNT (STYDAHAR)

  • Doug Nester (OL) Spring Valley: Nester has been the staple of one of the best classes in state history.  He has all the check offs.  He has the size, he has been dominant on both sides, and he is also highly recruited.  There are one or two lineman in the state who could even manage Nester one on one.  He has paved the way for multiple runners including some of the most prolific runners in school history and potentially the school’s first Kennedy Award winner on top of their third state title game appearance.

 

  • Zach Frazier (OL) Fairmont Senior: Frazier is legitimate.  Not only is he big and athletic, but he is arguably the meanest out of the finalists.  Regardless of film, in person, Frazier is shoving opposing players facemasks in the ground nearly every play.  Defensively, he can single handedly take over a drive.  Add on that he has already been recruited heavily as that unspoken brownie point, and he is in the race.  If does not beat out Nester, he will be the favorite coming into 2019.

 

  • Sean Martin (DL) Bluefield: The breakout player of the year in our opinion.  On a team already with multiple watch list lineman, Martin might have the biggest impact.  He is literally bigger and longer than everyone else as well as actual speed.  He can bully lineman or scream right past them.  His sack tally has not been updated but it most likely is far past 10.  This time next year he should be the highest recruited player in the state.

 

  • Longshots – Darnell Wright (OL) Huntington, Nick Malone (OL) Morgantown, and Hunter Jones (DL) Midland Trail: Many have not been impressed with Wright’s performance this year but there is much expected criticism with being the highest recruited player in state history.  In some cases, it is harder for a legit 6’7 tackle to block nifty little backers than college backers.  Malone has also impressed this year and will finish a top five lineman, however, Morgantown’s record and early playoff exit hurt.  Jones had 19 sacks this year after 15+ in 2017- a staple in Midland Trail’s best team in decades.  However, with any other award, Single A is a longshot.

 

 


HUFF

  • RJ Barrett (LB) Martinsburg: Barrett is the epitome of standing out on a team of stars.  We knew of his special teams ability coming into this season, but he has also stepped it up on defense as well.  He is nearing 100 tackles alongside 10 sacks and a staggering five blocked kicks/punts.  He is also a devastating hitter/blocker on return teams.  Barrett is quick and well-coached with high football IQ and a knack for playmaking.

 

  • Breece Hoff (LB) Capital: Hoff finds himself in the finalist list for the Huff for the second year.  Statistically, he didn’t have as many sacks as 2017 but many teams gameplanned specifically for his presence off the edge.  He made up for it though with several blocked kicks of his own.  Hoff’s downside will come in their hard loss to Spring Valley whether or not it was his fault or not.  It might scare away voters.  Regardless, Hoff is an elite talent.

 

  • Brocton Blair (LB) Huntington: Blair’s potential is coming along nice.  He showed signs of what he could be last year, and he risen to it on multiple occasions this year.  He has been a solid runstopper and made plays almost weekly in terms of sacks, fumbles, and interceptions.  Huntington suffered some tough defensive performances which hurt his stock, but they also had some very high ones as well.

 

  • Longshots – Adam Murray (LB) Wheeling Central, JT Cooper (LB) Hurricane, and Arnold Martin (LB) Bluefield: For those saying Murray isn’t a legit talent because he’s in Single A, you’re wrong.  He has incredible numbers and is on a historically excellent defense.  This year, he has had to share some defensive love with other stars like Mangino, Robbins, and Duplaga.  Cooper had a stat-stacking season but many will argue several of Hurricane’s team defensive performance.  It will cost him whether or not it was his fault.  Martin is an unsung hero of the Bluefield defense with a top recruited lineman and defensive back taking the headlines.  He is an amazing sideline to sideline tackler and backbone of a team trying to win its second straight title.

 

2018 C&C Playoff Preview: ROUND ONE (AAA)

#16 Hurricane at #1 Martinsburg

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If any team in WV has the pedigree and history to upset the Bulldogs, it is the Redskins. Many of the football experts remember who ended South Charleston third straight State Championship bid.  Martinsburg is currently on the longest winstreak in state history with no signs of slowing down.  This has been mostly done without Dewayne Grantham too.  The Redskins, per usual, have suffered some hard and odd losses while blowing out seemingly elite teams.  The wildcard we know them to be.

Martinsburg’s Gameplan: Expect the full playbook from the Bulldogs. They will want to end this game quickly and eliminate any hope of the Redskin upset. Martinsburg will spread the Redskin defense out and get the ball in the open field much like Capital.  Hurricane has zero men that can consistently cover Jarod Bowie or Teddy Turner.   Defensively expect pure man coverage from the Bulldogs and you will see eight and nine in the box to stop Christian Hill early.  Grant Harman and Elijah Banks look to have impressive days.

Hurricane’s Gameplan: Hurricane will try and play some ground and pound early and also try to eat up clock. Martinsburg will have to be flat or give a few turnovers for this to work. Hurricane does have a very good line and will have the ability to do this, but if they end up playing from behind then plan B does not exist. Defensively, they will play soft and not give up big plays but problem is the Bulldogs have this part of their game down with Naieem Kearney capable of crunching away with big runs waiting to set a Harman/Banks deep bomb.

 

 

#15 Spring Mills at #2 Spring Valley

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This was not a good matchup for the Cardinals. Nobody on their schedule gives them the same look that Spring Valley does. The Spring Valley line is bigger than most WVIAC lines and rivals many Division One schools in size and strength. The skill set in the Timberwolves backfield is deceiving with speed and has fared quite well against teams that try to spread them out.  Expect the spread behind Keon Padmore-Johnson to move the ball in a fashion similar to Point Pleasant.

Spring Mills’ Gameplan: Use the emotions of making the playoffs and the underdog tag to get a few turnovers and jump on the Timberwolves. That will be important for the Cardinals to jump on the Wolves and get a few scores early to keep Spring Valley team behind the clock and possibly make them do something they don’t want to do. Clean and efficient drives are needed, even if they aren’t scoring drives. Eliminate Malashevich from special teams plays as well.

Spring Valley’s Gameplan:  Line up and do what you do. Spring Mills does not match up. Don’t expect anything fancy by the Wolves and eliminate turnovers, and this will be a good night. The Timberwolves are battle tested by playing brutal smash mouth teams (Huntington and Midland) and successful against spread teams (Capital). Rely on Graeson Malashevich and Owen Chafin to do what they do, and the rest will come.

 

 

#14 Morgantown at #3 Capital

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Will the real Morgantown please stand up?  Injuries marched the Mohicans into a mid-season slump. Once they got heeled up they became the team everyone thought they would be after the big win against the Big Reds. Capital is loaded in the skill positions again this year, and it runs deep into the roster. The Cougars do have some kryptonite on the line of scrimmage. That is where the game will be decided it seems.

Morgantown’s Gameplan: The Morgantown team of the last two weeks better be the one to show up Friday night. If not this one will get ugly because Capital will be jacked for the Upset Alert talk. Morgantown will spread the field and play 7 on 6 in the box because they have arguably a better line in this game. If their line shows up this game is a must-see game, and if not- warm the buses early. Defensively they have a problem with stopping the big plays deep and contain Martin at QB. If you drop back to stop the big plays he can take off and beat you by himself. Spying is hard at this level. Clean play in all three phases is needed.

Capital’s Gameplan: Nobody plays as good in the big games than Capital. The players from Capital really play up to their opponent better than anyone. With all the talk of upset alerts all over the state expect the Cougars to be jacked up Friday night. One thing is a must in that Capital will not win the turnover battle if that becomes the issue of the game. They must protect the ball and do their thing with their spread out speed.  Defensively, tighten the box and wait for playmakers to stop the drives.

 

 

#13 John Marshall at #4 Musselman

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Most years if there is an upset in AAA it comes from 4-13 or 5-12 games. This is a nice matchup for both teams. Problem here is John Marshal has no real big victory to brag about but has played in big games. Their offense has been very different and hit and miss but consistently touts RB Chas McCool.  Musselman has had some success against playoff teams and is extremely difficult to beat at home.  They have electric players but overall bigger holes than the three teams in front of them.

John Marshall’s Gameplan: Come out smoking hot and get the lead. Musselman’s defense is excellent regardless of the stats, they don’t’ mind a ground and pound game. Spread them out and find the spots and make them play from behind. Defensively, contain Hartman on the ground and hope Beard isn’t hot throwing the ball. With Wood and Frohnapfel in the secondary, they should be in the advantage in this facet.

Musselman’s Gameplan: Just do what you do. John Marshall has not shown they have a team that can come into this atmosphere and win so just don’t give it to them. Mussleman’s defense is pretty good. They are battle tested and other than against Martinsburg, they are just going to play very sound base defense, and make John Marshall do something they have shown they can’t do.  Have the ball in Tre Beard III and Blake Hartman’s hands at all costs.

 

#12 Greenbrier East at #5 Ripley

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The football gods were smiling on both these teams. They could not have asked for any better matchup other than each other. This may be the best game of the night in regards of competitiveness. Ripley has home field advantage and a much more mature team, and they will need to show that. Greenbrier East was a surprise team in the AAA field this year and must not be happy just getting here. This is an old school battle of wills in the regard of East trying to make big plays and Ripley wanting to smash it all night so whoever establishes their will owns the game.

Greenbrier East’s Gameplan: Play like you belong here- not happy to be here. Most years East is built to play smash mouth but not this year. They will bring all pages of the playbook on offense and make the Vikings play from behind. Expect the Spartans to be wider open in their approach and use a lot of plays. Defensively, the only answer East has is to bring the heat. East is a 3-4 team so slants by the front with some loop stunts by the ILB will provide a different blitz scheme than a lot of teams use and will cause the Vikings problems early potentially.

Ripley’s Gameplan: Ripley is a very physical team to play against. They will flat out smack you in the mouth regardless of the situation with RJ Evans and Josh Kay. Loaded with veterans on both sides of the ball and home field advantage they will just try to beat East up. Just keep it simple and don’t turn over the ball and do their thing. Defensively, just don’t fall in the trap of playing from behind because they are not built for that. The Vikings will bring their A game defensively to blitz and confuse a young Spartan team.

 

 

#11 Hedgesville at #6 Parkersburg South

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Hedgesville is a very dangerous team offensively. They can move the chains and have many talented skill players like Owie Ash, N’iyjere Smith, and Malakai Brown. However, they are not built for the mud and the rain. See South’s football field to see if we have mud and rain as a factor because South is built to do both ground and pound or spread it out. Hedgesville has zero big wins on their schedule. South is battle tested from all over the state and has a few big wins notched on their belt. Both teams are coming off big losses after hotstreaks.

Hedgesville’s Gameplan: The Eagles will come out blazing with a spread it and shred it approach. They will try to go as fast as they can to hurt the blitz calls of South and make them play in space. This is important to the Eagles. If they play slow and make this a game of the trenches, they will lose. South is simply better on the line than Hedgesville. However, watch the skill set of the Eagles cause headaches for the Patriots. Hedgesville will play very aggressive against the Patriots because they cannot afford to get in a dog fight. They will want to make the Patriots play on long downs.

Parkersburg South’s Gameplan: Look for South to come out aggressively on offense. After a big loss, they will want to get the bad taste out of their mouth. They will use their advantage in the trenches to wear down the Eagles via Nick Yoho and Brayden Mooney. So, expect a good mix of spread out and run and pack it in to run and make sure that the Eagles defense gets a good dose of the trench works. Defensively, it is a key to not give up big plays and after last week they will have to do a better job of doing that. The Patriots will be far more aggressive with blitzes Friday than last week. Force the QB to throw it early instead of soft coverages.

 

 

#10 Cabell Midland at #7 Huntington

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Round #2 will go to?  This will be an old school slobber knocker. Unfortunately, this is the worse matchup for both teams. Whomever wins this game may not have anyone left to play the next one. Both these teams have played a murderous schedule down the stretch. Both teams rely on massive lines and aggressive defensive play. Both teams will want this game to be a ground and pound game. This is simply an evenly matched game that will be decided on a turnover or special teams play. Problem is they both know each other so well there is zero way to trick each other.
Cabell Midland’s Gameplan: After a What the Heck Are You Doing moment early in the year, the Knights went back to doing what they do best, and that is smash you in the mouth. They will do what they do behind Ivan and Isaiah Vaughn. They have a good set of hard nose backs and an aggressive line so expect short traps, belly, power and you just have to stop it! Expect them to take shot play anytime to force Huntington on their heels. Defensively, the Knights are simply going to pin their ears back and come after the Highlanders. They will not be scared of the opponent QB Friday night so just bring the house and play on Huntington’s side of the ball.

Huntington’s Gameplan: Huntington is a lot more multiple on offense than people give them credit. They will use a few more packages than most games to try and find a few plays here and there to move the chains. They will simply ride their big line and then play action pass in key situations through Tay Blackwell. This formula is successful for the Highlanders so why change? Expect a spread package play at a vital down and distance situation to move the chains. Defensively, stop the belly and stop the trap at all cost.

 

 

#9 Parkersburg at #8 Wheeling Park

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Round #2 and some are wondering if there will be a third digit on the scoreboard. This was a track meet the first time. The Big Reds are simply a different team since Strange has come back, and they seem to have little problem moving the ball. Both teams are battle tested and has played a very impressive schedule. Neither are afraid to play anyone and dodge nobody. We don’t expect the same offensive output in this, though.

Parkersburg’s Gameplan: Parkersburg has a thee-headed monster on offensive and that will give even the best of team’s problems with Jake Johnson, Tyler Moler, and Strange. They can spread it out and throw all over the place, run all over the place, and has a QB that is peaking at the end of the year. Expect no changes to their game plan. Defense is the Big Reds achilles heel. They have a hard time stopping people. They are going to load up early to stop the consistent running and see if Dunlevy can put up over 45 points again.

Wheeling Park’s Gameplan: Park defense is an old school 34, and they don’t change to much, however, it does put their secondary in a tough spot at times. Expect a few new wrinkles, defensively. Park has nobody to match up with Strange, and they sure don’t want another track meet. Park does have a very good pass rush though. Offensively, ride Kenya Robinson and Rafael Bradley until they give Alex Dunlevy space to hit Jack Stakem.  With Strange and Kionte Peacock in the secondary- it is not very forgiving.

Kennedy Watch (Playoffs)

So we have reached playoff time and many predictions have came true while many have not.  New faces have risen, including several unexpected Kennedy Award finalists (by our judgement), heading into the postseason.  It seems as if we will have a highly controversial winner if it all plays out as assumed with the debate being between whether or not a statistically excellent Single A or Double A player should outrank the most impactful player on the best AAA teams in the state.  Here’s a look out our list of finalists who have a shot at winning the coveted award almost completely up to how they perform in the playoffs.

Hunter America (RB / Doddridge County)

Jake Bowen (RB / Bridgeport)

Jarod Bowie (WR-DB / Martinsburg)

Malakai Brown (WR / Hedgesville)

Owen Chafin (RB / Spring Valley)

Ghovan Davidson (RB / Robert C. Byrd)

Daylin Goad (QB / Mingo Central)

Jake Johnson (QB / Parkersburg)

Grant Harman (QB-DB / Martinsburg)

Blake Hartman (RB-DB / Musselman)

Drew Hatfield (WR / Mingo Central)

Kerry Martin Jr. (QB-DB / Capital)

Curtis McGhee III (QB / Wheeling Central)

Graeson Malashevich (ATH / Spring Valley)

Connor Neal (QB / Fairmont Senior)

Brenton Strange (WR-DB / Parkersburg)

Cason Payne (QB / Point Pleasant)

Ty Sturm (RB / Parkersburg Catholic)

Ivan Vaughn (RB / Cabell Midland)

WV Prep Football Stat Leaders (Week Ten)

*** = not updated

 

Passing Yards
1) 2629 – Daylin Goad (Mingo Central)
2) 2500 – Connor Neal (Fairmont Senior)
3) 2165 – Will Hackney (Sissonville)
4) 2074 – Jake Johnson (Parkersburg)
5) 2037 – Logan Holgorsen (University)
6) 1780 – Grant Wells (George Washington)***
7) 1773 – Keon Padmore-Johnson (Spring Mills)***
8) 1772 – Ranson Graham (Princeton)

 

 

Passing Touchdowns
1) 39 – Daylin Goad (Mingo Central)
2) 33 – Connor Neal (Fairmont Senior)
3) 27 – Kole Puffenberger (Pendleton County)
4) 26 – Logan Holgorsen (University)
5) 25 – Will Hackney (Sissonville)
6) 23 – Jake Johnson (Parkersburg)
6) 23 – Jacob Hartman (Petersburg)
8) 21 – Nick Chaney (Oak Glen)

 

 


 

Rushing Yards
1) 2193 – Hunter America (Doddridge County)
2) 1800 – Andrew Ritchea (Cameron)
3) 1566 – Evan Rose (PikeView)
4) 1560 – Ghovan Davidson (Robert C. Byrd)
5) 1546 – Ivan Vaughn (Cabell Midland)
6) 1415 – Caleb Richmond (Meadow Bridge)
7) 1403 – Jake Bowen (Bridgeport)
8) 1373 – Ty Sturm (Parkersburg Catholic)***

 

 

Rushing Touchdowns
1) 34 – Hunter America (Doddridge County)
2) 30 – Andrew Ritchea (Cameron)
3) 22 – Jake Bowen (Bridgeport)
3) 22 – JT Hensley (Sherman)
5) 21 – Donovan Kirby (Weir)
6) 20 – John Covert (Winfield)
6) 20 – Jacob O’Dell (Nicholas County)***
6) 20 – Evan Rose (PikeView)

 

 


Receiving Yards
1) 1152 – Evan Parow (University)
2) 1054 – Drew Hatfield (Mingo Central)
3) 899 – Malakai Brown (Hedgesville)
4) 878 – Tyce Wisnewski (Petersburg)
5) 826 – Abe Farrow (Oak Hill)
6) 791 – Mayson Miller (Sissonville)
7) 781 – Timothy Thorne (Pendleton County)
8) 744 – Brenton Strange (Parkersburg)

 

 

Receiving Touchdowns
1) 19 – Evan Parow (University)
2) 16 – Drew Hatfield (Mingo Central)
3) 14 – Abe Farrow (Oak Hill)
4) 13 – Timothy Thorne (Pendleton County)
4) 13 – Tyce Wisnewski (Petersburg)
6) 12 – Zach Taylor (Oak Glen)
7) 10 – MULTIPLE

 

 


 

Sacks
1) 11.5 – Ben Gribble (University)***
2) 10.5 – Cole Hughart (Sissonville)
3) 10.0 – Dakota Meadows (Poca)***
4) 9.5 – Hunter Jones (Midland Trail)***
4) 9.5 – Jerrad Price (Lincoln County)
6) 9.0 – Josh Jackson (Oak Hill)
7) 8.0 – Sean Martin (Bluefield)***
7) 8.0 – Nick Plumley (Man)

 

 

Tackles
1) 140 – Joel Cruickshanks (Clay County)
2) 138 – Drew Joseph (South Charleston)
3) 126 – Adam Murray (Wheeling Central)
4) 121 – Zach McClung (Greenbrier West)
5) 114 – Caleb Richmond (Meadow Bridge)
6) 112 – Hunter Williams (Independence)***
7) 109 – Austin Kelley (Doddridge County)
8) 108 – JT Cooper (Hurricane)

 

 

Interceptions
1) 8 – N’iyjere Smith (Hedgesville)
1) 8 – Noah Neely (Cameron)
3) 7 – Bronson Skeens (Poca)
3) 7 – Grant Harman (Martinsburg)
4) 6 – MULTIPLE

 

 

Fields Goals
1) 7 – Finnegan Hall (Hedgesville)
1) 7 – Timothy McCutchen (Hurricane)
3) 6 – Kaulin Parris (Bluefield)
4) 5 – Erick Bevil (Shady Spring)
5) 3 – MULTIPLE

 

 

 

Kennedy Watch Update (Week Ten)

Gathering Attention

Kerry Martin Jr. (QB) Capital

Brenton Strange (WR) Parkersburg

Will Hackney (QB) Sissonville

 

#5 Graeson Malashevich

SpringValleyTimberwolvesMalashevich was having a solid game against Point Pleasant but had to leave early due to an injury.  He is still very much in the race and only drops because of the other candidate’s great performances.  His money making season will come after their BYE week once the playoffs begin.

 

 

#4 Hunter America

DoddridgeCountyBulldogsAmerica had one of his best performances to date.  He rushed for over 300 yards against the #3 team in A.  He was handed the rock over 40 times and was the key factor in the Bulldogs coming away with the victory.  Honestly, it is a longshot for a Single A to win it but with some crazy playoff performances and a potential toppling of Wheeling Central and who knows.

 

 

#3 Daylin Goad

MingoCentralMinersGoad went off for the third week in a row with six touchdowns against Chapmanville.  His numbers are unmatched scoring-wise against the entire state and it seems as if the offense is all coming together at the perfect time.  With the realization of how good Point Pleasant and Poca (their only losses) were, the Miners seem to be legit contender for the title.

 

 

#2 Grant Harman

Harman continues to impress.  The leader of the best team in the state and had a stellar game against an undefeated Musselman team that included several offensive scores and big defensive plays including an early interception.  If Harman isn’t in your conversation for the best player in the state- we don’t know what you’re looking at.

 

 

 

#1 Connor Neal

FairmontSeniorPolarBearsNeal had a BYE week this week.  He will continue to be the frontrunner for the Kennedy.  His numbers lead the state, and he is also shockingly efficient at the same time.  Of course, what he does in the playoffs is what will truly be the tell of if he will win it.  For now, though, it is still his to lose.

WV Prep Football Stat Leaders (Week Nine)

Passing Yards

1) 2500 – Connor Neal (Fairmont Senior)

2) 2482 – Daylin Goad (Mingo Central)

3) 2071 – Will Hackney (Sissonville)

4) 1809 – Jake Johnson (Parkersburg)

5) 1780 – Grant Wells (George Washington)

6) 1773 – Keon Padmore-Johnson (Spring Mills)

7) 1764 – Logan Holgorsen (University)

8) 1653 – Ranson Graham (Princeton)

 

 

 

Passing Touchdowns

1) 34 – Daylin Goad (Mingo Central)

2) 33 – Connor Neal (Fairmont Senior)

3) 26 – Logan Holgorsen (University)

4) 25 – Will Hackney (Sissonville)

5) 22 – Kole Puffenberger (Pendleton County)

6) 21 – Jake Johnson (Parkersburg)

6) 21 – Nick Chaney (Oak Glen)

8) 19 – Owie Ash (Hedgesville)

 

 

 


Rushing Yards

1) 1883 – Hunter America (Doddridge)

2) 1546 – Ivan Vaughn (Cabell Midland)

3) 1403 – Jake Bowen (Bridgeport)

4) 1373 – Ty Sturm (Parkersburg Catholic)

5) 1353 – Andrew Ritchea (Cameron)

6) 1297 – Evan Rose (PikeView)

7) 1296 – Ghovan Davidson (Robert C. Byrd)

8) 1285 – Christian Hill (Hurricane)

 

 

 

Rushing Touchdowns

1) 32 – Hunter America (Doddridge)

2) 25 – Andrew Ritchea (Cameron)

3) 22 – Jake Bowen (Bridgeport)

3) 22 – JT Hensley (Sherman)

5) 20 – John Covert (Winfield)

5) 20 – Donovan Kirby (Weir)

5) 20 – Jacob O’Dell

8) 19 – MULTIPLE

 

 


 

Receiving Yards

1) 1109 – Evan Parow (University)

2) 1005 – Drew Hatield (Mingo Central)

3) 899 – Malakai Brown (Hedgesville)

4) 791 – Mayson Miller (Sissonville)

5) 749 – Abe Farrow (Oak Hill)

6) 700 – Devin Hatfield (Mingo Central)

7) 674 – Brenton Strange (Parkersburg)

8) 612 – Tyce Wisnewski (Petersburg)

 

 

 

Receiving Touchdowns

1) 19 – Evan Parow (University)

2) 14 – Drew Hatfield (Mingo Central)

3) 13 – Abe Farrow (Oak Hill)

4) 10 – Jake Pitman (Fairmont Senior)

4) 10 – Mayson Miller (Sissonville)

4) 10 – Timothy Thorne (Pendleton County)

4) 10 – Zach Taylor (Oak Glen)

8) 9 – MULTIPLE

 


 

Sacks 

1) 11.5 – Ben Gribble (University)

2) 10.0 – Dakota Meadows (Poca)

3) 9.5 – Hunter Jones (Midland Trail)

4) 9.0 – Cole Hugart (Sissonville)

5) 8.0 – Sean Martin (Bluefield)

5) 8.0 – Josh Jackson (Oak Hill)

5) 8.0 – Nick Plumley (Man)

8) 7.5 – MULTIPLE

 


 

Tackles 

1) 121 – Zach McClung (Greenbrier West)

2) 118 – Drew Joseph (South Charleston)

2) 118 – Adam Murray (Wheeling CC)

4) 112 – Hunter Williams (Independence)

5) 108 – JT Cooper (Hurricane)

6) 102 – Caleb Richmond (Meadow Bridge)

6) 102 – Cameron Kimble (Hurricane)

8) 97 – Austin Kelley (Doddridge County)

 

 

 

Interceptions

1) 8 – Noah Neely (Cameron)

1) 8 – N’iyjere Smith (Hedgesville)

3) 7 – Bronson Skeens (Poca)

4) 6 – Elijah Posey (Fairmont Senior)

4) 6 – Grant Harman (Martinsburg)

4) 6 – Tanner Walls (Lincoln County)

4) 6 – Kole Sutton (Williamstown)

8) 5 – MULTIPLE

 

 

 

Field Goals

1) 7 – Timothy McCutchen (Hurricane)

1) 7 – Finnegan Hall (Hedgesville)

3) 6 – Kaulin Parris (Bluefield)

4) 5 – Erick Bevil (Shady Spring)

5) 3 -MULTIPLE

 

 

 

WV Stat Leaders (Week Seven)

*** =  Not updated from week prior

 

 

PASS YARDS
1) 2040 – Connor Neal (Fairmont Senior)
2) 1805 – Will Hackney (Sissonville)
3) 1750 – Daylin Goad (Mingo Central)
4) 1648 – Keon Padmore-Johnson (Spring Mills)
5) 1572 – Jake Johnson (Parkersburg)
6) 1561 – Grant Wells (George Washington)
7) 1491 – Kole Puffenberger (Pendleton County)
8) 1384 – Logan Holgorsen (University)

 

 

PASS TOUCHDOWNS
1) 25 – Kole Puffenberger
2) 24 – Connor Neal (Fairmont Senior)
3) 23 – Will Hackney (Sissonville)
4) 19 – Daylin Goad (Mingo Central)
5) 18 – Keon Padmore-Johnson (Spring Mills)
6) 17 – Nick Chaney (Oak Glen)
7) 16 – Logan Holgorsen (University)
7) 16 – Owie Ash (Hedgesville)

 

 


 

RUSH YARDS
1) 1565 – Ty Sturm (Parkersburg Catholic)
2) 1449 – Hunter America (Doddridge County)
3) 1214 – Ghovan Davidson (Robert C. Byrd)
4) 1174 – Andrew Ritchea (Cameron)
5) 1095 – Tyler Moler (Parkersburg)
6) 1083 – Ethan Payne (Poca)
7) 1071 – Ivan Vaughn (Cabell Midland)
8) 998 – Jordan Dempsey (Fayetteville)

 

 

RUSH TOUCHDOWNS
1) 26 – Hunter America (Doddridge County)
2) 21 – Jake Bowen (Bridgeport)
3) 19 – Ty Sturm (Parkersburg Catholic)
4) 18 – Andrew Ritchea (Cameron)
5) 17 – Donovan Kirby (Weir)
5) 17 – Ethan Payne (Poca)
7) 16 – Nick Marley (Frankfort)
7) 16 – Jordan Dempsey (Fayetteville)

 

 


 

RECEIVING YARDS
1) 818 – Evan Parow (University)
2) 733 – Mayson Miller (Sissonville)
3) 723 – Drew Hatfield (Mingo Central)
4) 706 – Malakai Brown (Hedgesville)
5) 632 – Abe Farrow (Oak Hill)
6) 590 – Brenton Strange (Parkersburg)
7) 583 – Alex Mazelon (George Washington)
8) 520 – Nick Kiser (Nicholas County)

 

 

RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS
1) 12 – Abe Farrow (Oak Hill)
1) 12 – Timothy Thorne (Pendleton County)
2) 11 – Evan Parow (University)
4) 10 – Mayson Miller (Sissonville)
4) 10 – Zach Taylor (Oak Glen)
6) 9 – Michael McGee (Richwood)
7) 8 – Jake Pitman (Fairmont Senior)
7) 8 – Drew Hatfield (Mingo Central)

 

 


 

SACKS
1) 9.0 – Dakota Meadows (Poca)
2) 8.0 – Sean Martin (Bluefield)***
2) 8.0 – Josh Jackson (Oak Hill)***
2) 8.0 – Nick Plumley (Man)
5) 7.5 – Ben Gribble (University)
6) 7.0 – MULTIPLE

 

 

 

TACKLES
1) 102 – Joel Cruickshanks (Clay County)
2) 94 – Hunter Williams (Independence)
3) 92 – Adam Murray (Wheeling Central)
4) 85 – Jestohn Moore (Morgantown)
5) 81 – John Covert (Winfield)
5) 81 – JT Cooper (Hurricane)
7) 79 – Cameron Kimble (Hurricane)
7) 79 – Christian Evans (University)

 

 

INTERCEPTIONS
1) 7 – N’iyjere Smith (Hedgesville)
1) 7 – Bronson Skeens (Poca)
1) 7 – Noah Neely (Cameron)
4) 6 – Elijah Posey (Fairmont Senior)
5) 5 – MULTIPLE

 

 

FIELD GOALS
1) 6 – Finnegan Hall (Hedgesville)
1) 6 – Timothy McCutchen (Hurricane)
3) 5 – Erick Bevil (Shady Spring)
3) 5 – Kaulin Parris (Bluefield)
5) 3 – Frankie Smith (Fairmont Senior
5) 3 – Cameron Powell (Riverside)
7) 2 – MULTIPLE