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

 

 

 

 

 

Kennedy Watch Update (Week Five)

Gathering Attention

Ivan Vaughn (RB) Cabell Midland

Cason Payne (QB) Point Pleasant

Daylin Goad (QB) Mingo Central

Graeson Malashevich (ATH) Spring Valley

Ty Wilcoxon (RB) Huntington

 

 

#5 Malakai Brown

HedgesvilleEagles

Brown continues to impress.  The prolific receiver once again broke 150 yards and caught two scores.  His tallies are among the top of any class.  He now faces some tough receiving competition with Evan Parow who is beating him in every category.  Having another receiver up there will hurt his Kennedy candidacy, but he is, without a doubt, having a fabulous year thus year.

 

 

#4 Hunter America

DoddridgeCountyBulldogs

With 800 yards and 15 touchdowns in his first three games, America came back after a bye week with 300+ yards and five scores.  To have a shot in Single A, the numbers must be insane.  Right now, America is on pace for 2750+ yards and 50 touchdowns!  With numbers like that, it would be hard to keep him out of the Kennedy conversation.

 

 

#3 Will Hackney

SissonvilleIndians

Coming off a tough loss where Hackney played his tail off, he led the Indians to their fourth win behind five touchdowns.  He now has 26 on the season through five games (21 pass, 5 rush).  If he continues with these numbers as well as winning, his name will have to be included as we go forth.  A prolific while also efficient quarterback.

 

 

#2 Kerry Martin Jr.

CapitalCougarsMartin Jr. had a good performance against an inspired Cabell Midland squad.  Using his legs more than his arm in this contest.  He has done everything his coach has needed to have them undefeated.  His stats are not on the same pace as last year but his unselfish play has the Cougars where they are now.  Other quarterbacks’ numbers might trump him for the Kennedy moving forward, however.  Nothing could get him back at #1 then a showout game against Spring Valley this week.

 

#1 Connor Neal

FairmontSeniorPolarBearsWhat else can you ask out of Neal after dominating Bridgeport?  Dominating a talented AAA secondary that halted #5 Wheeling Park’s pass game a week prior.  He made it look easy with three more scores and continues to be a very efficient scorer.  The Polar Bears are impressive.  Neal is foundational to the #1 AA in the land and arguably a top five team regardless of class.

WV Prep Football Stat Leaders (Week Four)

*** = not updated from prior week

PASSING YARDS
1) 1304 – Connor Neal (Fairmont Senior)
2) 1301 – Will Hackney (Sissonville)
3) 1212 – Logan Holgorsen (University)
4) 1141 – Daylin Goad (Mingo Central)
5) 1014 – Grant Wells (George Washington)
6) 958 – Kole Puffenberger (Pendleton County)
7) 918 – Nick Chaney (Oak Glen)
8) 882 – Owie Ash (Hedgesville)

 

PASSING TOUCHDOWNS
1) 17 – Kole Puffenberger (Pendleton County)
2) 16 – Will Hackney (Sissonville)
3) 15 – Connor Neal (Fairmont Senior)
4) 14 – Logan Holgorsen (University)
5) 12 – Nick Chaney (Oak Glen)
5) 12 – Daylin Goad (Mingo Central)
7) 11 – Keon Padmore-Johnson (Spring Mills)
7) 11 – Grant Wells (George Washington)

 


RUSHING YARDS
1) 800 – Hunter America (Doddridge County)
2) 754 – Ty Sturm (Parkersburg Catholic)
3) 746 – Ty Wilcoxon (Huntington)
4) 716 – Ivan Vaughn (Cabell Midland)
5) 689 – Jordan Dempsey (Fayetteville)
6) 665 – Ghovan Davidson (Robert C. Byrd)
7) 627 – Jake Bowen (Bridgeport)
8) 610 – Zhantei Callowaty (Nitro)***

 

RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS
1) 15 – Hunter America (Doddridge County)
2) 12 – Jordan Dempsey (Fayetteville)
3) 11 – Donovan Kirby (Weir)
3) 11 – Ty Sturm (Parkersburg Catholic)
5) 10 – JT Hensley (Sherman)
5) 10 – Jake Bowen (Brdigeport)
7) 9 – Ivan Vaughn (Cabell Midland)
7) 9 – Ghovan Davidson (Robert C. Byrd)

 


RECEIVING YARDS
1) 543 – Evan Parow (University)
2) 533 – Mayson Miller (Sissonville)
3) 501 – Malakai Brown (Hedgesville)
4) 494 – Abe Farrow (Oak Hill)
5) 430 – Drew Hatfield (Mingo Central)
6) 410 – Timothy Thorne (Pendleton County)
7) 404 – Zach Taylor (Oak Glen)
7) 397 – Devin Hatfield (Mingo Central)

 

RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS
1) 9 – Michael McGee (Richwood)
1) 9 – Zach Taylor (Oak Glen)
1) 9 – Abe Farrow (Oak Hill)
4) 8 – Evan Parow (University)
4) 8 – Timothy Thorne (Pendleton County)
6) 7 – Mayson Miller (Sissonville)
7) 6 – Marqus Ray (Mount View)
8) 5 – MULTIPLE


 

 

 

SACKS
1) 6.5 – Ben Gribble (University)
1) 6.5 – Jerrad Price (Lincoln County)
3) 6.0 – RJ Barrett (Martinsburg)
4) 5.0 – Breece Hoff (Capital)
4) 5.0 – Dakota Meadows (Poca)
6) 4.5 – Donovan Kirby (Weir)
7) 4.0 – MULTIPLE

 

TACKLES
1) 65 – Hunter Williams (Independence)
2) 59 – John Covert (Winfield)
3) 52 – Caleb Richmond (Meadow Bridge)
3) 52 – Nick Longerbeam (Jefferson)***
5) 51 – Josh Huffman (Roane County)***
6) 48 – Christian Evans (University)
7) 46 – Drew Joseph (South Charleston)
8) 45 – MULTIPLE

 

INTERCEPTIONS
1) 4 – Grant Harman (Martinsburg)
1) 4 – Bronson Skeens (Poca)
1) 4 – Kole Sutton (Williamstown)
1) 4 – Caleb Wynn (Clay County)
1) 4 – Tanner Walls (Lincoln County)
6) 3 – MULTIPLE

 

FIELD GOALS
1) 5 – Timothy McCutchen (Hurricane)
2) 4 – Finnegan Hall (Hedgesville)
3) 3 – Kaulin Paris (Bluefield)
4) 2 – MULTIPLE

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Best Performances
Passing Yards: 397 – Will Hackney (Sissonville) / Week Two vs Logan
Passing Touchdowns: 6 – Kole Puffenberger (Pendleton) / Week One vs Notre Dame
Rushing Yards: 452 – Hunter America (Doddridge) / Week Two vs Tyler
Rushing Touchdowns: 7 – Hunter America (Doddridge) / Week Two vs Tyler
Receiving Yards: 252 – Michael McGee (Richwood) / Week One vs Webster County
Receiving Touchdowns: 5 – Michael McGee (Richwood) / Week One vs Webster County

Kennedy Watch Update (Week Two)

Gathering Attention

Logan Holgorsen (QB) University

Hunter America (RB) Doddridge County

Jacob Hartman (QB) Petersburg

 

#5 Malakai Brown (WR)

HedgesvilleEagles

Brown had another solid performance in an odd but still heartbreaking loss over South Hagerstown.  He pulled over 100 yards receiving yet again and two touchdowns.  His consistency at wide receiver is unmatched and once he gets one or two breakout games with even more silly numbers his chances at the Kennedy will surely increase.

 

#4 Will Hackney (QB)

SissonvilleIndians

Hackney had a good week one but his week two was pure bonkers.  In a multi-score win over Logan, the Sissonville quarterback launched the pigskin for 397 yards and six touchdowns and also ran it 97 yards and another score.  The most prolific passing performance and total yard performance thus far into the season.  Must have been working on tire flips.

 

#3 Cason Payne (QB)

PointPleasantBigBlacks

Payne had a phenomenal outing against Single A South Harrison.  He probably would’ve accumulated more stats if it didn’t turn into a blowout so early.  During the time he was in though he finished with over 210 total yards and four scores (all through the air).  We expect many more performances like this is as the Black Knights look to remain unbeaten and rarely tested.

 

#2 Kerry Martin Jr. (QB)

CapitalCougars

Martin Jr. is still playing his tail off.  In a whooping of South Charleston, Martin Jr. scored a handful of times and totaled over 200 yards of offense.  He was crisp through the air and made plays with his feet when needed.  As of now, very few quarterbacks are being as prolific while efficient against good teams as Martin Jr.  He will get many more shots to regain #1.

 

#1 Ivan Vaughn (RB)

CabellMidlandKnights

Vaughn had a career night Friday against Parkersburg.  In this game he tallied over three hundred yards and several touchdowns.  This was against no slouch defense either.  The Big Reds had no answer what so ever as he ran through and around the entire team.  This was after an impressive 192 yard performance where he hardly played a half.  Vaughn will have an opportunity at a message game this week against #2 Spring Valley.

 

C&C Official: Double A Preseason Rankings

BluefieldBeavers1. Bluefield

Projected C&C Rating: 72.8

 

PointPleasantBigBlacks2. Point Pleasant

Projected C&C Rating: 72.7

 

FairmontSeniorPolarBears3. Fairmont Senior

Projected C&C Rating: 72.3

 

BridgeportIndians4. Bridgeport

Projected C&C Rating: 71.5

 

WaynePioneers5. Wayne

Projected C&C Rating: 71.0

WeirRedRiders6. Weir

Projected C&C Rating: 70.1

 

RobertCByrdFlyingEagles7. Robert C. Byrd

Projected C&C Rating: 68.4

 

WinfieldGenerals

8. Winfield

Projected C&C Rating: 67.0

NicholasCountyGrizzlies9. Nicholas County

Projected C&C Rating: 66.2

 

SissonvilleIndians10. Sissonville

Projected C&C Rating: 65.0