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Observer-area football leaders: Davidson Day QB Sam Hartman national passing leader

Angeli Wright/awright@citizen-ti

Davidson Day quarterback Sam Hartman has put together two of the top 10 single-game passing performances in Mecklenburg County history to start his junior season.

That has landed him atop the nation’s passing leaders.

Hartman’s total of 1,061 yards is well ahead of Jake Fromm (Houston County, Ga.) who has 866, according to MaxPreps. Two N.C. players are in the top 10: Bishop McGuinness’ Peter Ingle (765) is third and Clayton’s Landen Leiser (734) is fifth.

About a month ago, Hartman underwent surgery to remove a baseball-sized growth from his neck, a bacterial infection that caused him to lose more than 20 pounds. He has verbally committed to Wake Forest.

▪ Davidson Day receiver Nolan Groulx, a sophomore, is second nationally in receiving with 477 yards. Shelby’s Jayden Borders (424) is third, Clayton’s Devin Carter is No. 6 (395) and Bishop McGuinness’ Ben Babock (384) is No. 8.

Rushing

Name

School

Carries

Yards

TDs

Adam Johns

Mount Pleasant

43

323

NA

Brandon Schesny

West Lincoln

44

309

4

Jake Alexander

South Poiint

78

294

1

Zephaniah Wall

Monroe

27

292

3

Kevin Goodwin

Bessemer City

48

287

3

Kendric Ivey

Cuthbertson

39

257

5

Stephen Jackson

North Lincoln

30

254

2

Caleb Deveaux

Marvin Ridge

48

246

3

Jerry Howard

Rock Hill Northwestern

25

237

5

Ishod Finger

Sun Valley

32

213

1

Passing

Name

School

Att

Comp

Yards

TDs

Sam Hartman

Davidson Day

59

96

1061

9

Sam Howell

Sun Valley

32

49

604

9

Gage Moloney

Rock Hill Northwestern

53

80

563

3

Brady Pope

South Iredell

36

59

504

5

Luke Hefferly

Ardrey Kell

30

70

497

6

Marcus Graham

East Lincoln

19

28

465

9

Austin Colonna

Marvin Ridge

40

64

444

2

Bates Jones

Charlotte Latin

21

36

427

6

Davis Cheek

Butler

25

37

406

6

Jack Davidson

Myers Park

29

42

391

4

Kyle Holcomb

Mountain Island Charter

23

39

389

3

Garrett Shrader

Charlotte Christian

35

47

336

3

Mason McLaughlin

Cannon

23

43

324

1

Receiving

Name

School

No.

Yards

TDs

Nolan Groulx

Davidson Day

26

477

4

Cameron Dollar

East Lincoln

14

333

7

Jeremiah Miller

Sun Valley

12

259

4

Kusegi Cureton

Butler

9

242

3

Caleb Lee

Parkwood

7

235

5

Tommy Lawley

Davidson Day

11

195

2

DeAngelo Epps

Charlotte Country Day

9

182

4

Traevon Kenion

Monroe

7

174

3

Jaylen Erwin

Ardrey Kell

8

172

1

Dequez Harris

Rock Hill Northwestern

6

165

2

Emeka Emezie

Marvin Ridge

12

162

1

Alex Stennett

Nation Ford

9

157

2

Josh Bitgood

Union Academy

8

156

1

Tackles

Name

School

No.

Ali Shockley

Rock Hill Northwestern

42

Jerry Miller

Union Academy

39

Storm Monroe

Mooresville

31

Tay Davis

Mooresville

29

Rhett Jenkins

Forestview

29

Chase Monroe

Davidson Day

28

Daniel Ryan

Central Academy

27

Dantavis Bowser

Rock Hill Northwestern

27

Christian Dixon

Butler

26.5

Ryan Titus

Davidson Day

26

Edward Smith

Mountain Island Charter

25

Interceptions

Rk.

Name

School

No.

1.

Chachi Sullivan

Hough

3

2.

Kevin Maxwell

Central Academy

3

Sacks

Rk.

Name

School

No.

1.

Deandre Staton

Monroe

6.0

2.

Luke Burnette

Sun Valley

5.0

3.

Shayvon Gilliam

Mountain Island Charter

4.0

4.

Garrett Groulx

Davidson Day

4.0

5.

Jacob Morin

Central Academy

4.0

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