This past weekend of high school football saw no shortage of insane statistical performances. We are highlighting some of those in the latest edition of Stat Freaks of the Week.
Quarterback Vinny Ballone
of Lowellville (Ohio)
tops the list after he tied the state record by throwing nine touchdown passes Friday in a 62-20 win over Jackson-Milton.
The 6-foot-5 senior gunslinger hit five different receivers for scores and now has 30 touchdowns this season for the 5-0 Rockets.
"It's very cool being able to throw the ball to my friends that I grew up with," Ballone said. "My offensive line gave me plenty of time to be able to make my reads and throw the ball effectively to the open receivers. I am very proud of my entire team and coaching staff for what we accomplished this week."
Ballone hasn't thrown an interception all season but has picked off two passes playing safety for Lowellville, including one Friday.Ethen Knox
of Oil City (Pa.)
is another Stat Freak who rushed for 424 yards and five touchdowns Friday. The junior averaged 15 yards per carry. Through four games, Knox has a total of 1,575 rushing yards with 21 TD runs.
Knox also intercepted a pass on Friday to put his total to three on the season.
Stat Freaks of the Week
442 passing yards, 9 TD passesDefense:
Interception2. Ethen Knox, Jr., Oil City (Pa.)Offense:
28 carries, 424 rushing yards, 5 TD runs, 3 2-point conversionsDefense:
Interception3. Lamarion Nelson, Sr., Fort Wayne (Ind.)Offense:
30 carries, 427 rushing yards, 7 TD runsDefense:
7 tackles, forced fumble, fumble recovery, 2 pass deflections
4. Corbin Johnson, So., South Decatur (Greensburg, Ind.)Offense:
12 carries, 205 rushing yards, 3 TD runsDefense:
7 tackles, 2 sacks, interceptionSpecial teams:
100 return yards5. Hayezon Tobe, So., Asheville School (Asheville, N.C.)Offense:
5 catches, 238 receiving yards, 5 TD catchesDefense:
2 interceptions6. Zalen Morales, Jr., Ford (Quinlan, Texas)Offense:
24 carries, 221 rushing yards, 3 TD runs, 3 receptions, 178 receiving yards, 2 TD catches7. Jayden Mason, Sr., Calvary Christian (Columbus, Ga.)Offense:
61 carries 389 rushing yards, 7 TD runs, 3 receptions, 68 receiving yards
8. Caleb Loehr, Sr., Brookings (S.D.)Defense:
14 tackles, 7 sacks, forced fumble9. Arthur Draeger, Sr., Liberty Ranch (Galt, Calif.)Offense:
27 carries, 215 rushing yards, 3 TD runs, 2 receptions, 13 receiving yardsDefense:
10 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 51-yard pick-six10. Grayson Davenport, Sr., Randolph School (Huntsville, Ala.)Offense:
15 receptions, 313 receiving yards, 4 TD catches