Western North Carolina football is well-represented in the latest batch of statewide statistical leaders from MaxPreps.
Reynolds senior quarterback Rico Dowdle is tied for the overall North Carolina lead in points scored (162) with Scotland County’s Zamir White. Dowdle also has the third-most rushing yards (1,339).
Hendersonville senior Michael Schmidt is third in passing yards (2,276) while his favorite receiver, sophomore Tykel Landrum, has the fourth-most receiving yards with 842.
Defensively, Mountain Heritage junior Cole Burleson has made seven interceptions, the second most of any state player. And Roberson senior Seth Griswold is fourth in tackles with 91.
Only schools which keep their stats through MaxPreps are included in the website’s lists.