Junior star also has four of top 10 single-game
totals (all this season), dating back to 1997
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By CHRIS HOBBS
NEWTON – Fred T. Foard High junior running back Corey Siemer has posted five of the top 10 rushing games in Tigers football history — dating back to 1997 and all this season – and that includes a school-best 410 yards last Friday night against West Iredell.
Siemer (6-foot-1, 200 pounds) ran 35 times for his 410 yards at West Iredell and scored six touchdowns as Foard won 41-14 to finish in second place in the Northwestern Foothills 2A.
The Tigers (6-5, 5-1) find out their seed and first-round opponent in the state playoffs on Saturday when the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) completes and releases the pairings.
All first-round games are on Nov. 16.
Foard does not have a varsity football record book, and Tigers head coach Derrick Minor reached out to HobbsDailyReport.com editor-owner Chris Hobbs about Siemer’s latest game.
The school began playing varsity football in 1959 and, like most high schools, has not been able to establish definitive school athletic records.
Hobbs had documented Foard’s individual performance statistics in football since 1997.
Based on that record-keeping, Siemer’s 410 yards are the most gained in a single game by a Tigers player over the last 22 years, and he has four other games that rank in the top 10.
Siemer, who has 193 carries for 2,264 yards and 25 rushing TDs this season, has five of the 15 games in which a Foard player gained at least 200 rushing yards since 1997. Quintin Owens (2008 and 2009) also has five of those type games.
The previous best before Siemer’s big game at West Iredell was a 306-yard game on 28 carries with three TDs by Owens in 2009 against Bunker Hill.
Four other Foard players have rushed for 200 or more yards in a game since 1997 – Karlos Hoover, Tre Robinson (twice), Jacob Schmidt and current starting quarterback Jack Colosimo.
FOARD’S TOP 10 RUSHING GAMES
(Unofficial, since 1997)
Player Att-Yds Year Opponent
Corey Siemer 35-410 2018 at W. Iredell
Quintin Owens 28-306 2009 at Bunker Hill
Corey Siemer 18-292 2018 Bunker Hill
Corey Siemer 18-284 2018 Draughn
Karlos Hoover 23-276 1997 E. Burke
Quintin Owens 22-270 2009 S. Caldwell
Quintin Owens 20-262 2008 at Bandys
Corey Siemer 24-235 2018 St. Stephens
Corey Siemer 9-233 2018 E. Burke
Quintin Owens 20-220 2008 at Hickory
SOURCE: HobbsDailyReport.com research and files.