HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Siemer’s 410-yard game for Foard tops best rushing by Tigers

Published Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Fred T. Foard High junior running back Corey Siemer, who gained 292 yards this season against Bunker Hill, had 410 last Friday night in a win at West Iredell. He has five of the Tigers’ top 10 single-game rushing totals since 1997, all this season./PHOTO COURTESY OF OBSERVER NEWS ENTERPRISE

Junior star also has four of top 10 single-game

totals (all this season), dating back to 1997


Editor’s note: This story and the accompanying compiled statistics included from files and extensive research by HobbsDailyReport.com are copyrighted and can’t be republished or broadcast without permission. To inquire about that permission, contact Chris Hobbs at chobbs001@att.net.



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.


(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.

Comments 3

  1. Congrats to my nephew Corey seimer. He is an absolute stud and deserves some attention from prospective collegiate schools. Keep working hard buddy. Love uncle Andy

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