HS FOOTBALL: Best receiving years since 2000 in Catawba County topped by Blue Devils’ McClain

Published Friday, August 10th, 2018


In the previous 18 high school football seasons, nine receivers posted 1,000-yard years, led by Petey McClain of Maiden with 1,449 yards in 2005.

The top seasons over that period were from Bandys in five seasons, Maiden twice and one each from Fred T. Foard and one from Newton-Conover.

In addition to McClain’s 1,449 yards, top top single-season marks in those 18 seasons are 81 catches in 2015 by Alex Johnson of Newton-Conover and 18 scoring catches in 2002 by Justin Harper of Bandys.


(All totals are unofficial)

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Season                                                           Player/School                              Recp.-Yds                 TDs

2005                                                     Petey McClain, Maiden                   67-1,449                        16

2015                                                      Alex Johnson, Newton-Con.          81-1,376                        15

2002                                                     Justin Harper, Bandys                    60-1,112                         18

2000                                                     Will Byrne, Maiden                           70-1,104                      10

2014                                                      Tyler Johnson, Foard                       51-1,066                       11

2012                                                      Hunter Lackey, Bandys                   62-1,060                      15

2005                                                     Justin McCombs, Bandys               39-1,057                       14

2009                                                    Seth Cranfill, Bandys                        56-1,027                      12

2006                                                    Justin McCombs, Bandys                 33-1,007                      11

2004                                                    Tristan Lawing, Maiden                    39-932                        11

SOURCE: HobbsDailyReport.com research and files.

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