HS FOOTBALL: Since 2000, Trojans’ Cranfill only receiver to lead Catawba County twice in yardage

Published Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Justin Harper’s 18 touchdown catches in 2002 for Bandys High is the most by a Catawba County receiver from 2000-2018. He starred in college at Virginia Tech and was an NFL draft pick who played for the Baltimore Ravens./VIRGINIA TECH PHOTO

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In the previous 18 high school football seasons, only one player led Catawba County in receiving yards twice – Seth Cranfill of Bandys in 2008 and 2009.

The county leaders over that period were from Bandys in seven seasons, Maiden in six seasons, Newton-Conover in two seasons and from Fred T. Foard, Hickory and St. Stephens in one season each.

The top receiver played for Bandys or Maiden every year from 2000 through 2010, starting with current Maiden head coach Will Byrne leading in 2000.

The top single-season marks in those 18 seasons is Alex Johnson of Newton-Conover in catches (81 in 2015), Petey McClain of Maiden in yardage (1,449 in 2005) and Justin Harper of Bandys in touchdowns receptions (18 in 2002).

LEADING RECEIVERS IN CATAWBA COUNTY BY SEASON (2000-2017)

(All totals are unofficial)

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Season                                 Player/School                                  Recp.-Yds                          TDs

2000                                       Will Byrne, Maiden                       70-1,104                            6

2001                                       Stan Josey, Bandys                         42-814                              9

2002                                       Justin Harper, Bandys                  60-1,112                          18

2003                                       Kyle Helderman, Bandys              54-776                            11

2004                                       Tristan Lawing, Maiden                39-932                           11

2005                                       Petey McClain, Maiden                 67-1,449                        16

2006                                      Justin McCombs, Bandys              33-1,007                       11

2007                                      John Mark Williams, Bandys       38-889                         14

2008                                     Seth Cranfill, Bandys                     64-980                          11

2009                                     Seth Cranfill, Bandys                     56-1,027                        12

2010                                     Hasan Hopper, Maiden                 53-828                          11

2011                                     Jordan Walls-Davis, Hickory        23-400                           4

2012                                     Hunter Lackey, Bandys                 62-1,060                       15

2013                                     Justus Woods, Maiden                  42-784                          9

2014                                    Tyler Johnson, Foard                      51-1,066                        11

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

2016                                   Teavius Henry, St. Stephens            63-847                         8

2017                                   Jaheim Mullen, Newton-Con.      56-924                         13

SOURCE: HobbsDailyReport.com research and files.

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