HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Northwestern 3A-4A receiving leaders for 2020 season

Published Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

Rico Walker of Hickory was the top receiver among last season’s players in the Northwestern 3A-4A who are expected to return. He averaged an unofficial 56.8 yards per game, second in the league to McDowell’s Riley Moore. Walker and the Red Tornadoes move to a new conference — the Western Foothills 3A — this season./HICKORY PUBLIC SCHOOLS PHOTO


COMING THURSDAY: Receiving leaders for the Northwestern Foothills 2A in 2020





Top 10s in the Northwestern 3A-4A for the 2020 spring football season, as compiled by HobbsDailyReport.com. All totals are unofficial and players who were underclassmen are indicated by bold.

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                                                                                           Recp.-Yards             PG               TDs

Riley Moore, McDowell                                       20-402                        67.0                 3

Rico Walker, Hickory                                          16-398                       56.8                  5

Zak McLauchlin, St. Stephens                             21-394                      56.2                 4

J.B. Robbins, S. Caldwell                                    11-265                     44.1                   4

Isaiah Kirby, S. Caldwell                                        26-259                      43.0               1

Desmond Caldwell, Freedom                            22-226                      37.6                    3

Dante Baker, Hickory                                            20-235                     33.5                   2

Damien Dula, Freedom                                           24-194                      32.3                    2

Orlando Leon, Watauga                                        12-226                     32.2                   5

Will Connor, S. Caldwell                                            9-112                       18.6                   0


Compiling conference leaders, which HobbsDailyReport.com’s Chris Hobbs started in 1995, is a cooperative effort that includes gathering statistics from individual schools and other media who contribute in return for receiving the finished product.

Media contributing to the Northwestern3A-4A stats: The Morganton News Herald (Sports Editor Paul Schenkel), Valdese Sports Network (Jason Baker), The Lenoir News-Topic (Sports Editor John Josey) and The McDowell News (Sports Editor Marty Queen). Some of the statistical information on Watauga came from information posted on the Watauga Democrat’s website.

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