Metro statistical leaders ready to rack up even more numbers
And now, those numbers will add up to wins and losses in the Metro race
Stats are fun, especially football stats.
People love looking at stats.
And some of the Metro League best players have already piled up some pretty good numbers in the year's first four non-league games.
Numbers like Raphiel Lambert's eight touchdowns for Jesuit, Jude Graves' 519 rushing yards for Aloha, Austin Potter's 836 passing yards for Beaverton or Andrew Jones' 297 receiving yards for Westview.
But those numbers, as cool as they may be, don't mean squat starting tomorrow (Friday) when the opening round of Metro League football finally arrives.
That said, let's take a look at some of the fun statistics piled up by this year's leaders through four non-league games.
For Aloha, Graves leads in rushing with 519 yards on 45 carries for an eye-popping 11.53-yard per carry average. Graves also sets the pace in scoring with seven touchdowns and 42 points.
Warrior quarterback Eric Whitley has thrown for 376 yards so far, hitting on 41 percent of his passes for six TDs and one interception, his favorite target being tight end Zak Kokesh, who has seven catches for 159 yards and one TD.
For Beaverton, receiver David Mabry has racked up 30 points on five TD catches, and also leads his team with 304 yards on 23 receptions. Beaver QB Potter has connected on 54 percent of his throws for 836 yards, eight TDs and two picks. Cam McDonnell leads Beaver rushers with 235 yards so far.
For high-scoring Jesuit, Lambert has 48 points while tailback Paul Weatheroy is close behind at 36 and also leads his team in rushing with 579 yards on 84 carries.
Crusader signal-caller Dan Wagner has completed 59 percent of his throws for 782 yards, eight TDs and two INTs. Teammate Michael Lowe leads Jesuit receivers with 356 yards on 13 grabs.
For Southridge, fullback Paul Werhane has bashed his way to six TDs and 36 points, and David Smith has 427 yards on 64 tries. QB Tom Farinacci has hit on 46 percent of his throws en route to 430 yards, one touchdown and nine interceptions. Tyler Harman and Marcus Mathews are virtually tied in receiving, Harman with 196 yards on 12 catches and Mathews with 192 on 18.
For Sunset, tailback Tim Molloy is tops in both scoring and rushing, with five TDs for 30 points and 342 yards on the ground.
Apollo QB Kyle Harper has thrown for 390 yards, two TDs and one pick while completing 53 percent of his throws, his favorite targets thus far Kevin Petermeyer and Drew Nelson with 92 yards each.
For Westview, tailback Duane Prewitt has hit paydirt seven times for 42 points and leads his team with 420 yards on 71 tries. Wildcat quarterback Josh Hill has connected on 56 percent of his throws for 447 yards, five TDs and two picks, with Jones getting 11 of those catches for his 297 yards and two TDs.