Tomorrow marks Week 5 of the Iowa High School Football Season, so today’s report looks at our area statistic leaders through the first four weeks of the season according to Quik Stats. First off at the quarterback position. Zach Bushbaum of Rockford leads the area in passing yards with 175 yards/game. Rylie Olson of Osage is right behind him with 151 yards/game and Nashua’s Dayton Hansen 132.5 yards/game. Olson leads the area in passing touchdowns with 10, Hansen is second with six and Bushbaum is third with four passing touchdowns.
Dayton Smith of Saint Ansgar leads our area with 112 rushing yards/game, Zach Williams of Osage is second in the area with 85.5 yards/game and Tristan Brase is third with 83.25 yards/game. Smith of Saint Ansgar and North Butler’s Rhett Lammers each have five rushing touchdowns this season to lead the area, and Mason Hyde of Nashua-Plainfield had four rushing touchdowns. Lammers leads our area with 9.1 yards/carry, Smith is second with 6.1 yards/carry and Charles City’s Dylan Koresh is third in the area with 5.9 yards/carry.
For receivers, Tanner Grady of Rockford leads the area in receiving yards with 62.75/game, Levi Enright of Nashua is second with 50.5 yards/game and Jayden Hanson of Osage is third with 47 receiving yards/game. Hanson and Lucas Schwamman of Osage both have three receiving touchdowns this season which leads the area and John Krull of Nashua-Plainfield has two. Hanson also has the longest TD reception this season which was 77 yards, Hayden Meek of Osage has a 62-yard TD catch which is second in the area, and Cade Hemaseth of Charles City has the third longest with a 60-yard touchdown catch.
On the defensive side, Dayton Smith of Saint Ansgar has 37.5 total tackles to lead the area, Dillon Schriever from Rockford is second with 29.5 tackles this season and Tanner Grady is third with 27.5 tackles this season for the Warriors. Josh Van Vliet of Saint Ansgar has six tackles for loss to lead the area, and Dylan Koresh and Cade Hemaseth of Charles City each have five tackles for loss. Mason Hyde of Nashua-Plainfield and Cole Willert of Saint Ansgar each have two interceptions which is tops in the area.
And finally, on special teams, Ethan Kirchgatter of Saint Ansgar leads the area with 49 yards/kickoff return, Elliott Sinnwell from Charles City and Tanner Grady of Rockford are tied for second with 19 yards/kickoff return. Sinnwell had the highest average punt return in the area with 15.7 yards/return. Tune into the Sports Report tomorrow for a preview of the football games in our area for Week 5.