Blount Press Row

The Stat Sheet Stuffers Club

From Brock-toberfest to the Wright stuff, BPR salutes the 2015 statistical winners
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Alcoa senior QuayVaughn Lewis-McCollum enjoys the final seconds of the Christian Academy of Knoxville game. The Tornado defense is a charter member of the Blount Press Row Stat Sheet Stuffers Club after Alcoa finished the regular season as the state’s second-best scoring defense at 8.1 points per game. Photo by Wallace Bowden

Editor’s note: The statistics referenced in the following story include only those from the 10 game regular season.

By Stefan Cooper
Editor
Blount Press Row

We’d need a waiver on the age requirement, but Kelby Brock would be a great guy to run for president.

Bet Donald Trump never averaged 26 yards per catch in high school.

Maryville senior Kelby Brock cartwheels into the end zone for one of his Blount County-best 10 receiving touchdowns this season. Photo by Wallace Bowden

Maryville senior Kelby Brock cartwheels into the end zone for one of his 10 receiving touchdowns this season. Photo by Wallace Bowden

The Maryville senior Brock and Heritage junior Colton Wright were runaway winners in their respective statistical categories as inaugural members of the Blount Press Row Stat Sheet Stuffers Club.

Also part of the inaugural class are Alcoa place-kicker Ben Smith; Maryville quarterback Dylan Hopkins; William Blount linebacker Tommy Myers; the Tornado defense; the Rebel offense; Tornado defensive lineman Jonathan Decker; Maryville defensive back Josh Yoakum; Rebel punter Luke Orren.

Brock’s stuff was crazy. The Rebel wide out seldom saw less than double coverage and averaged only 4.1 catches per game. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Brock responded with 41 catches for 1,052 yards and 10 touchdowns, averaging 25.7 yards per reception.

(Editor: If you need a minute, we understand.)

After Maryville’s 35-7 win over Warren County in Thursday’s Class 6A playoff opener, Brock needs three catches and a single receiving touchdown to own just about every Rebel record for receiving on the books. The records for career and single-game receiving yards are already his.

Brock broke former Rebel and current Alcoa offensive coordinator David Sweetland’s single-game mark of 175 yards twice this season with a pair of 185-yard efforts against Jefferson County and Hardin Valley.

“I just go out there and work extra hard,” Brock said. “I take pride in my route running. I know I’ve got to get open.”

Colton Wright hits the gas on a big gain during the region championship game at West. Photo by Jolanda Jansma

Colton Wright hits the gas on a big gain during the region championship game at West. Photo by Jolanda Jansma

Wright torched South-Doyle for better than 200 yards and a school-record five rushing touchdowns in a 57-56, Heritage overtime win. Prior to the outburst, Wright had less than 200 yards rushing through the Mountaineers first two games.

Two weeks later, he all but matched the effort, running for four touchdowns and recovering his own fumble in the end zone for a fifth for a second school record for total touchdowns in a game. Then he really cranked it up.

In the regular season finale against Halls, Wright went past former Mountaineer Darren Sharp’s record of 1,500 yards rushing in a season. The 6-foot, 188-pound Wright finished with 1,563 yards through 10 games, averaging an impressive 7.1 yards per carry.

Region wins over South-Doyle, Gibbs and Powell qualified the Mountaineers for the Class 5A playoffs. Heritage fell in the opener last week at Morristown West, but not before Wright bid farewell to a breakout season with his 27th rushing touchdown, his fourth Mountaineer record of the 2015 campaign.

The 2015 Blount Press Row Stat Sheet Stuffers Club

The Quarterbacks
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PlayerSchoolRankCompAttIntTDYdsQBR
Dylan HopkinsMaryville170102091182195.09
Jaylen MyersAlcoa25393011783166.74
Austin MyrickWm. Blount3911614111143133.73
Dustin RichardsonHeritage41292531511139199.66

The Running Game
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Player SchoolRankAttYdsAvgTD
Colton WrightHeritage121915637.126
Dylan Hopkins Maryville24848010.07
Dustin RichardsonHeritage3644647.37
Joel Hopkins Maryville4684566.710
Jordan ErvinMaryville5534458.46

Receiving Options
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PlayerSchoolRankRecYdsAvgTD
Kelby BrockMaryville141105225.710
Isaiah HannahWm. Blount25177815.311
J.P. PearsonHeritage3473657.82
Tykee KelloggAlcoa41734820.56
Brian Tillery Maryville52333114.41

The Kickers
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PlayerSchoolRankFGLongPATScoring
Ben SmithAlcoa16-84050-5068
Matthew ConeMaryville23-44548-4957

Total Offense
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Team RankRush (Att-Yds)Pass (Cmp-Att-Int-TD-Yds)Total OffensePPG
Maryville1341-2402106-160-2-16-1959436141.8
Heritage2351-2461137-270-15-13-1475393633.4
Alcoa3337-244166-120-0-13-1050349139.4
Wm. Blount4307-1372107-184-5-14-1401277313.6

The Defenses
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TeamRankPPG   
Alcoa18.1
Maryville29.9
Wm. Blount321.4
Heritage443.3

Tackles
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PlayerSchoolRankSoloAsstTotalTFLSacks
Tommy MyersWm. Blount1602989112
Garrett LivesayAlcoa245438868
Jonathan JohnsonHeritage35131824
T.D. BlackmonMaryville4472875102
Jack WarwickAlcoa522436531

The DLs
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PlayerSchoolRankSoloAsstTotalTFLSacks
Jonathan DeckerAlcoa1223355107
Matt YoungMaryville229235246
Cameron OmsteadHeritage3162945
Riley JonesHeritage4241741
Ryan ClarkAlcoa411304171

The DBs
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PlayerSchoolRankSoloAsstTotalTFLInt
Josh YoakumMaryville13521562-16
Dustin ClaboughAlcoa226265214
Tyler ThomasHeritage32615411
Caleb WoodyAlcoa42215371
Drake MartinMaryville52973673-18

The Punters

PlayerSchoolRankAttYdsAvg
Luke OrrenMaryville12388938.6
Jackson RichardsAlcoa21239332.8

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