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Tracking the area’s high school football stat leaders after 13 weeks

State College’s Brandon Clark (15) now leads the county in both receptions (44) and receiving yards (747). He also secured his place in Centre County football history.
State College’s Brandon Clark (15) now leads the county in both receptions (44) and receiving yards (747). He also secured his place in Centre County football history. adrey@centredaily.com

And then there was one.

Only State College’s football season remains alive, after Bellefonte’s dream season came to an end Saturday. And the Little Lions are still chasing some county history when it comes to the stats.

Take a look:

Passing

State College’s Tommy Friberg has another upcoming game Saturday. But, no matter what, he’ll be finishing the season as the county leader in passing.

At this point, it’s just a matter of what records he might break along the way.

Friberg currently boasts 1,836 passing yards to go along with 25 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He’s also completing 66 percent of his passes. According to county historian Harry Breon, Friberg could soon become just the sixth county quarterback to surpass the 2,000-yard mark in a single season.

He also has an outside chance at the county record, held by 2006’s Brook Hart. Friberg would need 368 yards to surpass Hart — and would likely need a win Saturday to do that. He is already No. 2 in the county record books for TD passes, and he needs four more to tie Hart’s mark of 29.

Elsewhere, the other four places are set. Penns Valley’s Aaron Tobias is second with 1,400 yards — followed by Philipsburg-Osceola’s Daniel Slogosky (1,334), Bellefonte’s Dylan Deitrich (1,245) and Bald Eagle Area’s Jaden Jones (1,071).

Rushing

Take a bow, Dylan Deitrich.

Although his season may be over, the Bellefonte quarterback had a season for the ages. He set the county record for most rushing yards by a quarterback (1,535) and became the first signal-caller with more than 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 passing yards in the same season.

His 25 rushing TDs is a single-season school record and ranks fifth all-time in county history, behind Penns Valley’s Derek Lucas from 2000.

State College’s Tristen Lyons remains firmly entrenched in second place this season with 949 yards. He’s followed by Bellefonte’s Dexter Gallishaw (802), Penns Valley’s Ryan Ripka (778) and the Little Lions’ Isaiah Edwards (540).

Receiving

Yes, we have more county records to discuss here.

State College’s Brandon Clark has solidified his spot as the county’s top receiver this season — despite Bellefonte’s Cade Fortney boasting the lead for nine weeks. Clark now has a county-high 44 catches for a county-high 747 receiving yards.

His receptions put him at 10th on the single-season county list, behind 2006’s Matt Fisher. Another four catches would move Clark all the way up to a tie with fourth place. His receiving yards currently put him in eighth.

Another 111 yards would move him into fourth, just one spot below former teammate Noah Woods.

Those behind Clark this season include Fortney (634), State College’s Cohen Russell (549), Penns Valley’s Cole Breon (464) and Bald Eagle Area’s Matthew Reese (401).

Area stat leaders

Passing

1. Tommy Friberg, SC, 1,836

2. Aaron Tobias, PV, 1,400

3. Daniel Slogosky, P-O, 1,334

4. Dylan Deitrich, Bel, 1,245

5. Jaden Jones, BEA, 1,071

Rushing

1. Dylan Deitrich, Bel, 1,535

2. Tristen Lyons, SC, 949

3. Dexter Gallishaw, Bel, 802

4. Ryan Ripka, PV, 778

5. Isaiah Edwards, SC, 540

Receiving

1. Brandon Clark, SC, 747

2. Cade Fortney, Bel, 634

3. Cohen Russell, SC, 549

4. Cole Breon, PV, 464

5. Matthew Reese, BEA, 401

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