Eye-popping stats don't always equal wins, but they ARE fun to look at.
High school fantasy football doesn't exist - for obvious reasons - but IF it did, this would be an absolutely stacked team to take into the 2016 season:
QB: Alex Huston, JR, Glendale High School (Springfield, MO)
Photo: Brett Johnson/Springfield News-Leader
- 5,608 passing yards
- 510 Y/G
- 69 passing touchdowns
As a sophomore, Huston put up an entire high school career’s worth of numbers. His FEWEST passing yards in a single game was 407, while his most was 625. Not once, but TWICE did he manage to throw for 9 touchdowns and 0 interceptions in a single game.
QB: Tim Tawa, SR, West Linn (West Linn, OR)
- 4,420 passing yards
- 316 Y/G
- 50 passing touchdowns
Tawa was about as efficient as possible last season. He sported a .683 completion percentage, and threw for 50 TDs to only 3 interceptions. The rising senior also added 4 rushing touchdowns.
RB: Jared Smith, SR, Pewamo-Westphalia High School (Pewamo, MI)
- 3,243 rushing yards
- 232 Y/G
- 53 rushing touchdowns
If you’re looking for a workhorse, you’ve got one in Jared Smith. Last year, as a junior, he carried the ball an incredible 314 times and STILL averaged over 10 yards per carry. Oh, and he never fumbled.
RB: Jullen Ison, SR, Moreau Catholic High School (Hayward, CA)
- 3,044 rushing yards
- 234 Y/G
- 43 rushing touchdowns
Last season, as a junior, Ison eclipsed the 200-yard mark NINE times, including a 411 yard, 4 TD performance in the playoffs.
WR: Sam Crawford, SR, Rockwall High School (Rockwall, TX)
- 1,459 receiving yards
- 104 Y/G
- 15 receiving touchdowns
Crawford has all the big play ability you could ask for in a returning senior wide receiver. He scored 15 receiving TDs and added 3 more on the ground to make him one of the biggest threats in the country going into 2016.
WR: Osiris St. Brown, SR, Mater Dei High School (Santa Ana, CA)
- 884 receiving yards
- 88 Y/G
- 12 receiving TDs
With a gaudy 20.6 yards per catch, Osiris shows a ton of promise going into his senior season. Having to learn a new offense (transferred from Servite) likely stunted his production a bit, but he still managed to put up huge numbers, and you can expect to see a lot more plays like this in 2016:
WR: Nico Collins, SR, Clay-Chalkville High School (Pinson, AL)
- 1,103 receiving yards
- 69 Y/G
- 16 receiving touchdowns
Our wide receivers were chosen largely off potential, and Nico Collins has plenty of that. As a junior, the 6’5” wideout caught 60 passes, 16 of which were in the endzone. He’s got an ideal frame, so expect even more redzone targets for Collins as a senior.
K: Brenton King, Mill Creek High School (Hoschton, GA)
Photo: Kyle Hess
- 19/24 FG
- 60/61 PAT
- 50 yard FG long
As a junior, King was about as reliable as high school kickers come, making roughly 80% of his field goals (including a long of 50) and all but one of his point after attempts. He also kicked off 71 times, 51 of which resulted in touchbacks.
Defense: Katy High School (Katy, TX)
Photo: Leslie Johnson
- 6.9 Points Allowed per Game
- 19 Fumble Recoveries
- 17 Interceptions
- 4 Defensive Touchdowns
- 2 Safeties
In what many consider to be the most competitive high school football league in the country, Katy went 16-0 while allowing 62 points ALL SEASON. They shutout 10 different opponents, including 3 in the state playoffs.
Expect even more absurd numbers out of these guys in 2016, and don't forget to subscribe to the NFHS Network to watch high school football ALL SEASON LONG!
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