Each week the Deseret News collects high school football stats from around the state, with approximately 90% of the coaches submitting their offensive and defensive stats each week.
Here’s a look back at some headliner performances from week 2, and also check out the Deseret News’ complete sortable leaders feature for offense, defense and special teams.
Miles Draper, Syracuse — Had a great day defensively in leading Syracuse to the 31-7 win over Brighton as he recorded 10 tackles and two of the Titans’ six sacks.
Ayden Helm, Mountain Ridge — Helped Mountain Ridge overwhelm Granger 56-12 as he completed 8 of 11 passes for 164 yards and four touchdowns while also running for 26 yards and another score.
Ethan Hearne, Layton — Played a key roll in leading Layton to the 41-19 victory over Northridge as the linebacker recorded six tackles and four sacks.
Maddux Madsen, American Fork — Completed 26 of 38 passes for 446 yards and four touchdowns, and also rushed for a score as American Fork torched Weber 45-14 to improve to 2-0 this preseason.
Jaeden Wright, Pleasant Grove — Rushed the ball 18 times for 112 yards and three touchdowns to lead Pleasant Grove to the thrilling 34-33 win over Maple Mountain.
Jace Welsch, Provo — Showed off his dual-threat ability in the 34-17 win over Box Elder as he passed for 189 yards and then rushed for 165 yards and two more scores on 11 carries.
Chandler Thompson, Murray — Played a key role in Murray’s 42-14 win over Copper Hills on both sides of the ball. Offensively, he caught six passes for 94 yards and then defensively he recorded two interceptions.
Carson Gonzalez, Lehi — Carried the ball 20 times for 171 yards and a score in powering Lehi to the easy 30-7 win over Salem Hills. His 45-yard touchdown run in the first quarter set the tone for the game.
Mapa Vaenuku, Tooele — Had a big impact both offensively and defensively in Tooele’s 41-0 win over Cyprus. Defensively he recorded six tackles and three sacks while offensively he carried the ball seven times for 86 yards and one touchdown.
Kaden Cox, Ridgeline — Completed 25 of 32 passes (78%) for 348 yards and a touchdown as Ridgeline rolled past Stansbury for the 42-14 victory to improve to 2-0 on the season.
Kody Kirk, Logan — Had an incredibly efficient day in leading Logan to the big 50-21 win over Juan Diego as he completed 22 of 32 passes for 295 yards and six touchdowns.
Hunter Johnson, Snow Canyon — Passed for 197 yards and two touchdowns and then also rushed for 87 yards as he accounted for most of the Warriors’ offense in the hard-fought 20-7 win over visiting Morgan.
Keaton Rich, Carbon — Had a great day offensively in leading Carbon to the 41-34 win over Cottonwood as Rich carried the ball 17 times for 157 yards and three touchdowns while also passing for 188 yards and two more scores.
Jace Palmer, San Juan — Summit Academy’s defense had no answer for San Juan’s quarterback as he completed 21 of 31 passes for 326 yards and four touchdowns to go along with a rushing touchdown in the 48-29 victory.
Yahir Morales, Ogden — Caught eight passes for 125 yards and a touchdown while also rushing for 47 yards to lead the Tigers to the 31-21 win over Providence Hall.
Andrew Mower, North Sanpete — Recorded 12 tackles to spearhead North Sanpete’s 27-0 win over Emery to go along with his six catches for 46 yards and a touchdown offensively.
KC Whitaker, Millard — Powered Millard to the 41-27 victory over Kanab as he carried the ball 16 times for 176 yards and two touchdowns while also recording four tackles defensively.
Josh Jackson, Delta — Carried the ball 12 times for 90 yards and two touchdowns to lead Delta to the 14-7 win over Manti.
Jack Hansen, Gunnison Valley — Helped Gunnison Valley open the season with a 42-28 win over Monticello as he completed 6 of 11 passes for 148 yards and three touchdowns to go along with his 104 yards on the ground and another score.
Jessaia Moala, Layton Christian — Had a big day on the ground carrying the ball 16 times for 150 yards and three touchdowns to lead Layton Christian to the lopsided 60-6 victory over Ben Lomond.