Wade Leavitt of Pahranagat Valley is third among the scoring leaders in all of southern Nevada high school football, as of the week of Sept. 18.
According to statistics published in NevadaPreps and the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Leavitt has 52 points on eight touchdowns and two 2-point conversions. He is behind Ty Flanagan of Mohave and Scott May of Tonopah, both of whom have nine touchdowns and 54 points.
And Leavitt, along with Tabor Maxwell of Pahranagat Valley, and Preston Robbins of Lincoln, are on the leaders list in other categories as well
Maxwell is listed at No. 9 among quarterbacks in all classifications. Pahranagat Valley was off last week, so the numbers are current through Sept. 18. He is 22-for-29 passing, (75.8 percent), 443 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions.
McClain O’Connor for Lincoln High is 5-for-24 (20.8 percent), 56 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in an offense that is primarily run oriented.
Kenyon Oblad of Liberty is the Southern Nevada passing leader after four games going into this week’s action with 44-for-73 (60.2 percent), 624 yards, five touchdowns, three interceptions.
Robbins of Lincoln has rushed the ball 24 times for 297 yards, and two touchdowns. Leavitt has 13 carries for 294 yards and six touchdowns.
Derek Shumway for Lincoln has 13 rushes for 138 yards and two TDs, and Jordan Cryts for PVHS has nine carries, 102 yards and two touchdowns. Career stats for Robbins and Shumway were not available
In receiving, Leavitt has five catches for 141 yards and two touchdowns. Teammate Christian Higbee has seven receptions for 126 yards and one touchdown.
O’Connor and Cryts both have two pass interceptions on the season to date.
In 2013, Leavitt had 1,334 yards rushing on 142 carries and 15 touchdowns as a junior, along with 854 receiving yards on 48 catches.
For his career at PVHS, he has 2,578 rushing yards on 296 carries, 29 rushing touchdowns and 22 pass receiving TDs for a total of 4,289 All-purpose yards, which puts him right behind Brady Whipple’s school record of 4,367 yards (2005-2008). He is also second in the NIAA Division IV record book for most career net rushing yards behind the 5,012 of Chance Kretschmer of Tonopah (1996-1999).
This week, both Lincoln and Alamo are in action meeting league opponents Friday night. Alamo hosts Tonopah and Lincoln is at Agassi Prep.
A team that might warrant watching in the Southern Division IV are the Sandy Valley Sidewinders. They are 3-0 on the season, winning all their games on the road, including 40-18 at Round Mountain last week.
Sandy Valley now has four of their next six games at home. The toughest stretch is likely to be the two remaining away games, at Pahranagat Valley Oct. 17 and Spring Mountain Oct. 24.
The Sidewinders were 5-4 last year and just missed making their first ever playoff appearance.