This Week’s Featured Player of the Week is Sun Valley Spartans QB Sam Howell. This will be Howell’s third selection this season by the Tri-W-News. The senior quarterback continues to accumulate tremendous numbers as a multiple threat threw the air and on the ground for the Spartans potent attack.
In the passing game Howell has completed 66/118 passes for 1338 yards for a .559 completion percentage. He is averaging 20.3 yards per completion and 267.6 yards per game threw the air. He has completed 15 touchdown passes and averages 3 TD’s per game. His overall QB rating is 124.9.
In the running game he has rushed for 61 carries accumulating 563 yards. He is averaging 9.2 yards per carry, 112.6 yards per game including 6 touchdowns. His longest rush from scrimmage to date is 24 yards.
Howell has averaged through the first 5 games 380.2 yards per game and has a combined total of 1901 yards and 21 TD’s on the season.
As of this writing we do not have the game statistics available in the Spartans 53-7 win over Parkwood. However, we must assume Howell had another huge game and is just adding to his outstanding weekly performance. If Friday nights results include just his weekly season average of 380.2 combined yards he remains on top of the pack in six games played this season.
Howell and Sun Valley will have a major test and challenge from mighty Charlotte Catholic next week on the road. Catholic shut-out Weddington 20-0 who entered the game 5-0.
Congratulations Sam for your selection!