Owen sophomore Sidney Gibbs went over the 1,000-yard mark in rushing with his latest effort Friday in a 42-20 home loss to Mitchell.
Gibbs (1,135 yards, 13 touchdowns) had 19 carries for 175 yards and three touchdowns in the Western Highlands Conference game. For the season, he is averaging 9.9 yards per carry and 189.1 yards per game for the Warhorses (1-5, 1-1).
Gibbs is the second Western North Carolina underclassmen to rush for more than 1,000 yards this football season, joining Mountain Heritage sophomore quarterback Trey Robinson.
Here is the updated list of WNC players with 1,000 or more yards (in alphabetical order):
Damien Ferguson, Erwin
Drew Johnson, Christ School
Michael Schmidt, Hendersonville
Michael Cantrell, Enka
Sidney Gibbs, Owen
Rico Dowdle, Reynolds
Trey Robinson, Mountain Heritage
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