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3 more go over 1,000 yards | USA Today High School Sports

Cherokee sophomore quarterback Tye Mintz.

Cherokee sophomore quarterback Tye Mintz.

Three more Western North Carolina football players reached the 1,000-yard mark in an offensive category on Friday night.

Cherokee sophomore Tye Mintz (1,073 yards) hit the benchmark in passing, while the area’s newest 1,000-yard rushers are Pisgah senior Daniel VanVaerenbergh (1,106 yards) and Rosman senior Gage Orr (1,060).

In all, there are now 16 WNC players who have passed or rushed for more than 1,000 yards this season:


Tanner Ellenberger, Brevard

Damien Ferguson, Erwin

Drew Johnson, Christ School

Tye Mintz, Cherokee

Chase Parker, North Buncombe

Casey Ray, McDowell

Michael Schmidt, Hendersonville

Ben Young, Mitchell


Reggie Battle, Asheville

Michael Cantrell, Enka

Sidney Gibbs, Owen

Rico Dowdle, Reynolds

Gage Orr, Rosman

Trey Robinson, Mountain Heritage

Daniel VanVaerenbergh, Pisgah

Jamal Wheeler, Polk County

Note: Erwin’s Ferguson and Hendersonville’s Schmidt have more than 2,000 passing yards.

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