Wilcox’s Howard climbing single-season receiving list

Johnathan Howard of Wilcox County leads the state in receiving yards with 1,421 with potentially two games to play. That ranks 11th all-time among seasons recorded by the Georgia High School Football Historians Association. The record for receptions in a season is unknown. Tommy Hudson had 102 in 2010. Tavarres King had 100 in 2007. Howard has 99. Let us know if any seasons that should be included are missing.

1,655 – Demarco Robinson (M.L. King) 2010

1,647 – Da’rick Rogers (Calhoun) 2009

1,641 – Tavarres King (Habersham Central) 2007

1,581 – John Harris (Americus) 2000

1,573 – Stan Rome (Valdosta) 1971

1,453 – Blake Gowder (Union County) 2008

1,436 – Justin Williams (Charlton County) 2005

1,432 – Chris Jackson (Henry County) 2007

1,430 – Jermaine Allen (Americus) 2002

1,426 – Alex Chisum (Sandy Creek) 2010

1,421 – Johnathan Howard (Wilcox County) 2012

1,419 – Malcolm Mitchell (Valdosta) 2010

1,410 – Tommy Hudson (Colquitt County) 2010

1,401 – Chris Slaughter (Peach County) 2005

1,400 – Chris Richards (Cherokee) 1999

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6 comments Add your comment

truth be told

December 5th, 2012
8:00 am

ive seen video on this kid he is playing in a weak classification. He needs alot of work. Im not bashing im just saying. He has height but his route running and speed is in question on the next level


December 5th, 2012
8:34 am

Stan Rome had that many yards in 1971? I didnt think they even knew what passing the football was back then!!!!! WOWWWWW!

Georgia Scout

December 5th, 2012
10:04 am

Have saw him play twice this year in person and hoping to see him this Friday night. Last time was against Irwin Co in November. Not a good route runner, at best average speed for a receiver. Has good height and can go get the ball in the air but he should he is 6-5. If he was average height 6-2 to 6-3 he would be an average receiver. After he started getting hit on bubble screens he gave up, lack of toughness is another concern. He was held to 83 yards recieveing in the Irwin game and 2 td’s which were alley oop passes.

Swamp Lizard

December 5th, 2012
12:53 pm

I don’t care if he is playing Class A ball …. running bad routes …. or doesn’t have the first class speed. NO ONE can take away those yards! I hope he has HEART & a DESIRE to work hard to get to the next level. Johnathan Howard, if you are reading this …. Let no one tell you that you CAN”T …. or your not good enough. I wish you the very best !!


December 5th, 2012
9:23 pm

He has good size which is key. He would be a perfect fit for Gtech, assuming his grades are good and that he can become eligible. I wish him the best of luck.

Todd Holcomb

December 6th, 2012
8:24 am

re: Stan Rome … He played on what probably was the most dominant team in state history at Valdosta in 1971. The coach, Wright Bazemore, was ahead of everybody in the use of the passing game. Rome’s yardage was a national record for a long time. Valdosta played only 13 games. They beat Avondale 62-12 in the championship game, after which Bazemore retired.