The East Texas stat leaders have been updated according to all the teams that have submitted stats to so far this week, but we'd like to take a little more in-depth look at what these stats mean.

Last week, we simply examined who was atop the leaderboards in each respective statistical category, sometimes pointing out pass-catch combos that had accounted for the majority of each other's stats. But today's installment of "By The Numbers" looks at yards per attempt, whether that attempt is a pass, a carry, or a reception.

The following is a breakdown of East Texas' biggest playmakers from a per attempt basis, starting with passing. The players come from the East Texas stat leaders, but you'll notice that some average more yards per completion/carry/reception than others who may be ahead of them in total yardage.

We'll continue update the East Texas stat leaders, but based on what the coaches have submitted to us so far this week, here's the breakdown of the biggest offensive playmakers through the first four weeks:

Yards per completion

Patrick Mahomes' strong arm and fleet of receivers have helped him to almost 18 yards per completion, which is quite a feat for a quarterback who averages 28.0 pass attempts per game. Tyler Grace's Blake White and Garrison's Cameron Rodriguez are the only other East Texas quarterbacks averaging at least 17.0 yards per completion, and each benefits from one of the top yards-per-catch receivers in the region -- Grace's Kade Clayton and Garrison's Hunter Key.

(minimum 15 passes per game)

  • Patrick Mahomes, Whitehouse -- 17.8
  • Blake White, Tyler Grace -- 17.4
  • Cameron Rodriguez, Garrison -- 17.2
  • Greg Ward, John Tyler -- 16.4
  • Montravious James, Mount Pleasant -- 15.9
  • Dalton Horton, Center -- 15.9
  • J.R. Hill, Tenaha -- 15.1
  • Garrett Truitt, Pittsburg -- 14.3
  • Blake Bogenschutz, Carthage -- 14.2
Yards per carry
No tailback in East Texas has averaged more yards per carry than Rusk's Chaston Bennett, who has exploded for a staggering 17.4 yards per carry on his 12.5 rushes per game in the 4-0 Eagles' first four games. To put that jaw-dropping statistic in better perspective, Bennett would be in the top 10 in yards per catch with that average. East Texas' leading rusher, New Boston's Damien Haskins, is next, despite averaging 17.5 carries per game. That's helped Haskins run away with the scoring lead so far this season. The Memphis commit averages 22.3 points per game thanks to his region-leading 14 rushing touchdowns.
(minimum 10 carries per game)
  • Chaston Bennett, Rusk -- 17.4
  • Damien Haskins, New Boston -- 14.1
  • Garrett Barton, New Diana -- 12.4
  • Kevin Shorter, Newton -- 10.9
  • Wyatt Hairgrove, Joaquin -- 9.7
  • Gunner Baker, Carlisle -- 9.7
  • Joshua Jackson, Big Sandy -- 9.6
  • Jeffrey Wilson, Elkhart -- 9.0
Yards per catch
The top two players in the yards per completion race can thank two of the top three wideouts on the yards per catch leaderboard for some of their success. Whitehouse's Patrick Mahomes has the luxury of throwing to Texas Tech-bound Dylan Cantrell, who has averaged almost 21 yards per grab during the Wildcats' 4-0 start. Only Bullard's Haden Bryant, who's gaining about two and a half first downs per catch, is ahead of Cantrell for the East Texas lead. In third, there's Blake White's favorite target, Grace receiver Kade Clayton, who is slightly ahead of Tenaha's Keontas Davis in the third-place spot. Clayton and Davis each average 19.7 yards per reception after rounding. John Tyler standout and Oklahoma State commit Fred Ross is right on their heels with 19.6 per catch to give East Texas five receivers averaging at least 19 yards per catch entering the final weekend of September.
(minimum 15 receptions)
  • Haden Bryant, Bullard -- 24.0
  • Dylan Cantrell, Whitehouse -- 20.8
  • Kade Clayton, Tyler Grace -- 19.7
  • Keontas Davis, Tenaha -- 19.7
  • Fred Ross, John Tyler -- 19.6
  • Hunter Key, Garrison -- 18.8
  • Sakorey Chandler, Mount Vernon -- 17.9
  • Connor Eiland, Canton -- 17.5
  • Tee Goree, Carthage -- 17.4
  • Jake Parker, Whitehouse -- 16.8
  • Shawn Hooks, Daingerfield -- 16.2
  • K.D. Cannon, Mount Pleasant -- 16.1
  • Colton Wise, Sulphur Springs -- 15.5
  • Jaylon Dews, Whitehouse -- 15.1