Every week, we take a look at a few interesting statistics from our coverage of Republic athletics in a feature we call By the Numbers.

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The number of yards per rushing attempt by the Tigers through two games. Avery Moody is averaging 15 yards per carry, and Connor Sandridge and Ezekiel Meads are each averaging about nine yards per carry.
The number of sacks by the Republic defense through two weeks. The Tigers have 16 tackles for loss, led by Kendall Curbow, with three.
The number of Republic cross country runners who earned medals at the first meet of the season: Miha Nambara, Kristin Probst, Misora Nambara, and Ethan Haynes. The Lady Tigers finished fourth as a team in a field of 25 schools, and the Tigers were 14th out of 32 teams.
The OPS (on-base pct. plus slugging pct.) for EmmaLee Essary through eight games. Essary has a slugging percentage of 1.091, with three triples and three home runs. She leads the team in all of those categories.
The hitting percentage for junior Avery Riggs, who leads the team in that category. Riggs has 31 kills, second on the team, and just eight attack errors on 65 attack attempts through the Lady Tigers' first eight matches.
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