Saturday, September 30, 2006


Run Forest Run

West Virgina High School Football star Paul McCoy literally ran into the record books. McCoy rushed for a national high school-record 661 yards and scored 10 touchdowns Friday. McCoy surpassed his recent impressive performance versus Shelby Valley (not Shelbyville).

McCoy, who had 25 carries in Matewan's 64-0 win over Burch, ran for 496 yards just on his touchdown runs, which covered 69, 20, 52, 56, 52, 20, 31, 84, 87 and 25 yards.
The National Federation of State High School Associations lists the national record as 619 yards, set by Ronney Jenkins of Oxnard, Calif., in 1995.

McCoy's 10 touchdowns would tie him with two others for the second most nationally. The unbelievable record is 12 set by Ken Pearson of Hugo, Colo., in 1930.

McCoy, who is averaging 364 yards per game, has 1,820 rushing yards and 26 touchdowns this season.

Me thinks he has a future.

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