Alabama commitment Derrick Henry rushed for 455 yards and five touchdowns to lead Yulee (Fla.) High to a 56-30 win over West Nassau tonight.
The win clinched the Florida District 2-4A championship and put Henry at 10,479 career yards.
He is getting within shouting distance of the national high school career rushing record, which was set by Ken Hall during 1950-53 at Sugar Land (Texas) High. Hall rushed for 11,232 yards for Sugar Land before playing for Bear Bryant at Texas A&M.
The national record book counts only the ninth through 12th grades, so some running backs have more overall yards than Henry because they played varsity as eighth graders.
The all-time list
1, Ken Hall, Sugar Land (Texas), 1950-53, 11,232
2, Mike Hart, Onondaga (Nedrow, N.Y.), 2000-03, 11,045
3, Kevin Parks Jr., West Roan (Mt. Ulla, N.C.), 2006-09, 10,895
4, Johnathan Gray, Aledo (Texas), 2008-11, 10,889
5, Derrick Henry, Yulee (Fla.), 2009-12, 10,479
6, Traylon Shead, Cayuga (Texas), 2006-09, 10,298
7, Toney Baker, Ragsdale (Jamestown, N.C.), 2001-04, 10,241
8, Terrance Wilkes, Wadley (Ala.), 2003-06, 9,668
9, Toby Gerhart, Norco (Calif.), 2002-05, 9,662
10, Troy Fleming, Battle Ground (Franklin, Tenn.), 1995-98, 9,442