According to multiple online reports, Alabama commitment Derrick Henry rushed for 409 yards tonight, which leaves him 102 short of the national career rushing yards record.
Henry also scored six touchdowns in Yulee (Fla.) High’s 56-6 win over Hamilton County. He got his yards on only 21 carries. Yulee (7-3) will face Taylor County in the Florida Class 4A state playoffs next week.
Henry, who is 6-foot-3 and 240 pounds, has 3,266 yards this season in 10 games for Yulee. Different people are giving different figures, but we’ve tried to go with statistics published by the Florida Times-Union, which is based in Jacksonville, Fla., and is Yulee’s hometown newspaper. Henry’s yards broke the Florida season rushing record of 3,011 yards set in 1996 by Travis Henry, who played at Tennessee and in the NFL.
The all-time list
1, Ken Hall, Sugar Land (Texas), 1950-53, 11,232
2, Derrick Henry, Yulee (Fla.), 2009-12, 11,130
3, Mike Hart, Onondaga (Nedrow, N.Y.), 2000-03, 11,045
4, Kevin Parks Jr., West Roan (Mt. Ulla, N.C.), 2006-09, 10,895
5, Johnathan Gray, Aledo (Texas), 2008-11, 10,889
6, Traylon Shead, Cayuga (Texas), 2006-09, 10,298
7, Toney Baker, Ragsdale (Jamestown, N.C.), 2001-04, 10,241
8, Kevin Taylor, Glades Day (Belle Glade, Fla.), 2009-12, 10,115
9, Terrance Wilkes, Wadley (Ala.), 2003-06, 9,668
10, Toby Gerhart, Norco (Calif.), 2002-05, 9,662
The national record book counts only the ninth through 12th grades, so Taylor has more overall yards than Henry because he played varsity as an eighth grader. Taylor has 11,659, including his eighth-grade numbers, entering tonight’s action.