Two outstanding individual rushing performances in recent weeks have added some names to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Record Book.
Tyler Royal of North Duplin rambled for 425 yards as his team defeated Princeton 41-20. Royal’s performance is good for a tie for 12th all-time in single-game rushing performances as reported for the record book.
Royal carried the ball a whopping 41 times and scored six touchdowns as North Duplin had 541 yards rushing. Among his touchdown runs were lengthy scampers of 56, 62 and 92 yards. He ran for 250 yards in the first half alone.
Isaac Marsh of Cleveland recently ran for 404 yards and scored five touchdowns in a game against Southern Wayne, as Cleveland rolled by a 53-26 count. The rushing performances were reported in various newspapers, including the Raleigh News and Observer.
Congratulations to these two fine players!