There were some incredible individual performances over the weekend in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state football championships.
T.J. Logan of Northern Guilford set the NCHSAA all-time rushing record in a single game. Logan carried 28 times for a whopping 510 yards and eight touchdowns in the NCHSAA 3-AA championship game as Northern Guilford won over Charlotte Catholic 64-26. His scoring runs were 46, 27, 80, 85, 19, 14, 82 and 73 yards.
The previous record was held by Akile Jones of Lejeune, who had rushed for 490 yards in a 2011 regular season game against Dixon, which Lejeune won 47-30.
Logan’s eight touchdowns equaled the record for rushing TDs in a game that had previous been set by Mike Hill of Harnett Central in 2003 in a 62-28 victory over South Johnston. The eight touchdowns is the most in the modern era in a championship game.
Swain County’s Raymius Smith threw for the most yards ever in an NCHSAA championship contest, completing 22 of 35 for 426 yards, but the Maroon Devils fell to Southwest Onslow 44-34 in the 1-AA final at Carter-Finley Stadium.
Greg Tisho caught 13 of those for 261 yards, also state final marks.