Yulee (Fla.) High School's Derrick Henry broke a 27-year old state record when he rushed for a state record 502 yards in the Hornets 45-28 win over Jackson High School Friday night. Henry broke the Florida state record by one yard, which was set by Tampa Bay Tech's Shawn Smith in 1985.â†µ
The four-star recruit had 190 yards alone in the first quarter, and was at 339 yards at the half. Henry would have easily broken the record earlier in the night, but Jackson was able to move the ball effectively in the second half. Harvey and Yulee has only one more opportunity to break the record midway through the fourth quarter.
Yulee had the ball on the Jackson 24-yard line with Henry needing 24 yards to set the record. Harvey rushed for all 24, capped off with his one-yard touchdown run with just over six and a half minutes to go in the game.â†µ
Along with setting the single game record, Henry passed Emmitt Smith for second place in the Florida high school career rushing record books. In an odd twist, Henry and Yulee will take on state rushing record holder Kelvin Taylor and Glades Day School next week. Taylor has over 10,000 career yards in his career with the Gators.â†µ
The 6-foot-3, 243 lb. Henry is currently considering offers from Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia.