Not a good night for National Player of the Year favorite Derrick Henry
The 6-foot-3, 240-pound senior was sensational again, rushing for 242 yards and three touchdowns. But his Yulee (Fla.)
squad fell to 6-3 on the season following a 42-22 defeat to host Trinity Christian (Jacksonville)
It took Henry a season-high 45 carries to get past the 200-yard mark. His 5.38 yards per carry were a season low.
He now has 10,690 career yards, which means he's 542 yards from catching the 59-year national mark of Ken Hall at 11,232.
Henry, who ranks fifth on the national career list, now has a week off before Yulee closes the regular season at Hamilton County. It's doubtful the Alabama commit could pile up the record-breaking number then, but more likely in a home playoff game the following week.
Henry could use the week off. He's carried the ball 298 times – 33 times per game – for 2,866 yards and 38 touchdowns this season.
Lost somewhat in Henry's performance was the sensational outing of Florida commit Nick Washington
who, according to Jacksonville News staff writer and MaxPreps correspondent Justin Barney
, rushed just eight times for 215 yards and three touchdowns.
Washington lined up at running back, quarterback and wide receiver.
"You can see why he's a sought-after player," Yulee coach Bobby Ramsay told Barney. "He is very, very good on both sides of the ball. He's a big one, but they've got a lot of good players over there."