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We knew going into Friday night that star Yulee (Yulee, Fla.) running back Derrick Henry would get closer to Ken Hall's national career rushing record.

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Derrick Henry, Yulee

We didn't know he'd get this close.

The massive 6-foot-4, 245-pound manchild toyed with Hamilton County (Jasper, Fla) rushing 21 times for 409 yards and six touchdowns in a 56-6 Yulee victory.

Henry now has 11,131 career yards and just needs 102 to break the 58-year mark of legendary Ken Hall. Henry ran for 325 yards and five touchdowns in the first half alone, bringing him within 186 yards of the coveted national record.

The Alabama-bound back expressed his gratitude towards his teammates and coaches when he spoke with MaxPreps about the record before Friday's game.

"I'd be happy because it's something I can share with my coaches and teammates and give everybody something to remember," Henry told MaxPreps senior writer Dave Krider. "I've had a chance to put the town on the map."

Henry will attempt to complete his assault on the national high school football record book at home in next week's playoff opener against Taylor County.