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Derrick Henry, Yulee

The spectacular career of Derrick Henry has come to an end, but not without a couple more records falling by the wayside.

Yulee (Yulee, Fla.) lost to Bolles 45-35 in the Florida 4A state semifinals Friday, but Henry still managed to put up some spectacular numbers. Unofficially he carried the ball 45 times for 316 yards and four touchdowns, including a 65-yarder late in the fourth quarter.

Henry finishes the season with 464 carries for 4,260 yards and 55 touchdowns. All three marks are Florida state single-season records. The 464 carries ranks third all-time nationally, as does the yardage total. Henry breaks the Florida single season record of 4,087, held by Travis Henry of Frostproof.

Henry also went over 100 yards rushing for the 47th straight game. Henry had long ago established the record for consecutive 100-yard games, but this one tied him for second all-time for total 100-yard performances. The record is 55 by Kevin Parks of West Rowan (Mount Ulla, N.C.).

For career yardage, Henry finishes with 12,121, giving him the Florida state record in that category. Kelvin Taylor set the record of 12,019 yards last week, according to the Florida Sun Sentinel. Henry has 1,389 career carries, which is also a new national record. Parks held the previous mark of 1,370.

Henry finished with 153 career touchdowns. The total ranks second all-time in Florida to Taylor, who ended his career with 192 touchdowns.