Covering High School Sports in America


It was a record-setting eight days for North Central (Farmersburg, Ind.) running back Chase VanSchoyck.

A week ago, VanSchoyck broke the state record for rushing yards in a game with 581 in a 71-50 victory over Eastern Greene.

On Friday, VanSchoyck added the single-game touchdown and points record to his resume by rushing for 10 touchdowns and a two-point conversion in a 93-20 win over Riverton Parke. The 10 touchdowns breaks the old mark of nine set by Walter Peacock of Shortridge (Indianapolis) in 1971. VanSchoyck's 62 points also top Peacock's total of 60.

According to the National Federation of High Schools record book, the 10 rushing touchdowns ranks in a five-way tie for fourth place on the all-time list. John Cook of Beatrice (Neb.) set the record with 13 touchdowns in 1912.

For the season, VanSchoyck has run 144 times for 1,892 yards and 28 touchdowns, including 17 in the last two games. He's scored 33 total touchdowns and has 212 points. His point total and touchdown total currently lead the nation, according to the MaxPreps leaderboards.