Following his 218-yard performance in a 49-34 win over Clewiston (Fla.), Glades Day (Belle Glade, Fla.) running back Kelvin Taylor moved into sixth place on the all-time national high school rushing yardage list.
But there is one catch.
Taylor is not officially No. 6, according to the National Federation of High Schools, which keeps track of such records. Since Taylor gained more than 1,600 yards as an eighth grader, his official total is closer to 9,000 yards. The kicker here, however, is that the record keepers in the state of Florida include Taylor's eighth grade rushing totals when considering him as the state's all-time leading rusher.
So with just less than 1,000 yards left to pass all-time great Ken Hall, who is the official national record holder with 11,232 yards, Taylor could hold the Florida state record with a total greater than Hall's, but he could still end up lower than Hall on the all-time list, according to the NFHS.
So whatever happened to the running backs on the official Top 10 all-time rushing yardage list? Here's a look at nine of those running backs with the unofficial Taylor thrown in.11,232 - Ken Hall, Sugar Land (Texas), 1950-53
At one time, Hall held nearly every major rushing and scoring mark in the National Federation of High Schools Record Book
. While many of his scoring records have fallen, his career rushing record remains the most prized record for all high school running backs
. Hall never did quite translate his high school prowess to the next level, as he was a part-time player under Paul "Bear" Bryant at Texas A&M and he played only a few seasons in the NFL with four different teams. He lends his name to the Kenneth Hall Trophy, which is given to the top high school player in the country.