Being Johnathan Gray
these days must be nice.
High School senior and Texas-bound standout tied a national career touchdown record after scoring five in a 68-28 4A Division II playoff win over Corsicana Friday night.
Gray was out of the lineup in the lopsided win, but then re-inserted before scoring on a 36-yard run in the fourth quarter.
He tied the national record of 204 set by Michael Hart of Nedro Onondga (New York) set from 2000-03. Gray also broke his own state single-season touchdown record of 59 and how he has 64.
Gray is after Hart's career national scoring record of 1,246 and entered Friday's game at 1,196. See all of the records
Gray is after.
It was quite a week for the talented back, who on Tuesday was named the Gatorade National Player of the Year.
Aledo goes after its third straight state title next week. See bracket
According to the Star-Telegram
, Gray rushed 22 times for 218 yards and now leads Aledo (13-2) into the state title game on Dec. 16 against Saturday's winner between Calallen and Manvel.
"It was a total team effort tonight," Gray told the newspaper. "To come out here and be going to another state championship is amazing. You live in the moment. Last night was last night and today is today. We came out and left everything on the field."
Aledo also showed off its passing game as Matthew Bishop
completed 10 of 12 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns, both to Michael Mann
, who finished with four catches and 98 yards.