YULEE, Fla. -- Derrick Henry broke one of the most coveted and long-standing records in the history of high school football Friday night.
Henry, a senior at Yulee High, broke Ken Hall's career rushing record. He topped Hall's mark of 11,232 yards with a 52-yard touchdown run against Taylor County in a Class 4A state playoff game.
Henry finished the game with 482 yards and six touchdowns on 58 carries. He ended the night with 11,612 career rushing yards.
It wasn't even his best game of the season. Henry set the Florida state single-game record with 502 rushing yards against a school from Jacksonville.
But it was the career rushing record that piqued the interest of many observers. Hall established the mark from 1950-53 at Sugar Land (Texas). The record had long been considered unbreakable.
But Henry, who has orally committed to play for Alabama next fall, had been steadily closing in on it all season.
"I'm glad for him," Hall told the Florida Times-Union from his home in Fredericksburg, Texas. "I've always said when it's broken I hope they will honor it, be humble about it and realize that they alone didn't do it."
In 10 regular-season games this year, Henry rushed for 3,270 yards and 44 touchdowns. He gained at least 200 yards in every game.
The 6-foot-3, 240-pound back has rushed for at least 100 yards in every game of his high school career.
Henry owns the national record with 45 consecutive games of at least 100 yards.