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Good Wood: Kansas QB sets record with 659 rushing yards

Senior threw 9 TDs in one of several American Family Insurance ALL-USA Performances of the Week



Manatee (Bradenton, Fla.) QB Cord Sandberg was nearly perfect in a win over Venice (Fla.), completing 13 of 14 passes.

What Conway Springs (Kan.) senior quarterback Tanner Wood did Friday won’t likely be topped in the state soon.

Wood broke a 22-year-old state record, running for 659 yards and nine touchdowns, in a 84-56 defeat of Anthony-Harper Chaparral (Anthony, Kan.) on Friday. The old rushing mark was 488 yards, set in 1998 by Claflin’s Kipp Connell.

The national record is 754, set by John Giannantonio of Netcong (N.J.), in 1950. Wood’s rushing total is the highest known this season by a high school player, surpassing the 643 yards by Aloha (Ore.) running back Thomas Tyner. The 6-foot-4, 240-pound Wood has said he plans to sign with Kansas State.

The rest of this week’s top high school football performances (in alphabetical order):

American Family Insurance ALL-USA Performances of the Week

Shuler Bentley, Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.)
QB, 2014
Threw for seven touchdowns, to five different receivers, in the Rebels’ 72-27 defeat of Mauldin, S.C., on Friday.

Vincent Burton, Blue Hills (Canton, Mass.)
RB, 2013
Ran for 341 yards and five touchdowns Friday in a 36-13 defeat Friday of Bishop Connolly (Fall River, Mass.).

Cameron Pangallo, Bellevue (Ky.)
LB, 2013
Scored two touchdowns off interception returns, one off a fumble recovery and had 10 tackles in a 58-8 defeat of Dayton (Ky.) on Friday.

Austin Rehkow, Central Valley (Spokane Valley, Wash.)
K, 2013
Kicked a state-record 67-yard field goal to force overtime in his team’s 62-55 defeat of Shadle Park (Spokane, Wash.) on Thursday. It tied him for second nationally. The national mark is 68 yards, set by Dirk Borgognone of Reno (Nev.) in 1985.

Cord Sandberg, Manatee (Bradenton, Fla.)
QB, 2013
Completed 13 of 14 passes for three touchdowns and ran for two touchdowns in a 56-27 defeat of Venice (Fla.) on Friday.

Brad Schencker, Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
QB, 2013
Threw for 311 yards and six touchdowns in a 55-20 defeat Friday of Horizon (Scottsdale).

Jerrell Sykes, Coldspring-Oakhurst (Coldspring, Texas)
WR-DB, 2013
Returned a kickoff 100 yards and a punt 60 yards for touchdowns, had a 26-yard touchdown reception, intercepted two passes and recovered two fumbles in a 62-21 win Friday at Hargrave (Huffman, Texas).

Darius Wilson, Amherst County (Amherst, Va.)
WR/DB, 2014
Had three interceptions and caught three touchdown passes in a 62-14 defeat of Jefferson Forest (Forest, Va.) on Friday.

Dontre Wilson, De Soto (Texas)
RB, 2013
Ran for five touchdowns and caught a touchdown pass in a 52-24 defeat of Midlothian (Texas) on Friday.

 

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