The great NIC-10 record chase – take two
In the last regular season game of the 2016 football season, Harlem's Brenton Shaw powered past the 26-year-old NIC-10 career rushing record set by Belvidere's Rob Dal Santo.
Shaw would play one more playoff game, finishing with 3,587 yards to Dal Santo's 3,445.
Shaw, who is playing this season at Southwest Minnesota State, may not hold the record long.
Auburn's Daqwuan Bell rushed for 113 yards last night against Freeport, pushing his career total to 2,031 yards. By doing so, he passed Terrell Goldsmith (1995, 1996, 1997) as the school's all-time leading rusher. Bell has eight regular season games and, most likely, some playoff games to Chase down shaw.
Of course, even if he gets 10 games or more, he has quite a hill to climb. If Auburn plays 10 more games, Bell must average 156 yards per game to break the record. That's tough considering the Knights under Dan Appino don't like to feature one back. Montell Clanton's District 205 career record of 2,806 is likely to go, but Shaw should hold on.