A month ago, Sheehan (Wallingford, Conn.) senior running back Zach Davis broke the state record for touchdowns (10) and yards (541) in a single game.
On Thanksgiving, Davis further left his imprint on the state’s record books by one-upping himself. Actually, two-upping, if we go by yards. Davis carried the ball 26 times for a new state record of 543 yards and seven touchdowns in a 58-22 win over fellow Wallingford school Lyman Hall in the Carini Bowl.
In concluding his high school career, Davis lifted his team to a 6-4 record and a Southern Connecticut Conference Division III title. He also now has three of the top five single-game rushing performances in state history. Davis finished his season with 3,588 rushing yards, the fourth-most in state history. His 52 touchdowns this season are the third-most in state history.
One of the more remarkable aspects of Davis’ prolific season is that he was mostly a receiver until this point in his career. He may reprise that role again in college, bit for now, he is one of the most productive running backs his state has ever seen.
Davis wasn’t the only one breaking records in the Nutmeg State on Turkey Day. Foran (Milford, Conn.) wide receiver Brett Huber set the state’s new single-season receptions record by reaching 106 in a win over Milford’s Law. He finished his career with 208 catches, which is second all-time to current Notre Dame (West Haven, Conn.) standout Nico Ragaini, who has 214 with at least one playoff game left.
It’s been a record year in Conn. And Zach Davis was at the forefront.