What Lionel Messi and Cristiano continue to produce in the La Liga goal tallies is remarkable, but it’s not even close to the best goal-return per contest in the world. Consider the exploits of Dilan Sayer, an Alabama high school star who has scored an astounding 154 goals across his career at East Limestone High.
In that period, East Limestone has accumulated a record of 48-22-8, with the second round of the state playoffs against Pope John Paul Catholic to come on Tuesday night. Do the math, and you come out with 154 goals in 78 games, or a shade under two per game. Even Messi and Ronaldo can’t compete with that.
Sayer set the new state mark in a 7-0 rout of Elkmont in the first round of the Alabama state playoffs, scoring his team’s first two goals before taking a back seat to some of the team’s other offensive weapons. As if he needed proof that he can be even more explosive on the offensive end, one can simply take a glance at East Limestone’s final regular season match, when Sayer netted four against Tanner in a 5-0 victory.
As for the man himself, he insisted he was relieved that the chase was finally over, allowing him to concentrate on the remainder of the playoffs ahead.
“I don’t have to worry about it anymore,” Sayer told the Athens News Courier. “I’ve just got to keep scoring now. I kind of wanted to break it (Thursday), but it’s okay. I’m just focused on the playoffs now.”
That’s a scary thought for Pope John Paul and any other future East Limestone playoff foes. A completely focused Sayer is a very dangerous one, just like Messi and Ronaldo in their own respective, more grandiose league.