PRATTVILLE Prattville has one of the most storied programs in state history, and running back Kingston Davis wants to put himself in the record books.
Davis needs 165 rushing yards in the season finale at Valley on Friday to set the school record for rushing yards in a single season.
Davis – a Michigan commit – has 1,471 yards this season, passing his total from last year and Justin Albert’s 1,457 yards in 2007 for the second best rushing season in school history. Deron Tagger set the record in 2001 with 1,635 yards.
“I’m close to breaking Prattville high schools’ rushing record, and I can probably do it this Friday,” Davis said. “That would mean a lot to go down in the history books.”
This wasn’t the season Davis or any of the Lions were expecting this season. After starting 5-1, Prattville has dropped its last three games and fell out of the playoff race.
While keeping his focus on the final game of his high school career, Davis did admit it hit him that it’s almost over.
“Just got to finish what you started. I’ve been blessed, and I’m just glad I’ve been a part of this program for four years. I truly enjoy it. I’m going to play my heart out this last game,” Davis said.
The emotions were similar for teammate and fellow Michigan commit Dytarious Johnson. The outside linebacker is second on the team with 60 tackles, has grabbed three interceptions, forced a fumble and blocked a punt.
“The mood’s been up and down. Some people’s mind is everywhere, but most people are pushing through to try and win this game for us. We don’t want to finish sloppy. We’re trying to bounce back. We’re not going to playoffs, but we still want to finish with a winning season and look good,” Johnson said. “It’s my last game. Might as well go at it as hard as I can. Play free and hope for the best.”