This is why you do the full-field wind sprints, folks.
During Currituck County’s season opener against fellow North Carolina squad Camden County, Cameron Whitehurst found himself handed the ball at the 28-yard line. The running back started by heading right into the teeth of the Camden County defense, nearly losing his jersey twice before wriggling free and reversing field. He retreated more than 10 yards into the backfield before picking up a pair of blocks and taking off for the races along the sideline.
When Whitehurst eventually reached the end zone some 24 seconds later, he got credit for 72 yards but had actually traveled closer to 100. And he’d done it all under heavy durress and with Camden County defenders on his tail. They never caught him, despite all the distance he’d already put in before finally reaching the far sideline, underlining that Whitehurst is both A) tough, B) determined, and C) blessed with significant endurance. They all served him well on his biggest carry of the year so far.