What's the best way to follow up a record-breaking rushing performance? A 10 touchdown game has to be on the list.
As noted by MaxPreps, among other outlets North Central High (Farmersburg, Ind.) superstar fullback Chase VanSchoyck has been completely re-writing the Indiana record books in the span of just two weeks. First, he set a new all-time state single-game rushing mark by accumulating 567 yards in a 71-50 victory against Eastern Greene High (Bloomfield, Ind.).
Seven days later he set a new mark for touchdowns in a single game with 10 and points in a single game with 62 as part of a 93-20 victory against Riverton Parke High (Montezuma, Ind.).
VanSchoyck's 10 touchdowns also tied him for fourth on the national all-time list behind a 1912 Nebraska performance in which a running back crossed the goal line 13 times.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, VanShoyck's two-game outburst has piloted him to the top of the national scoring charts, with 212 points. He's scored 33 touchdowns, 28 of them on the ground. Incredibly, 17 of them have come in the span of two games.
If anyone is wondering how VanShoyck can dominate the Indiana prep football scene so easily, just take a look at his body statistics. The fullback stands 6-foot-1 and 230 pounds, solid for a teenage halfback, and according to his coach brings plenty of speed as well.
"He runs a 4.59 40-yard dash and is a beast in the weight room," North Central athletics director Ryan Kamman told USA Today. "We're pretty lucky he decided to stay here."
North Central was lucky. Riverton Parke and Eastern Greene? Not so much.
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