Sep 7, 2010
Jarrod Spears (Harnett Central)
Harnett Central running back Jarrod Spears tied a state record against Western Harnett on Friday.
Against the cross-county rival, Spears broke a 95-yard kick return for a touchdown, his third of the season. That tied the state record for most kick returns for touchdowns, just three weeks into the season.
In week one, Spears broke two kickoff returns for touchdowns against Apex. That performance tied the state record for most in a single game.
Spears, who has offers from Cornell and Western Carolina, has plenty of time to set the record for most kick returns for touchdowns in a single season. He has already posted 270-yards off kick returns.
On offense, Spears has carried the ball 28 times for 287-yards and four touchdowns. He has also caught 12 passes for 201-yards and three scores. He is responsible 60-points already this season.
Harnett Central will play host to Overhills this week before opening up conference play at home against East Wake on Sept. 17.