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October 29, 2013

Princeton running back Johnny Frasier sets NCHSAA scoring mark

Junior running back scores 50 points in Princeton’s victory over North Duplin, breaking a 53-year old single-game scoring record

Princeton junior standout Johnny Frasier set the NCHSAA record last Friday with 50 points in the Bulldogs’ 62-6 victory over North Duplin.

Frasier, who has scholarship offers from North Carolina, N.C. State and Duke among others, scored all of his points in the first three quarters of play in the Carolina 1A Conference battle.

He broke a record that has stood for 53 years. Donnie Davis of Hope Mills High School scored 49 points in a 77-0 win over Carthage in 1960.

“We had no idea he’d scored that many,” said Princeton coach Derrick Minor. “You get in the heat of the game and you know he’s scoring a lo,t but there’s part of me that’s still thinking like I did last year where we’d get up 21, 28 points and then have to hang on for dear life because a lot of teams came back on us.”

The record must be approved by the NCHSAA a process the Bulldogs’ head coach said will begin this week.

For the night, Frasier had 486 yards from scrimmage – 410 rushing on just 20 carries and one touchdown reception covering 76 yards. He had touchdown runs of 55, 56, 46, 37, 91, 3 and 62 yards.

His seven rushing touchdowns is one off of the state record for rushing touchdowns in a game, which is shared by four players.

Minor said the team got word on the sideline that Frasier was in reach of more records in the fourth quarter but they weren’t going to put him back in the game just to run up numbers.

The 410-yard rushing effort ranks 24th in state history. Current University of North Carolina running back T.J. Logan ran for 510 yards in the 2012 state 3AA championship game for Northern Guilford.

Princeton moved to 6-3 and 3-1 in the conference with the win. The Bulldogs face Lakewood in a battle for second place in the conference Friday night.

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