Morgan running back Jake Ward could become seventh player ever to reach 6,000 yards

CLINTON, Conn. (WTNH)–Barring a crazy series of events, the Morgan Huskies will not make the high school football playoffs and the career of star running back Jake Ward will come to an end on Friday night.

But before his career comes to an end, the Huskies all-time leading rusher is trying to add his name to another record book.

Ward needs just 159 yards against Old Saybrook to top 6 thousand for his career. Just six running backs have ever done that in the state of Connecticut.

Here is the full list:

1. Arkeel Newsome, Ansonia (10,672)

2. Alex Thomas, Ansonia (8,279)

3. Tim Washington, Bristol Central (7,712)

4. Harold Cooper, Hillhouse (6,661)

5. Nathan Pagan, Newingtown (6,262)

6. Andrew Pinnock, Bloomfield (6,012)

While team goals come first for Ward, this is a pretty big individual accomplishment.

“To be on that list of top in the state, it would be crazy. It’s a humbling experience, it’s what a kid dreams about,” Ward said. “It’s a nice thing to have going into to college and the future.”

“It’s a huge accomplishment, considering the size of this team, where we were a couple of years ago, but it’s all a credit to the kids, and a credit to Jake himself. He’s a phenomenal back, and a phenomenal kid.”

Morgan hosts Old Saybrook Friday night at 6:30 p.m. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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