Heard County running back Duranta Dunson rushed for 463 yards in his team’s first-round loss to Jefferson on Friday, according to Heard County officials who reviewed film after the game.
That put him 13 yard shy of a single-game state record set in 1999 by Don Calloway of Miller County.
Dunson was credited with 511 and 486 yards rushing in statistics kept by media and school officials during the game, but most teams do not make statistics official until reviewing the film. Heard County set the officially tally at 463 on Sunday.
”I have done our stats off our film and two others have also and what we came up with is 28 carries for 463 and five touchdowns and also had 10 tackles at free safety and played every play,” said Heard assistant coach D.J. Curbow, who compiles the team’s statistics. “I think our head coach was going to try to get Jefferson’s film to make sure we didn’t leave off a play, but these are the official HC stats.”
For the season, Dunson had 154 carries for 2,193 starts and 39 touchdowns. He averaged 14.2 yards per carry. He also had 103 tackles and for interceptions.
Jefferson won the game 61-57.