Update: Heard County RB just short of state record

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.

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Drock13

November 23rd, 2013
6:49 am

Saw this kid last year. I stated two months ago that he was the most underrated junior in GA. He is a great a DB as well

Paddy.......

November 23rd, 2013
7:49 am

Drock13…….why is he so underrated? Does he not have schools interested in him? Hard to be underrated when the evaluation process is just getting started for colleges for 2015 signing class. Do you know what his measurables might be?

Paddy.......

November 23rd, 2013
7:53 am

Sorry, I see now that he is 5′9″ 175lbs.

Ksto

November 23rd, 2013
9:10 am

I saw him last night. Kid is a beast. Great vision and speed. He will be a 3 or 4 star recruit.

Dekalb Co Guy

November 23rd, 2013
9:34 am

I saw him play a couple of games this year too. The kid has unbelievable speed. They use him in a lot of ways. And Drock is right, he is a great DB too. Saw him return 2 interceptions for TDs within about 30 seconds of each other in a game this year. Not sure who is recruiting him, but would have to think UGA has them on their radar. They have a commitment from their big senior OL. So am sure they will be looking at him too.

Phil the Fan

November 23rd, 2013
11:36 am

Does anyone remember if Don Calloway of Miller Co. back in ‘99 played college ball?

Old Bear

November 23rd, 2013
1:26 pm

I saw this score and thought a basketball game got mixed in with the football playoffs.

TROJAN2010

November 23rd, 2013
3:02 pm

He put his team on his back last night.. if only his defense could gotten a stop or two.. big time play maker..

Prep Zone

November 23rd, 2013
4:10 pm

Calloway played his college ball at MTSU. Not sure what he is up to now.

Phil the Fan

November 23rd, 2013
4:42 pm

Thanks Prep Zone. Right on top of the situation!

heard co. fan

November 23rd, 2013
9:13 pm

He is also a great guy. Very quite and works hard in school. His grades and attitude will not be a problem at all. One of the best backs I have ever got to watch. I hope someone will reward him next year for be a class act and great role model.

Buford Recruiter

November 23rd, 2013
10:15 pm

We’ll bring him in for evaluations during the summer…..if he can make the team we will reward his family handsomely.

New Info

November 24th, 2013
6:20 am

“The jury was out on this one late Friday night and into Saturday, but HC coach Tim Barron confirmed Saturday evening that after reviewing the game film, the staff officially had it at 463 yards and five touchdowns on 28 carries.” Sunday 11/24/13 Times Georgian.

Drock13

November 24th, 2013
7:56 am

After I saw him last year I said this kid who is probably closer to 5′8 will be a steal for some college. He is a fierce hitter on defense as well.

Gaboy

November 24th, 2013
11:49 am

He is my younger cousin and yes he is flying under the radar. His numbers are better than his older cousin and my brother Walter Dunson, Jr. who played college ball at MTSU and couple years in the NFL. He will be heavily recruited next year. As much as I hate GT, but he will fit well in that type of offense.