McLOUD — Chris High knows there's an element of pride in being the running back at Douglass.
A long list of talented runners have played the position for the Trojans, regularly one of the best rushing teams in the state, and High is trying to elevate his game to the standard those players set.
The Douglass senior met the mark Thursday night, rushing for 198 yards and four touchdowns on just nine carries to power the Trojans to a 41-17 win at McLoud.
“It means a lot to be the running back here,” High said. “The team is counting on you, and I'm counting on the team. We got to roll together.”
High, 6-foot, 185 pounds, surpassed the 1,000-yard mark Thursday, now with 1,138 yards and 12 touchdowns on just 86 rushing attempts, an average of 13.2 yards per carry.
“He's been pretty special,” Douglass coach Willis Alexander said. “Chris is playing really well, but first of all, the offensive line is playing better. We knew once they came along, we knew what we had in Chris and Chavez Wyatt, who is running the ball well, too.”
High, who has a scholarship offer from Morgan State, an FCS program, has enjoyed watching the young Trojan offensive line grow up this season, seeing the inexperienced unit continue to blossom.