Faces in the Crowd: October 20, 2014
Kellen, a senior running back at Troy High, rushed for 326 yards and six touchdowns on 17 carries in an 88-50 eight-man win over Lapwai High. He also had 99 receiving yards for two TDs, returned an interception and a kickoff for scores, and threw a 61-yard TD pass. Through seven games he had 1,922 all-purpose yards and 30 scores.
Jac'cara, a junior outside hitter who leads Florida's No. 1-ranked P.K. Yonge School in kills (261) and digs (212), had a match-high 20 kills in a 3-1 win over Bishop Moore. Last month she led the Blue Wave to the Berkeley Premier Tournament final, where they fell 2-0 to national No. 1 Mercy High of Louisville. She has verbally committed to Mississippi State.
Grant, a senior at Grand Blanc High, won the Portage invitational in 14:42.9, one second off the course mark held by former U.S. 5K record holder Dathan Ritzenhein. Last year's Foot Locker national champion, Dream Mile titlist and Gatorade boys' runner of the year, Grant won his first race of '14 with a 15:22.3 at the Jackson Invitational.
Laura, a senior kicker at Castle High, converted all five of her extra point attempts and booted a 28-yard field goal in a 38-6 win over McKinley High; she also had a tackle after a 41-yard field goal try was blocked. Laura, who joined the Knights last year, ended the season tied for second on the team in scoring with 24 points.
Anderson, a senior at Jacksonville (Ala.) State, tied the single-round NCAA record with a 12-under 60 in the final 18 holes of the Golfweek Program Challenge at True Blue Golf Course on Pawley's Island, S.C. He won by five strokes with a 19-under 197. Anderson's total broke his own school record of 201, which he set in winning the same event in 2011.
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