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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Ansonia's Newsome featured on Max Preps

Ansonia junior running back Arkeel Newsome, the reigning Register player of the year, was featured in an article on Max The article states that Newsome has the potential to eclipse the national mark for rushing yards in a career (11,232) set by Ken Hall of Sugar Land, Texas from 1950-1953.


They are crowning achievements that stand as magically in sports history as the fabled athletes who scripted them:

Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak. Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point NBA game. Jack Nicklaus' 18 major golf titles. Jerry Rice's 208 NFL touchdown catches. Wayne Gretzky's 215 points in one NHL season. Pele's 1,279 soccer goals scored. Cal Ripken's 2,632 consecutive games played.

High school football has one, too, similarly revered and mystical yet seemingly just as unreachable for six decades: the 11,232 career rushing yards compiled by Ken Hall of Sugar Land (Texas) from 1950 to 1953.

In prep parlance, Hall is the Babe Ruth of high school football. This Bambino was known as the Sugar Land Express.

An unreachable record for nearly 60 years? Without question. A record within the sights today of Ansonia (Conn.) junior sensation Arkeel Newsome? Could be.


Last season, Newsome rushed  313 times for 3,763 yards and 58 touchdowns.
Newsome has career totals of 610 carries, 4,372 yards and 70 touchdowns.

Below is a video posted with the article. 

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