Arizona high school running back D.J. Foster had statistically one of the top performances in high school football history last Friday when he ran for 508 yards and scored 10 touchdowns in a playoff game.

It’s hard to imagine he could be much better than his effort in Saguaro’s 81-48 victory over Peoria (Ariz.) Sunrise Mountain in the first round of the Arizona Division III playoffs.

Foster’s 10 touchdowns broke the Arizona state record. And while it’s unclear if anyone else has had 10 TDs, no one has had more than 10 in the past 40 years, according to the National High School Sports Record book.

Two players recorded 11 during the 1968 season. The all-time national record is 13, set by Ricky Lanier in North Carolina in 1967.

Foster only carried the ball 20 times to reach 508 yards – an average of just over 25 yards per carry. His longest run was 80 and it went for one of his seven rushing touchdowns. He also caught three touchdown passes.

Foster, a 5-11, 180-pound senior, is one of top recruits in the nation. He is ranked as the fifth-best running back nationwide and the 84th best overall recruit. Wanted by most big-name schools, Foster has said he’s down to choosing between Arizona State and Oregon.

 

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