Parks breaking his own records
By Mike London
MOUNT ULLA ó West Rowan junior tailback K.P. Parks doesn’t have anyone left to chase, so he’s now breaking his own marks.
Parks’ 2,536 rushing yards in 2007 enjoyed a brief run as a school and county record.
Parks bolted for 15 yards on his first touch in Friday’s 35-7 romp over South Point to set a new single-season mark in the county. He finished the evening with 2,645 yards.
Parks extended county career marks to 6,902 rushing yards and 96 TDs.
Parks, who’s been limited by a high ankle sprain, only had 14 carries, but he looked much healthier than he did the previous week. He was spinning past linemen and trucking linebackers.
West established a healthy lead by dominating defensively and getting big special-teams plays from Dominique Noble and Austin Greenwood.
Then the Falcons let Parks and the offensive line go to work on the clock.
“We rode K.P. in the third quarter a little bit,” West coach Scott Young said.
SUPER SOPH: West quarterback B.J. Sherrill ranks second in the county in total offense per game and has produced 1,775 yards. Only Tim Hogue (twice) and Bryan Aycoth have produced more prolific seasons as West QBs.
MONUMENTAL EFFORT:West’s defensive dominance in Friday’s 35-7 win can’t get too much credit. West stopped quarterback Desmond Lowery and fullback Aaron Crumbley, two of the top three rushers in South Point’s stellar history.Lowery’s brother, Devon, was in Mount Ulla. He pitched in five games for the Kansas City Royals in 2008. Devon beat East Rowan 4-3 in the 2001 baseball playoffs and was drafted that year by K.C.