November 20, 2007

King closing in on receiving record

One of the top prospects in Georgia is wide receiver Tavarres King. King is a long and slender speedster that does everything needed to help Habersham Central win football games. He is a team player first, but the team has needed him this year and he has delivered. T.K. has delivered so much that he is on the verge of breaking the all time single season yards record for a receiver in the state of Georgia.

"It would be nice to break the record and to own that, but that is not my number one goal this weekend," said King.

King is a team player first without a doubt and he is focused on Cherokee and getting a victory in the second round of the playoffs. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound smooth receiver led Habersham Central to victory over a tough Marist team 24-7 last week.

While doing that, King put up good numbers again. He finished with 154 yards on 12 catches and 1 touchdown. Those stats take him closer to the receiving yards record in Georgia which is held by former Americus receiver John Harris. Harris had 1,581 yards in 2000 and King sits at 1,436 yards now, just 145 yards away.

The Georgia commitment has averaged over 130 yards a game this season and if he has another typical night he will own the record. King knows how close he is, but he is not thinking too much about it.

"Me and my dad talked about it on Sunday and then me and Bo Hatchett (Habersham Central QB) talked about it too. Bo thinks I will get it and we want him to get his record too. He is around 500-yards from tenth place all time in passing yards for a quarterback in Georgia."

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