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Florida Running Back Commit Kelvin Taylor Piles on His State Rushing Recods as Glades Day (Fl.) Beats Clawiston (Fl.) 49-34

Glades Day (Fl.) High School followed a monster game from University of Florida bound running back Kelvin Taylor, ESPN’s top running back recruit nationwide, bowling over hosting Clawiston (Fl.) High School 49-34.  Taylor, who had already broken the Florida state records for career rushing yards and touchdowns, continued to add to his totals with 218 yards rushing and 5 touchdowns Friday night against Clawiston.  His totals now stand at 10, 256 yards rushing and 161 career touchdowns.  The record was previously held by Emmitt Smith, who rushed for 8,804 yards and 106 touchdowns in his career at Escambia High School in Pensacola.

The 5-11, 216 pound son of NFL running back Fred Taylor committed to Florida back in February, turning down offers from Alabama, Florida State, Miami (Fl.) and South Carolina.  An elusive back who is adept at making defenders miss tackles, Taylor had touchdown runs for 2, 26, 34 and twice for 18 yards in addition to a 26-yard receiving touchdown on a connection with Glades Day quarterback Josh Carr.

Clawiston also got big efforts from two of their star running backs.  Senior Virthavarious Robinson scored on two rushing touchdowns in the third quarter as Clawison brough the game within 8, until getting put away by Taylor’s fourth touchdown later in the fourth.  The 5-6, 163 pound Robinson is currently undeclared.  Junior Darry West also added a pair of rushing touchdowns in addition to a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.  West is undeclared as well.

Glades Day hosts conference rival Jupiter Christian (Fl.) High School this Friday.  Clawiston will visit Martin County (Fl.) High School that same night.

Stan Grossfield – Globe Staff Photo