Senior running back and Wisconsin Badgers commit Austin Ramesh is having a great last year of high school football. The Northland Pines Eagles tailback is a big reason why he and the rest of his team is off to a 6-0 start and ready for a deep run into the playoffs.
In six games this year, Ramesh has rushed for 1,254 yards and 14 touchdowns. Ramesh is averaging 10.8 yards per carry and is rushing for an average of 209 yards per game. He is currently fifth in the state of Wisconsin for rushing yards this season, sixth in average yards per game, and is one touchdown away from cracking the top ten for most rushing touchdowns.
Ramesh’s best game this season so far came back in the first game when the Eagles were able to escape with a victory against the Calumet Copper Kings 30-28. In that game Ramesh rushed for 321 yards on 21 carries (15.3 yards per carry average) and scored two touchdowns in the win for the Eagles.
To put his numbers in perspective, last year Ramesh rushed for 2,236 yards, 19 touchdowns and averaged 226.3 yards per game. At the six game mark last year, Ramesh already rushed for 1,367 yards (a 441 yard game helped that cause) and 11 touchdowns.
For Ramesh to hit last year’s total rushing yards total, he will have to have some big games. I see him surpassing his touchdown total from a year ago with ease, but it will take some work to rush for more yards. Keep in mind though that this year’s regular season only has eight games compared to last year’s nine. Ramesh could reach his total yards from a year ago if him and the Eagles are able to make a decent playoff run.