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Nations top back breaks records

The city of Jacksonville has a new career rushing and rushing touchdown leader. And his name is Ciatrick Fason.
The nation's top running back upped his total for the season to 1,786 yards, and he set both records in impressive fashion.
In Fletcher's 41-0 win against Orange Park last night, Fason left no doubt about breaking Willie McClendon's area career rushing record of 6,912 yards.
Needing 32 yards for the record, Fason took a handoff from his own 7-yard line, bounced outside and outraced the Orange Park secondary for a 93-yard touchdown run.
“It was like a weight was lifted off my shoulders,” Fason said.
“I’m going after the 2,500-yard mark and hopefully to get up to No. 2 in total yards. I can’t reach Emmitt Smith, but I can get close. I want a state title, too. We’re 7-1, and I think we’re going to go deep in the playoffs.”
So is he still taking his game to Gainesville?
“I’m still a Gator,” Fason said.
“I’ve got some phone numbers, and I’m calling a few of the guys that we want to come to Florida. I’m going to get them. I told them to bring me in for my visit when all of the good recruits are going to be there. That’s the plan.”
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