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October 18, 2013

ND's Lengacher races into the record book

ELNORA — Colton Lengacher is a sight to see in the open field — no defender truly wants a piece of No. 36 on Friday night’s. The 6-1, 242 pound bruising runner leaves wreckage in his path no matter the opponent.

While watching him burst through the offensive line all the way through the secondary, it’s hard to figure out what’s more impressive — the speed or the strength?

The North Daviess senior tailback will play his final regular-season home game tonight at Cougar Valley against Springs Valley, in the final stages of a high school career that stacks up against any one offensive player that has ever worn a Cougar uniform in the Scotty Helms era.

Helms is in his 19th season at North Daviess and has compiled a record of 108-94. Helms has seen plenty of talent walk through the North Daviess locker room, but none that maximized theirs as well as Lengacher.

“He’s obviously spent countless hours in the weight room and a lot of time getting faster,” Helms said. “For the offense that we run and the things that we’re trying to do, he’s probably the best offensive player I’ve coached. With Colton (Lengacher), he mixes those rare tangibles — a lot of times at the high school level you’ll get a kid that’s really fast, but doesn’t work real hard — you’ll get a kid with a lot of talent that doesn’t reach his potential. Then you’ll get a kid with very little or no talent that gets more out of it than what you expected. Colton wraps up the strength, the hard work, the speed, the power, vision a running back needs and the talent to explode. He has all those intangibles — I don’t think we’ve had another player who has possessed them.”

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