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October 18, 2013

ND's Lengacher races into the record book


In eight games this season, Lengacher has 2,001 yards and 25 touchdowns on 209 carries. In his career at North Daviess, Lengacher has amassed 5,327 yards on the ground. He has scored 67 touchdowns in his career.

Going into tonight’s game against Springs Valley, he stands a mere 26 yards from breaking the North Daviess career rushing mark set by Ryan Webster in 2009, and 281 yards short of Webster’s single season mark. After starting at linebacker his freshman year, Lengacher’s solid sophomore season as tailback gave him the confidence to see his sights on North Daviess record book.

“After my sophomore year I had 1,000 yards and I was pumped from there,” Lengacher said. “From then on, I just wanted to break the records.”

With all of his exploits off the field, it would be easy for anyone to gain a sizable ego and become selfish, but not Lengacher.

He fully understands the role the offensive line plays in his success and he makes sure the hard working guys up front know his appreciation.

Lengacher often finds time after the game on Friday nights to send text messages to his offensive linemen to thank them for the massive holes they open up for him.

Helms has seen Lengacher grow from a freshman linebacker trying to keep pace with the upperclassmen to one of the best players in the school’s history — the unselfish attitude Lengacher presents is deep rooted in his upbringing.

“The truth is, I think he has a mother that would kick his rear end,” Helms said. “His mother is a very strong lady, she has definitely been the focal point of discipline in his life. I think he’s probably that way, because he doesn’t want to disappoint mom.”

Like most teenagers, Lengacher worries about disappointing his friends and families, but on Friday night’s that can extend to the North Daviess fans, and there was no bigger example than last week’s dramatic win over North Knox.

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