Hill Nearing EHS Career Rushing Record


Published on September 11 2017 4:56 pm
Last Updated on September 12 2017 7:01 am
Written by Greg Sapp

Effingham High School tailback Terrence Hill is knocking on the door of a very special record.

45 years ago, Bob Devall set the all-time EHS career rushing record, totaling 3,060 yards. Devall played varsity football for EHS from 1970 through 1972.

Now, Terrence is almost there.

(TERRENCE HILL...photo courtesy of JaFa Photo)

Effingham High School Activity Director David Woltman and EHS varsity football coach Brett Hefner say the senior is at 2,934 yards rushing, 126 yards away from the record. If you've been keeping track of his results, Hill could very easily set a new record this Friday night in the Hearts' home opener. Effingham will play host to new Apollo Conference opponent Lincoln. Game time is 7pm. If you can't attend, we will broadcast the game on 979XFM and www.979xfm.com

Hill began his varsity career in the fourth game of his sophomore season and rushed for 601 yards. He had a big junior season, rushing for 1,619 yards. 

In three games this season, Hill has rushed for 714 yards.

As things stand, Effingham has different record holders for each of the rushing records. Grant Johnson holds the single-game record of 310 yards, set in 2011. Zach Miller is the single-season rushing leader with 1,864 yards in 2014. Then, there is Devall as the career rushing leader.

We will see what the rest of this season brings.