With his career night against Great Bridge last week, Phoebus tailback Tyree Lee did something only five other tailbacks in Peninsula District history have done: He cracked 2,000 for the season.
Lee now has 2,032 yards through 12 games. He could have as many as three games remaining. And if he does, you can pretty much kiss Elan Lewis' district record of 2,474 adios.
"That was my main goal," Lee said of breaking 2,000. "That and obviously winning another state championship."
Of the previous five backs who broke 2,000, four — Travis McCright, Shawne Alston, Dennis Mathis and Lewis, who did it twice — played at Phoebus.
"It feels good to keep that tradition going," Lee said. "Phoebus football is run hard and do what you need to do."
The amazing thing about Lee's season is that he is averaging only 15.6 rushing attempts per game. When Lewis ran for 2,474 yards in 2004, he averaged 23 carries a night.
Lee ran for a career-high 301 in last week's win over Great Bridge, 154 of which came on his first two touches (both touchdowns).
Dave Johnson covers the Peninsula District for the Daily Press. His blog is at hrvarsity.com/ insidethepdCopyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun