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Perry closing in on Lowndes rushing record

September 24, 2007

Valdosta -- Lowndes senior Darriet Perry has an opportunity to make history this year, as the Vikings running back is just a few hundred yards away from the schools all time rushing record.

Perry says, "Breaking a record is fun, but you also got to try and win at the same time."

 Perry is a four-year starter in the Lowndes backfield, and entered the season just over 700 yards away from Lynn Williams career total of 2,984.

Williams broke the mark set by former FSU stand-out Cedric Jones back in 1980.

Coach Randy McPherson says, "That's some pretty good company there."

McPherson says Perry has been a steady force for the Vikings every game of his high school career.

"He certainly is a great running back," says the coach. "A team player. He's a good one."

Perry says, "It would mean a whole lot, but a record is a record. Anybody can break it any day. I'll be glad to break it, and try to keep it there for awhile."

Perry has already received a few Division I offers to play college football, but is waiting to make his decision.

The senior also has one more goal.

"I'm hoping right now," says Perry, "hoping and praying we win another state championship."

Another ring would give Perry three in his career.

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