Column: Scott a humble star whose future is bright

Published: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 05:37 PM.

By now, everyone who follows Havelock High football knows running back Derrell Scott — or do they?

They may know the name, but I’m not sure they know the person.

It’s not hard to know the name. You see it everywhere. He’s in the paper all the time. He’s on the television highlight shows. He’s in all the recruiting magazines and on all the college websites.

And deservedly so. First off, Scott is fast. He leaves would-be tacklers gasping for air trying to catch him.

He’s also tough. He can run through defenders much the way players run through that paper banner held up by the cheerleaders before the start of every game.

He set Havelock High’s single-season rushing record last year with 1,791 yards and scored 21 touchdowns.

Just last week against D.H. Conley, he broke a 33-year-old school record with a 96-yard touchdown.

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