Boyd Rushes Into Avalon Record Books; Black Knights Win

Karem calls the play

Running back Isaac Boyd broke two school records and exchange student Suker Li collected his first career reception as the Avalon Black Knights defeated the KIPP Panthers 60-14.

Boyd, a senior, carried 11 times for 404 yards, which broke Rachid Ibrahim’s record of 370 set in 2012 against Riverdale Baptist. Boyd rushed for 398 yards in the first half alone.

In the first quarter, Boyd’s 61 yard touchdown run along the Black Knights sideline set another school record of 26 touchdowns in a season. He finished the game with six scores.

Avalon running back Isaac Boyd powers past defenders in a game against Riverdale Baptist on Oct. 5, 2013, in Upper Marlboro, Md.

Avalon running back Isaac Boyd powers past defenders in a game against Riverdale Baptist on Oct. 5, 2013, in Upper Marlboro, Md.

“I am very happy for him,” said coach Tad Shields. “He is a terrifically talented young man and he had a great game tonight.”

Boyd credited his offensive line for giving him the chance to break these records.

Li, a senior entered the game in the fourth quarter and caught a nine yard dig from quarterback Wyatt Karem.

“It was awesome,” said Li, a receiver from China. “Coach [O’Daniel] said that he would quit smoking if I caught a pass and when I did it was just awesome.”

The win brought Avalon’s record to 5-4 overall and 5-1 in conference play. They clinched the number two seed in the Capital Area Football Conference playoffs and play Perry Street Prep Friday at George Mason High School.

“Our expectations are we want to win it all and our preparation will be the same preparation as always,” said Shields. “We’ll look at film and scout the other team.”

Avalon won the past three CAFC titles and hope for another successful run.

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