WDBJ7 Sports Reporter
7:39 PM EDT, October 12, 2012
Floyd County is having a bounceback season in the Three Rivers District. After a 3-7 season in 2011, the Buffs are above .500 and in search of a playoff spot.
Leading the way is running back Dorian Harris, our latest player of the week. He's started since his sophomore year, but never had a game like last Friday when the yards came early and often for the senior.
Floyd County's Dorian Harris is a self-described gridiron junkie and says he keeps a special eye on the best of the best at his position, running backs like Herschel Walker and Adrian Peterson. Harris did his best impression of those famous backs last Friday, running over, through and around the Glenvar defense for what's believed to be a school-record 345 yards in a back-and-forth win over the Highlanders.
Floyd lost its starting quarterback, Gus Underwood, to a broken leg earlier this season. But he had a message for his fellow senior before the game. "Perhaps most impressive, Harris went over three bills on just 21 rushes, averaging a whopping 16.4 yards per carry. He found the endzone four times, on runs of 68, 8, 75 and 95 yards."
Harris has gone over 100 yards in every game this season, while starting at outside linebacker for the first time as well. With some FCS-level college opportunities out there, Harris is hoping for even more.
Adrian Peterson's nickname is A.D., for all-day. Dorian Harris has been just like his idol for the Buffaloes, reliable all day, and all Friday night.
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