Johnathan Gray, a 5-foot-10, 202-pound senior running back at Aledo (Texas) High School, set the state record for career touchdowns in Aledo’s 62-35 home loss to Lake Travis (Texas) High School on September 9.
In the game played before a capacity crowd of 9,000 at Bearcat Stadium, Gray had 28 carries for 244 yards and four touchdowns. As a result, he now has 148 career touchdowns, which surpasses the former state record of 146 set by Traylon Shead of Cayuga (Texas) High School from 2006 to 2009.
Pending the normal verification process, Gray’s touchdown total would rank sixth on the national chart found in the NFHS’ National High School Sports Record Book. Of that number, 137 of his touchdowns are rushing touchdowns, which would rank fourth nationally in that particular category.
Gray holds another Texas state record, as he collected 59 rushing touchdowns as a junior last year to give him the single-season mark. He set that record in Aledo’s 69-34 victory over La Marque High School in the Texas University Interscholastic League Class 4A-II state championship game played December 17, 2010 at Cowboys Stadium. In the process, Gray helped lead Aledo to its second consecutive state title.