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Rhodes ties national receiving record

Robbie Rhodes, a junior receiver from Fort Worth (Texas) Southwest High School, caught eight passes for touchdowns to tie the national record for 11-player football in Southwest’s 66-21 homecoming victory over Fort Worth (Texas) Arlington Heights High School on October 14.

The 6-foot-1 Rhodes had 10 receptions for 394 yards and touchdown catches of 68, 20, 53, 48, 74, 32, 41 and 29 yards. According to the National Federation of State High School Associations’ National High School Sports Record Book, Rhodes tied the national record for receiving touchdowns in a game set by Earvin Johnson of Los Angeles (California) Cathedral High School on November 7, 1998. In addition, Rhodes’ 394 receiving yards ranks seventh all time nationally.

Southwest’s junior quarterback Wesley Harris also entered his name into the National High School Sports Record Book with his nine passing touchdowns. Harris’ performance ranks tied for sixth nationally with 12 other players and it is also the Texas state record. For the game, Harris completed 20-of-30 passes for 562 yards.

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