Saturday, August 24, 2013

On Elijah Hood's record-setting performance vs. Gonzaga College (DC) High Saturday

Charlotte Catholic All-American running back Elijah Hood scored with less than a minute left to lift Charlotte Catholic to a 35-28 win over Gonzaga College High out of Washington, D.C. Saturday before a huge crowd at Catholic's Jim Oddo Field.

Hood rushed for 323 yards and five touchdowns Saturday. That was the eighth most yards any Mecklenburg County running back has ever rushed for. Of the top 38 performances in county history, Hood now owns six.

Saturday was the fifth time Hood has rushed for 300 or more yards in a game.

For his career, Hood now has 91 career rushing touchdowns, just two off the Mecklenburg County record of Ryan Houston (Butler). He has 5,814 career rushing yards which is third on the all-time county list behind Rod Chisholm (West Charlotte/Independence, 5,842) and Houston (5,948).

It's possible that Hood could become the county's all-time rusher and rushing touchdown scorer in next Friday's huge intrastate showdown with nationally ranked Rock Hill Northwestern.

19 comments:

Chipnotes said...

Elijah will own most of the NC high school rushing records, and a few on the national level. Count on it!

Chipnotes said...

Elijah will own most of the NC high school rushing records, and even some on the national level. Count on it!

Anonymous said...

I think some kid named T J Logan put up 600+ against Catholic at UNC last yr....

Anonymous said...

It was 510 yards and 8 TD's

Anonymous said...

True, but let's see who does more while they're both at UNC.

Anonymous said...

True about the 510 yards and 8 TDs
Thanks to his classless head coach.

What does TJ Logan have to do with this game.

Anonymous said...

Hood is a good player but, he will get de-cleated against them Northwestern Trojans! Glad to see Catholic play REAL competition. Mallard Creek got a rude awakening against a SMALL 2a school in SC. If MC is #1 in NC, it doesn't say much for the level of competition in the state. Good luck to Hood and the team and don't forget to tighten the pads a lot tighter!

Anonymous said...

@ Chilnotes - there's no way Elijah catches Kevin Parks of West Rowan in total career yardage at 10,895. Elijah would need another 5,000 yards this year.

For him to catch TA McLendon of Albemarle, he would need another 80 rushing TD's this year.

It's usually a good idea to know what the records are before you make such ridiculous statements.

Not to take anything away from Elijah, as he is a fine RB. But your "factual" statements don't add up.

Anonymous said...

i think Langston was referencing Mecklenburg County records. Last time I checked Albemarle and West Rowan were not located within Mecklenburg County. Might help to know your geography before posting such remarks. for Northwestern fans i hope it's a good game but don't be surprised if Hood de-cleats a few Trojans as well and that Catholic leaves Rock Hill with a W.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha! Wow! Really? I would bet my grandmas dentures that the Trojans hang 80 on the scoreboard against Catholic. This is the SEC against the Ivy League! If Hood were a player in the state of SC, he'd be near the bottom of the top 20 at best! By NC standards he's the best and that's ok. I wish him the best because he is a good person and player!

Anonymous said...

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/08/21/4253818/charlotte-catholics-elijah-hood.html

Only player in NC and SC top make nation all American team.

Anonymous said...

Hey Anon at 3:53. Read the first posters comment and you'll see who I was responding to. I know basic reading escapes you but look at Chipnotes 1st and 2nd comments. He referred to state records.

I know Albemarle and WR aren't in Mecklenburg county, but they are in the state of North Carolina.

Try reading everything first before trying to be a smarty pants.

Anonymous said...

Anon at 4:14 you are silly or stupid. I've seen NC high school teams take some SC high school teams to the woodshed. NW may very well win this game but CC isn't the best high school team in NC. NW may very well be the best in SC, time will tell. You cannot base NC football off of Mallard Creek. In my mind Mallard Creek are paper champions until they actually win something meaniful. Last I have seen NW up close several times. NW may possibly light CC's defense up but NW defense is not better than the Gonzaga defense that Catholic faced with college prospects at EVERY position.

Anonymous said...

Imagine how many yards Elijah would have if Jim Oddo did not have such a high level of sportmanship and rather kept his starters in for most of the game, running up the score like a few classless coaches in North Carolina do. Integrity still is important and CCHS shows that value.

Anonymous said...

At 4:52, all I'm going to say is time will tell. Btw, Hood should care about how running the wing t will translate to him running out of the I or spread at the big boy level. There is no trickery or deception. Will he be able to read a OG or OT's block running down hill full speed, depending on what technique the d line is playing? I was a college running back and trust me, running a 4.5 forty means nothing to d-ends and lb's. After your third step, you better be full speed and able to make the right cut because the defense will not be fooled . I'm just saying that I dont think a wing t offense shows the true talent of a rb but I do believe that he's talented..

Anonymous said...

If you were a college rb you would be smart enough to look at his film before you opened your mouth. To the SC homer. You will be lucky to get 35 points and you will see that Catholic the smallest 4a school in NC plays well above its talent. Coach Oddo needs to dial it back with the carries for Hood 37 and playing linebacker.

Anonymous said...

At 7:51pm, I am not a CC alum or fan but one thing that is obvious to anyone whose seen Hood play is that Hood is a GROWN man at the high school level. I've seen a ton of highly rated running backs who have gone on to the next level and I would wager that none of those guys are as physically strong as Hood. Hood is alot faster than many give him credit for also. My only concern for him is that CC does not wear him out depending on him so much in big games.

Anonymous said...

At 11:46, I am pulling for him. I know he has all the physical tools to be a great college back. Its a big difference between highschool and college. I just hope the transition to a different style of offense is smooth for him. If it is smooth, I hope the coaches don't wear him out like the Gamecocks would have done Lattimore. Btw, I hope he goes to an SEC shool where we big boys go to play.

Anonymous said...

At 9:42 P.M, Ive seen tape of Hood play. He is a beast of a rb! All I'm saying is that I would like to see him in the Tailback position and not the Fullback position. If YOU knew anything about football, you would know that a Tailback doesn't line up 2-3 yrds behind the center. Most tailbacks usually line up 7 yrds behind the ball! There is a big difference in running styles, reading blocks and hitting holes. I think he will be able to make that adjustment BUT, It is an adjustment he will have to make lining up so far back.