As a sophomore last season, Avon running back Charles Davis had over 1600 yards in junior varsity action. It was understandable when he set his goals this season to reach the 1000 yard mark on varsity this season. It seemed like the next acceptable step.
"I'm 23 yards away from a 1000 with 14 touchdowns in eight games," said Davis to HawkeyeInsider.com. "I think for any running back in high school, a 1000 yards or better is a goal. For me, it was because last year I had to sit and learn from Taje High (Indiana State). I have finally got to branch out and be a play-maker this season."
In only 55 carries last year on varsity, Davis had 426 yards, drawing attention from many schools even with his limited experience.
Avon is 8-3 on the year and will face Pike in the third round of the Indiana State playoffs next Friday.
"Things are going great for us at Avon, we just beat our country rivals for the 2nd time this year to put us in the sectional finals, which we haven't won since 2006," said Davis.
"I like everything about Iowa, from the coaching staff, to the fan base. I have been trying to workout a visit to see Iowa beat OSU on 11/20. It would make the year," said Davis. "At this point, I have really good relationships with Pittsburgh, Boise State, and Vanderbilt."