CLEVELAND–Jacob Scott, a senior at Cleveland High School, has broken the North Carolina High School Athletic Association single season record for receiving yards. This record was set in 2004 by Mohamed Massaquoi, who set this record with 1,834 receiving yards, however, Jacob Scott ended his season with 1,915 receiving yards. He accomplished this in 13 games, while the previous record holder, Massaquoi, set the record in 16 games. This adds up to an average of 147 yards per game for Scott.
“I don’t think he’s dropped the ball all year,” Head Coach Scott Riley said.
Riley had only good things to say about Jacob Scott, as told The News & Observer, “When you throw the ball as much we do, and you don’t drop anything, you’ve got a chance to do something special.”
Even though the Rams’ all-star wide receiver broke the single season record, Cleveland lost their playoff game against Western Alamance and will not be continuing their playoff run. Cleveland fell to Western Alamance 51-26. The Rams could not get anything going for the first half of the game, and even though they made a huge comeback in the third quarter, scoring 20 points and holding Western Alamance to zero, the defense could not hold off the Warriors of Western Alamance in the fourth quarter. Western Alamance advanced and will play Eastern Guilford in the third round.
Jacob Scott is a senior, so he will not be returning for another season with the Cleveland High School Rams. However, he is being looked at by Division 2 colleges, and is a likely future NFL wide receiver if he chooses to pursue that path. No matter what path Jacob Scott goes down, his legacy will be remembered here at Cleveland and in the North Carolina record books.