Football: Blackburn Moves Into 7th All-Time Rushing

By Kris Freeman for White House High School

LEXINGTON – White House junior Ranen Blackburn became the seventh all-time leading rusher in the final game of the season Friday night, surpassing Joey Lamborn with 151 yards on 24 carries in a 34-7 loss to Lexington.

Blackburn needed just 11 yards to tie Lamborn coming into the game, and now stands at 2,891 career yards with 29 career rushing touchdowns heading into his senior year. He is one touchdown rushing behind Mark West and Tony Watson for ninth place and DeMarqus Payne with 31 in eighth.

He also passed James Taylor and Mark West to tie Phillip Harris in fifth with his 14th career 100-yard rushing game.

Going into his senior season, Blackburn would need 1,539 yards to become the all-time leading rusher at White House. His last two years, he has 1,310 and 1,447, and added 104 yards as a freshman.

The career touchdown mark is almost untouchable, as Ricky Ladd scored 54 times on the ground in one of the most high-powered offensive teams in White House history from 2003-05. Ladd was the only winner of TSSAA Mr. Football in White House history when he claimed the trophy in 2005.

All-time Rushing List:

  1. Ricky Ladd 4,430
  2. Phillip Harris 4,383
  3. Brian Jones 4,194
  4. Grant Wicker 3,529
  5. Shane Dorris 3,494
  6. James Taylor 3,241
  7. Ranen Blackburn 2,891
  8. Joey Lamborn 2,751

2018-2020 Career Stats:

  • 2,891 yards rushing (7th)
  • 469 career rushes (6.16 yards per carry)
  • 29 rushing touchdowns (11th)
  • 14 100-yard games (tied 5th)
  • 180 points (16th)
  • 35-of-85 passing for 663 yards and 9 touchdowns
  • 5 receptions for 52 yards and 1 touchdown

2020 Season Stats:

  • 232 rushes for 1,477 yards
  • 10 rushing touchdowns
  • 29-of-71 passing for 548 yards
  • 6 touchdowns 5 interceptions
  • 9 kick returns for 167 yards
  • Responsible for 2,025 offensive yards passing and rushing
  • Responsible for 71.3 percent of total offense

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