High school football: Regent Prep's Jack Wright sets national record for receiving touchdowns
Regent Prep wide receiver Jack Wright knows how to score.
The senior has done it throughout his entire career. On Friday in a 55-6 victory against Class B No. 9 Watts, Wright set a national record for receptions across all levels of high school football, catching his 96th career touchdown midway through the first quarter.
Wright is a star for No. 2 Regent Prep. His second touchdown of the game gave him 97 for his career, and as a junior, Wright, a North Dakota commit, hauled in 34 receiving touchdowns in 14 games, including seven in a playoff game against Laverne.
Regent Prep coach Adam Bishop said the 6-foot-1, 180-pound Wright is the hardest working player he has ever coached. The results are showing on the field.
"He's never satisfied with anything he does," Bishop said. "He's always trying to get better and better, and that bleeds over into our team."
Regent Prep finished runner-up in Class B last season to Shattuck, and it seems as if the two eight-man powers are on a collision course once again this season.