Windham High School senior Barbosa Torres knew last football season he had a shot to make history.
“And then as I was getting closer, that’s when it became a reality and it was time to get serious about it,” the Whippets star running back said before their week seven match up against Griswold.
Because Torres also knows chances like this don’t happen often. For the first time in 47 years, he will be the one to break Hank Reed’s all-time rushing record at the school: 4,111 yards. Torres only needed 15 more last Friday night and the current record holder was there to see it.
“To see like the legacy passed down, [Hank Reed] told me, you know, hold it as long as I did or longer and I told him, I got you,” said Torres. “I'm going to try to hold the record for a million years."
Reed isn’t disappointed to see his record broken. Torres has earned it.
"I did the same thing,” Reed said of the paths he and Torres took to the record books. “I grew up here, played midget football, came up through the ranks, watched the team before me and followed them."
Though Torres says he isn’t done.
"Now we gotta go for the touchdown record. I'm at 49 right now,” said Torres. “We gotta find out what that one is, I'm going to break that one, too."