Drew Hatifield is rewriting the record books in West Virginia.
The senior wide receiver set two of the single single records and has one left in his sights.
Hatfield is also chasing the Moss Award given to the best wide receiver in the state.
Moss was famously quoted as saying, “Straight cash, homie,” in his playing days.
When it comes Hatfield it’s just straight catches.
This has been the case all season for Hatfield as he has been a magnet when it comes to hauling in receptions.
In the teams recent matchup against Chapmanville, Hatfield corralled 16 receptions for 216 yards and a TD.
An absolutely outstanding performance by the state’s best receiver that inks his name into the history books for the foreseeable future.
Chris Fulmer, the previous record holder for receptions (99) and yards (1,443) in a single regular season, has been passed over by none other than Hatfield.
With one game left in the regular season, Hatfield is perched atop the record boards with 107 receptions and 1,598 receiving yards and counting.
He has placed himself in a conversation that is filled with names of an elite status and even separated himself from them all together seemingly as he is set to have not only broken Fulmer’s records, but shattered them as he sets a new standard with an even higher bar for future players of that position.
These achievements make it hard to refute Hatfield as the best wide receiver in the state of West Virginia and potential Randy Moss Award winner.
Hatfield is still chasing records however as he stares down his toughest challenge yet.
Breaking Christian Johnson’s single season touchdown record of 24 in a regular season.
A challenge that is not going to be easy to overcome as Hatfield sits with 18 touchdowns on the season.
This means to break Johnson’s regular season record Hatfield needs seven touchdowns in a single game.
Yes, its OK to think this is an unachievable amount to get in a single contest, but if you know the make up of Hatfield, then it is just as fair to think that any record is within his grasp. The Mingo Central offense leans on Hatfield and this feat will be tough to accomplish, but don’t count him out until the final whistle.
Another thing to think about is that if he is able to break the touchdown record in the same season (his senior season) then why stop with Moss Award? That could be enough to catapult Hatfield into contention for the Kennedy Award as well, if he isn’t already there.
Award voters for both respected and highly revered awards will have to take notice and hold their votes as Hatfield is making a substantial case for being the best overall player in the state as he helps lead the Miners into the playoffs.