Kingston's record-setting night carries Anderson

Sep 16, 2015 9:54 PM by Ross Field

The Anderson Cubs football team picked up their first win of the season Friday night over Red Bluff. A big reason why was the play of running back Grant Kingston, who racked up yards and touchdowns at an amazing rate. Ross Field caught up with senior and brings you his story!

Grant Kingston, a bruising back with a high motor.

"At practice I go hard all the time, make our defense work," said Kingston.

On Friday night he ran past, over and through Red Bluff.

"I never give up, just 110% effort all the time," added Kingston.

17 carries for 302 rushing yards, but the most impressive stat? Touchdowns. Seven to be precise. That ties a Northern Section single game record.

A performance he says felt like a dream.

"You're overwhelmed by it almost," Kingston said. "It was one of those nights where you're just like 'okay wow, just wake up, did that just happen?'"

Just for good measure, Kingston also added a sack on defense. But he says it's not the personal numbers he's after.

Stats are great, but all around, it's wins that matter most," said Kingston.

Thanks to his big night, Anderson did just that, defeating Red Bluff 57-29.

The Cubs had been in danger of starting the year 0-3.

"It was a pretty cool night for my team and I to experience," said Kingston.

Kingston could be in store for more monster games this season. His ability will soon be featured on a national level.

The 5-foot-11, 190-pounder, has been selected to play in the 2016 Blue-Grey All-American Bowl.

Kingsto, who has yet to pick a college, says he beat out more than 6,500 players who participated at regional try-outs to earn a spot in the prep all-star affair, which showcase elite senior recruits from across the country.

The game will be played on Jan. 9th at Raymond James Stadium, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

"I was just blown away, it's overwhelming to think that I'm going to be a part of that, part of something that big that's televised. My main goal is to just play my heart out and have fun," said Kingston.

It's an opportunity that means national exposure for Kingston, which says a lot for the a young man who hails from the small town of Anderson. But as we saw Friday night, he runs with a big heart.


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