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CAK's Howell breaks national reception record in title game

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CAK came back from Cookeville Friday night with not one, but two titles.

The Cedar Bluff 3A squad defeated middle Tennessee's Milan 48-14 in the Blue Cross Championship.

There were 13 seniors on the team, including wide receiver Davis Howell, who broke a national record for career receptions.  The record was 349 catches.  In the 2nd quarter, Howell hauled down his 350th catch. His final total: 358 catches.

"I mean it hasn't sunk in yet... the national record. but I'm more excited about winning state right now," Howell said after getting off the bus, coming back to Knoxville Friday night.

"To see him not only break a record, but to do it with a broken thumb and make the plays he has made. It's just a a testament on how good God is in what he's done for Davis and he finds a way to make plays," said coach Rusty Bradley.


We're especially proud of Davis here at 10News -- he is the son of chief meteorologist Todd Howell.

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On Friday, CAK gets its chance for a championship, and a win could be extra special for standout receiver Davis Howell.

The senior already broke the state record for career receptions, and on Friday he could set a new national record too, if he can just catch seven balls in the rematch with Milan for the 3A title.

Davis was on track to break it earlier in the season, but the record was adjusted after it was learned an Ohio player had caught more passes than previously thought.

Still, Davis is on track to make history in the final game of his high school career.

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