FITCHBURG, Mass. -- Just when you thought things couldn't have gotten any wilder in the first half of the 2011 season, St. Bernard's running back Cody Titus comes out and does something nobody's ever done before.
The senior workhorse ran for a state-record 436 yards on 34 carries and five touchdowns, as the Bernardians rolled to a 33-14 win over Littleton. Titus breaks the previous record of 425 yards set back in 2001 by Lynn English's Brandon Guy (Springfield Putnam's Melquawn Pinkney came within four of the record in Week 3, if you can recall).
That puts an exclamation point on what has been a very nice first half of 2011 for Titus. Through the first six games, the 3-3 Bernardians have been riding their power horse, and the numbers show: 180 carries, 1,465 yards (second-best in state) and 16 rushing touchdowns.
We caught up with Titus prior to Monday's practice at the Bernardian Bow: