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Robert Porcher sets career sacks record for Dr. Phillips -- Observer Preps

The senior defensive end and Nebraska commit surpassed none other than his coach, Rodney Wells, who set the record in 1996.
by: Steven Ryzewski Senior Sports Editor

The record books at Dr. Phillips High had to be updated after this past Friday’s game against Olympia.

Roberth Porcher applies pressure on Olympia quarterback Joe Milton early in the game, forcing a pass that was intercepted on the Titans' opening drive.

With a whopping four sacks that night, senior defensive end Robert Porcher brought his career total to 27 sacks — passing the previous record of 25 sacks held by none other than Panthers head coach Rodney Wells.

Afterward, Wells, whose record had stood since 1996 and was tied in 2006, said he was happy for the Nebraska commit.

“I coached a guy (Bradley Moore) who tied me and now I’ve got the privilege to coach another guy (Porcher) who took it over,” Wells said. “If anybody knows me they know I’m not selfish — it was a record that stood for a long time.”

Wells said that Porcher and his ability to disrupt opposing offenses and wreak havoc in the backfield will be crucial to the Panthers’ playoff hopes, adding that is has been a pleasure to work with the talented senior over his career.

“To see how he has matured — mentally and physically — and then the potential that he has in college … he’s going to be a really, really good player,” Wells said.


Contact Steven Ryzewski at [email protected].

Steven Ryzewski was the Senior Sports Editor for the West Orange Times & Observer and Southwest Orange Observer....

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