Latham passes 2,000 rushing mark in West Fork homecoming victory

Ian Latham of West Fork is upended by N-P’s Manuel Bibi after gaining a chunk of yardage on Friday night. Against the Huskies, Latham went past the 2,000-yard rushing mark, moving up to second on West Fork’s rushing list in school history. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

SHEFFIELD — West Fork went with a heavy dose of Ian Latham early to put away Nashua-Plainfield in this 16-0 non-district homecoming win on Friday, Sept. 20.

The senior all-stater carried the ball eight of the first 10 plays for the Warhawks and capped it with a three-yard touchdown run to put coach James Perez’s team on top for good.

“I think I took maybe one snap off on kick-off,” Latham said, “and that’s all; I’m a little tired, but that’s every game. It’s no problem, I love playing. I had a little bit of a cramp in my calf in the second half, but other than that, I’m great. I feel good, a lot of energy left in the tank.”

He finished the game with 28 carries for 161 yards, surpassing the career 2,000-yard mark with 2,009, becoming the second-leading rusher in school history.

The full story appears in the Sept. 25 print editions of the Sheffield Press and Pioneer Enterprise.