A green-and-blue graph on a national high school sports database compares athletes’ statistics to the national average, an illustration of how an individual player’s performance stacks up against his or her contemporaries.
St. Vincent de Paul running back Kai Hall’s green bars dwarf the blue U.S. average in every statistical category.
And he’s only a freshman.
“He’s pretty special. He’s the real deal,” Mustangs coach Trent Herzog said.
Herzog should know. In addition to being a longtime varsity coach in Petaluma, Herzog is a Western Region scout for National Preps, a football scouting service for colleges across the country.
Hall and Herzog are both quick to point out that at 5-foot-7, 160 pounds, Hall has a stellar offensive line creating holes for him.
Still, the Mustangs owe serious credit to the speedy underclassman for their 4-1 record this season