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The Day Train has left its station

Senior Antioch running back Nick Day breaks two school records in one game.
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Hannah Barczak
Senior running back Nick Day receiving a hand-off from senior quarterback and long-time friend, James Sheehan.

The pressure was on. Antioch Community High School’s first playoff game, potentially being the last game for the seniors. Senior running back Nick Day needed 106 yards to be the Sequoit’s all-time leading rusher. The record was held at 3,035 yards by Steve Lorenzini in 2007. 

“We were in the huddle. I knew I needed 19 more yards and the ball was on the 20, the play came in and it was for me. I knew I had to score and nothing was going to stop me from making it to the end zone,” Day said.

Senior quarterback James Sheehan pitched the ball to Day in the first quarter as he ran down the field. The record was broken. Day is now Antioch’s all-time leading rusher, with a new total of 3,044 rushing yards. After the Sequoits’ final game against Carmel Catholic, Day finished with a total of 3,120 career yards.

“After breaking the record I was very excited but more happy that my teammates were just as hyped,” Day said.  

In the same play, not only did Day break the former ACHS career rushing record, but he also broke the all-time career touchdown record with a new total of 48 touchdowns; the previous record was 47. 

If you know Day, you know he does not brag about his accomplishments. His actions show how humble of a person he is on and off the field. Although he was looking to break another record in their second playoff game against Carmel Catholic, he cared more about the team’s performance. 

In recent events, Day was discussed on the Barstool Sports podcast. Brandon Walker, a Barstool Sports employee, is a local resident of Antioch and has been to a few games to cheer on the Sequoits.  

With Day’s High School football career being over after falling short against Carmel Catholic, he’s not sure what his next move is after graduation. He is focused on preparing for the lacrosse season and enjoying his final year of high school.

Day is not only one of the greatest running backs to come through the ACHS football program, but he is also leaving a legacy like no other.

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Jacey Schuler, Tom Tom Staff
Jacey Schuler is a senior and this is her second year on staff. She's played on the high school varsity softball team for the past 3 years. She enjoys hanging out with friends and family in her free time and looks forward to an exciting senior year.
Hannah Barczak, Visual Director
Hannah Barczak is a senior this is her fourth year on staff as well as her second year as the Visual Director on the Executive Board of the Tom Tom.  Along with her interest in media, this will be her fourth year as an ACHS cheerleader. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, taking pictures, and traveling during her free time. Barczak is excited to make the most of her senior year.
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