Highland Park High scored every time Tre Richardson touched the football, winning 74-0

After losing 65 straight games, Highland Park football (4-0) has now won four straight after a 74-0 running clock victory over KC Harmon (0-4) on Thursday night at Hummer Sports Park.

Highland Park senior athlete Tre Richardson touched the ball eight times, resulting in points on the board after all eight of those touches.

Here's a look at each touch.

Tre Richardson's hot start to lead Highland Park to 4-0

Richardson has caught attention statewide after Highland Park's first three games and for good reason, coming into Thursday's game with 1,346 all-purpose yards.

Of those yards, 691 have been on the ground, 380 have been caught passes, 196 from kick returns, 44 from a thrown pass and the final 35 yards come from an interception return.

Highland Park scored 171 points in its first three games, and Richardson has been responsible for 118 of them with 20 of the team's 26 touchdowns, as well as four conversions.

Highland Park senior Tre Richardson (6) daps up head coach Jermaine Monroe on the sideline after scoring a touchdown in the first few minutes of Thursday's game against Harmon at Hummer Sports Park. (Photo: Evert Nelson/The Capital-Journal)
Highland Park senior Tre Richardson (6) daps up head coach Jermaine Monroe on the sideline after scoring a touchdown in the first few minutes of Thursday's game against Harmon at Hummer Sports Park. (Photo: Evert Nelson/The Capital-Journal)

Richardson's hot start continued on Thursday night in the home finale at Hummer Sports Park as he finished with 298 yards and 6 touchdowns with two 2-point conversion catches.

Fifty-one yards came via a punt return touchdown, 39 yards came from a touchdown catch and the other 208 came on the ground for four more touchdowns.

50-0 after the first quarter

After the Highland Park defense forced a three and out on Harmon's opening drive, Harmon lined up to punt from its own 28-yard line.

Every Tre Richardson touch went for points Tre Richardson's first touch of the game:

Richardson recovered the punt at his team's 49-yard line and took it 51 yards to the house for the score with 9:37 in the quarter. 8-0, Highland Park.

Highland Park sophomore Ricky Crawford would recover a fumble on the ensuing kickoff and Richardson would score on the next play.

Richardson's second and third touches:

Highland Park senior quarterback Kei'Juan Johnson rolled out to his left and threw a perfect ball to the streaking Richardson who beat his defender and got behind the secondary for the 39-yard touchdown catch. Richardson then had a great catch for the 2-point conversion. 16-0, Highland Park.

Harmon would fumble on its next offensive snap. This time, the ball was recovered by Highland Park junior linebacker Isaac Shafer at the Harmon 26-yard line.

Richardson's fourth touchthe score is 24-0

Highland Park junior running back Jerry Kyles ran it in on the next play for a 26-yard touchdown. 24-0, Highland Park with 8:59 in the quarter after a Richardson 2-point conversion catch.

Highland Park senior lineman Mackey James recovered the first of two fumbles on two straight Harmon drives following Richardson's fourth touch and returned the first one for a touchdown. 30-0, Highland Park.

Richardson's fifth touch makes the score 44-0

After the second fumble recovery, Highland Park took over on the Harmon 17-yard line and Richardson would score on a sweep. 38-0, Highland Park.

Highland Park sophomore linebacker Jamon Wilson would have a 44-yard scoop and score with 2:24 left to make it 44-0 and Johnson added a 65-yard gallop for the score with 1:33 to go in the first quarter to make it 50-0 and the running clock began.

Richardson's sixth touch − a 79 yard touchdown run

In the second quarter, there were just three possessions total with the running clock. When Highland Park got the ball back on its own 21-yard line after a blocked field goal, Richardson took the next play to the house. A 79-yard touchdown run on a sweep halfway into the quarter. 58-0, Highland Park.

Richard's seventh touch of the ball − a 64-yard touchdown

Richardson's seventh touch: On the first play from scrimmage coming out of halftime, Richardson lined up at quarterback in the shotgun and weaved his way down the field for a 64-yard touchdown run. 66-0, Highland Park.

In the fourth quarter, holding a 66-0 lead, Richardson would score his final points of the night.

Richardson's eight and final touch

Richardson's eighth touch: A 2nd and 20 from the Harmon 48-yard line resulted in yet another score on the ground. 74-0, Highland Park.

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This article originally appeared on Topeka Capital-Journal: HIghland Park's Tre Richardson scored 8 times, team wins 74-0