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From Orphanage in Haiti to Top HS Running Back in the US

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Wenkers Wright only has vague childhood memories of growing up in a Haitian orphanage. But he does vividly remember playing soccer. “I remember always playing soccer barefooted on the gravel,” he said. “Kicked the concrete by accident, go back and go for the ball.”

About a decade later, now a junior at Floyd Central (Floyds Knobs, Indiana), the running back is roaming all over an actual football field and headlining the Highlanders’ offense.

Wright has 1,001 rushing yards in four games, which according to coach James Bragg, ranked No. 1 in the state of Indiana as of Week 4. He has also scored 12 touchdowns.

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