The most prolific rusher in Douglas High School history will be taking his talents away from the gridiron next year.
Conner Peterson, the 2012 Sierra League Co-Player of the Year, first-team All-Region and second-team All-State running back, recently announced his decision to pursue a unique, albeit familiar, path for his post-high school plans.
Shortly after graduation this spring, the 5-11, 219-pound running back will embark on a two-year mission with the Mormon church. In doing so, Peterson passed on Division I football interest, most notably just up the road from Minden at the University of Nevada.
"It was a hard …