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High School Football Record Book: Single Game Rushing

2023-03-31  Walker Anderson

National secondary school football rushing leaders Marquis Crosby of Presbyterian Christian (Hattiesburg, Miss.) as well as Jonathon Brooks of Hallettsville (Texas) both crossed the 500-yard threshold in one game this year. Yet where do Crosby as well as Brooks rank among the all-time solitary game hurrying records in their respective states?

MaxPreps has compiled the top single-game hurrying leaders in each state and while the pair came close in their particular states, each came up short. Jayley Adams of Kossuth has the leading mark in Mississippi with 543 lawns while Crosby had 502.

2 players have the document in Texas. Both Matt Gadek of McKinney as well as Rudy Rudison of Marian Christian each hurried or 599 lawns in a solitary video game. Brooks ended up being the 20th gamer in state history with over 500 lawns, rushing for 501 in a playoff win over Loreno.

Trip Brown of Meadville (Pa.) is the top rush among the state leaders with 722 backyards while Paul McCoy of Matewan (W.Va.) is No. 2 with 661 backyards.

One name significantly missing is John Giannantonio of Netcong (N.J.), which is noted in the National Federation of High Schools Document Schedule with a 754-yard trip versus Hill Lakes in 1950. However, research by Bob Schwalb of the Morristown Daily Record showed in 1999 that Giannantonio's overall was for "overall crime" and not rushing yardage. Giannantonio's greatest solitary game hurrying total was reported by Schwalb as 515 backyards. That means Derius Stone of St. Mary (Rutherford) is the state's all-time leader with 577 yards.

Single Game Rushing Attempts

Alabama running back carried the rock 72 times in a game back in 1986.

Numbers 1-10

  • 72 — Russell Gunter, Straughn (Andalusia, Ala.), 1986
  • 64 — Daniel Quin, Sand Creek (Colorado Springs, Colo.), 2014
  • 63 — Chris Huerta, Notre Dame (Riverside, Calif.), 2005
  • 62 — Roy Ensey, Snyder (Okla.), 1963
  • 62 — Steve Williams, Trinidad (Texas), 1977
  • 61 — Harold Webb, Lincoln-Way (New Lenox, Ill.), 1969
  • 61 — Dayan Bilbo, Vancleave (Miss.), 2021
  • 61 — Jayden Mason, Calvary Christian (Columbus, Ga.), 2022
  • 60 — Scott Hutchinson, Dumas (Texas), 1976
  • 60 — Chris Nelms, Teague (Texas), 1998

Single Game Rushing Yardage

Journey Brown's 722-yard game in 2015 tops the list.

Numbers 1-10

  • 722 — Journey Brown, Meadville (Pa.), 2015
  • 661 — Paul McCoy, Matewan (W.Va.), 2006
  • 659 — Tanner Wood, Conway Springs (Kan.), 2012
  • 643 — Thomas Tyner, Aloha (Beaverton, Ore.), 2012
  • 619 — Ronney Jenkins, Hueneme (Oxnard, Calif.), 1995
  • 619 — Joshua Jones, Berwick (La.), 2018
  • 608 — John Bunch, Elkins (Ark.), 1974
  • 599 — Rudy Rudison, Marian Christian (Houston, Texas), 1978
  • 599 — Matt Gadek, McKinney (Texas), 2017
  • 593 — DeAndre Hooper, Austin College and Career Academy (Chicago, Ill.), 1996

Note: The National Federation of High Schools Record Publication provides John Giannantonio of Netcong (N.J.) with 754 lawns rushing in a video game in 1950. Nonetheless, research study from several different sources shows that the 754 backyards is "all-round yardage", not simply hurrying yardage. Giannantonio supposedly had 515 lawns hurrying for the game concerned.

2023-03-31  Walker Anderson