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Tuesday Night Highlights...the Year of The RUSHPosted Wednesday, November 11, 2009, at 2:48 PM
Pleasanton's 5000 Yard Sean Campbell
Two more Nebraska High School Football running backs joined the very exclusive 5000 Career Rushing Club Tuesday. Chad Campbell of Pleasanton rushed for 166 yards against Sargent to go ever the magic mark and now stands at 5,083 yards. Campbell will continue his season next Tuesday with a game against Hayes Center. Alex Dose overcame season long injuries and a stout Ewing defense Tuesday afternoon to rush for 71 yards and vault over the 5000 yard mark, ending his illustrious career with 5,017 yards. Two other runners have already eclipsed the 5000 career mark earlier. Clint Belina of Howells, last year's State Rushing Champion, and leading returning 8-Man rusher in the United States, rushed for 290 yards last night and increased his career total to a whopping 6,071 yards! He has rushed for 2,091 this season so far and has notched his second consecutive 2000 yard year. Chad Koch of Hartington Cedar Catholic ran for 263 yards Tuesday and increased his career total to 5,580 yards and upped his season mark to 2,200 yards.
These 4 backs are in an elite group of only 26 runners in the entire history of high school football in Nebraska who have reached this milestone. Here is where they currently rank in history for Career Rushing:
Clint Belina - 4th (28 away from Mike Brower of Fillmore Central)
Chad Koch - 9th (37 yards behind Tyler Paulsen of Dodge)
Sean Campbell - Pleasanton - 19th (31 yards away from Kevin Bretschneider of Pierce)
Alex Dose - Hampton - 25th (Career Completed)
*Nate Most of Giltner completed 17 of 23 passes for 206 yards and 3 scores in the Hornets 58-31 win over Overton. Most has completed 183 of 310 passes this season for 2,775 yards and 43 Tds. He has unofficially thrown for 7,768 yards and 99 scores in his career. Jared Hodgsen of Overton ran for 217 yards on 38 tries and finished his season with 1,831 yards. It is Hodgsen's 2nd 1000 yard campaign.
*Kevin Barrett-Boys Town - Took things in his own hands in the second half and led the Cowboys to a 35-26 win over Syracuse. Barrett rushed for 5 scores of 4, 4, 15, 15 and 70 yards and pushed his 2nd straight 1000 yard season total to 1,059 yards.
*Nate Roh of David City Aquinas ran for 107 yards, increasing his total to 1,170 in the Monarchs win over pesky Humboldt-TRS.
*Kelby Seyl-Norfolk Catholic - Rushed for 126 yards in the Knights 21-6 win over Wahoo Neumann and now has 1,171. Either Norfolk Catholic or Bishop Neumann has represented the East bracket in the State Finals 6 times in the last decade.
*Dalton Sealey-Hastings St. Cecilia - Made it a long ride back to Crofton for the visitors and he ran for 244 on only 13 carries. Sealey escaped for scoring runs of 78, 3. 62 and 63 yards in the 46-14 route. His season total is now at 1,627.
*Keifer Messersmith-Hayes Center RB is zeroing in on the 2000 yard mark with a 211-31 performance in last night's 49-6 win over Chambers. The Cardinal star now has 1,927.
*Tyler Wichmann of Palmer either rushed or threw for all 6 TD's in Palmer's 44-6 win over Amherst. The Tiger signal caller ran for 169 yards on 29 carries. Palmer has a real shot to have THREE 1000 YARD RUSHERS, a feat only duplicated by Millard North, Marquette, and Falls City Sacred Heart. Dillon Glause has already hit the mark and is at 1,070 yards. Hayden Jenson is 828 and Wichmann now has 893 yards. The Tigers are at Giltner next Monday night.......STAY TUNED.
*Jared Curry of Ponca ran for 118 yards on 28 totes and is now at 1,739 for the year.
*Gus Peterson of Cambridge ran for 126 yards and that pushed the Junior over the 1000 yard mark for 2009.
*Clint Damme of Johnson Brock's 90 yards vaulted him to 1,083. Damme is a Junior also.
Stay tuned for more updates shortly as official totals come in. What a season for Running backs!!! This 1000 Yard Guy is LOVIN' IT.
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