AJ Jenkins of 2018 Six-Man State Champion Wilcox-Hildreth, is one of only SIX running backs in history to rush for over a 1000 yards all four years in high school. *(photo by Bobby Mills)
*Ninety-seven backs playing Nebraska high school football rushed for over 1,000 yards this season to make the 44th annual Bobby Mills 1,000-yard Club. There were 60 seniors, 26 juniors, 10 who came from the sophomore class and one rare freshman who made the list.
*The state rushing leader came from the six-man ranks this year — Christian Timm from Eustis-Farnam. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound senior rambled for 2,962 yards in just nine games, averaging an amazing 329 yards an outing and 15.6 yards per carry. He also set a six-man, single-game rushing record with 514 yards early in the year.
*Pierce had three runners eclipse the 1,000-yard rushing mark in 2018, becoming only the second 11-man team in history to accomplish the feat. Even more remarkable was the fact that all three were just juniors. Millard North had three 1,000-yard rushers, “The Three Horsemen,” back in 2004.
*Schools who had two runners over 1,000 yards were Creighton, Dundy County-Stratton, Millard South, Minatare, Osceola/High Plains, Norfolk Catholic and Overton.
2018 Bobby Mills 1000 Yard Club
(* indicates multiple 1000 yard seasons)
Christian Timm-Eustis-Farnam - (6-Man Leader) - 2,962 - Sr.*
Lane Edis-Mullen - (8-Man 2 Leader) - 2,864 - Sr.**
Dylan Kautz-Norfolk Catholic - (Class C-2 Leader) - 2,752 - Sr.***
AJ Jenkins-Wilcox-Hildreth - 2,752 - Sr.***
Bryce Zimmerer-Creighton - (8-Man 1 Leader) - 2,742 - Sr.**
Trent Reed-Hay Springs - 2,604 - Sr.**
Jarod Epperson-Omaha Skutt - (Class B Leader) -2,319 - Sr.
Trev Luben-Wahoo - (Class C-1 Leader) - 2,215 - Jr.
James Burks-Omaha Burke……….(Class A Leader) - 2,053 - Sr.*
Serbando Diaz-Dundy Co/Stratton - 1,938 - Soph.
Brett Simonsen-Sutton - 1,845 - Sr.*
Jay Ducker-Bellevue West - 1,813 - Jr.
Ephroen Lovato-Minatare - 1,810 - Sr.**
Jase Williams-Burwell - 1,809 - Jr.*
Jared Minnick-West Point Guardian Angels CC - 1,782 - Sr.**
Kobee Olson-Hyannis - 1,774 - Sr.*
Caden Kusek-Arcadia/Loup City - 1,743 - Jr.*
Edwen Baptista-Exeter/Milligan-Friend - 1,731 - Sr.*
Chris Busby-Scottsbluff - 1,730 - Sr.*
David Reazola-Harvard - 1,719 - Sr.
Josh Bailey-Johnson County Central - 1,718 - Sr.*
Tommy McEvoy-Clarkson-Leigh - 1,708 - Soph.
Cauy Pokorny-Sandhills-Thedford - 1,708 - Sr.*
Anthony Heiman-Osmond - 1,698 - Sr.*
Dylan Horejsi-Howells-Dodge - 1,630 - Sr.*
Joe Miller-Omaha Northwest - 1,609 - Sr.
Colton Leslie-Spalding Academy - 1,572 - Sr.
Zander Gray-Omaha North - 1,555 - Sr.**
Isaiah Harris-Millard South 1,544 - Jr.
Brayden Zimmerer-Creighton - 1,517 - Sr.**
Jaxson Kant-Lutheran High Northeast - 1,509 - Jr.
Rhett Jordan-Waverly - 1,506 - Sr.
Jake Twogood-Nebraska Christian - 1,463 - Sr.
Jace Connell-South Loup - 1,451 - Jr.
Jacob Keiser-Hartington Cedar Catholic - 1,450 - Jr.*
Austen Jaeger-South Platte - 1,450 - Sr.
Isaiah Alford-Lincoln High - 1,442 - Sr.
Kyle Smith-Allen 1,429 - Sr.*
Quade Myers-Dundy Co/Stratton - 1,428 - Freshman
Linden Howe-Kearney Catholic - 1,382 - Sr.
Eli Larson-St. Paul - 1,367 - Soph.
Dex Larsen-Blair - 1,355 - Soph.
Taylor Wemhoff-Humphrey St. Francis - 1,353 - Jr.
Hunter Cole-McCool Junction - 1,349 - Sr.
Kaleb Canoyer-Waverly - 1,329 - Sr.
Robby Mayberry-Oakland-Craig - 1,300 - Sr.
Gabe Conant-Adams Central - 1,283 - Jr.*
Jesse Ulrich-Ord - 1,266 - Sr.
Kaleb Gonzalez-Minatare - 1,256 - Sr.
Baily Darnell-Auburn - 1,253 - Sr.*
Justin Davis-Hemingford - 1,253 - Sr.*
Connor Pohlmeier-Plattsmouth - 1,253 - Jr.
Chandler Cotton-Papillion LV South - 1,243 - Sr.*
Bryce Kitrell-Ashland-Greenwood - 1,242 - Jr.*
Carson Oestreich-Pierce - 1,220 - Jr.
TJ Urban-Millard South - 1,215 - Soph.
Lucien Ruby-St. Edward - 1,214 - Sr.
Cody Carlson-Fremont - 1,200 - Sr.*
Sean Hampton-Gibbon - 1,197 - Soph.
Lane Heikkinen-Lawrence-Nelson - 1,196 - Sr.*
Connor Floyd-Sutherland - 1,196 - Jr.
Tristan Dirks-Sterling - 1,185 - Sr.
Jackson McIntyre-Central Valley - 1,172 - Soph.
Jackson Perrien-Sutton - 1,172 - Jr.
Dalton Freeman-Pierce - 1,163 - Jr.
Trenton Harbur-Gothenburg - 1,163 - Sr.*
Branston Gieselman-Bloomfield - 1,163 - Sr.
Jackson Wright-Millard West - 1,150 - Sr
Evan Smith-Norfolk Catholic - 1,150 - Sr.
Caleb Moore-Overton - 1,136 - Sr.
Quinston Larson-Red Cloud - 1,135 - Soph.
Ryan Lauby-Overton - 1,135 - Jr.
Ethan Koch-Hartington-Newcastle - 1,132 - Sr.
Drake Spohr-Elmwood-Murdock - 1,126 - Jr.
Gentry Anderson-Arapahoe - 1,125 - Sr.**
Mitch Wingard-Milford - 1,125 - Sr.*
Ghatlin Hegge-Wausa - 1,111 - Sr.
Alex Rodgers-Omaha Roncalli - 1,104 - Sr.*
Alex Patrick-Perkins County - 1,102 - Sr.
Keaton Van Housen-Osceola-High Plains - 1,092 - Jr.
Dylan Soule-Osceola-High Plains - 1,089 - Jr.
Will Gatzemeyer-Bancroft-Rosalie-Laurel-Concord - 1,088 - Jr.
Ty Eggen-Douglas County West - 1,083 - Sr.
Cooper Jewett-Elkhorn South - 1,074 - Sr.
John Schuster-Kenesaw - 1,068 - Sr.
Xavier Perez-Elm Creek - 1,064 - Soph.
Nick Halleen-Lincoln Northeast - 1,052 - Sr.
Brett Tinker-Pierce - 1,045 - Sr.
Tyler Ruhl-Centura - 1,038 - Jr.
Keithan Stafford-Doniphan-Trumbull - 1,037 - Jr.
Tyler Callahan-Bertrand - 1,028 - Sr.
Sam Heapy-Medicine Valley - 1,027 - Jr.
Ethan Villwok-Fremont Bergan - 1,015 -Jr.
Garrett Snodgrass-York - 1,010 - Sr.*
Dylan Hanzel Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family - 1,009 - Sr.
Justin Ningen-Creek Valley - 1,001 - Soph.
Ashton Hausmann-Norris - 1,001 - Jr.