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McKinney back sets Texas HS record with 592 yards rushing

October 20, 2017

MCKINNEY, Texas (AP) — McKinney High School running back Matt Gadek set the Texas single-game rushing record with 592 yards in a 63-50 victory against Plano East on Thursday night.

With a 31-yard run on the second-to-last play, Gadek broke the record of 587 yards rushing by Somerville’s Daryl Ellis in 1998, according to Texas Football magazine. McKinney’s quarterback took a knee on the final play.

Gadek broke McKinney’s career rushing record held by former Oklahoma running back Donta Hickson, who also held the previous single-game mark at 415 yards in 2000. Gadek, a senior who has 4,371 career yards, tied Hickson’s single-game school record with six touchdowns rushing.

The national record is 754 yards by John Giannantonio of Netcong, New Jersey, in 1950, according to the National Federation of High Schools.

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