New Texas high school football 11-man rushing record

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McKinney (Texas) senior running back Matt Gadek ran for 599 yards Thursday night against Plano East to break the UIL 11-man state record for most rushing yards in a game.  Gadek breaks the old record of 587 yards that Somerville’s Daryl Ellis set against Thrall in 1998.

The 5-10, 175-pound running back led McKinney to a 63-50 win against Plano East at Ron Poe Stadium.  He carried the ball 49 times and scored six touchdowns in the victory.

The national record for most rushing yards in a game is 754 yards that was set in 1950. The record is held by John Giannantonio of Netcong High School in New Jersey

Next week, McKinney faces Allen, ranked No. 3 in the High School Football America Top 100.

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