Covering High School Sports in America
Jacob Taylor became only the seventh football player in high school history to rush for 4,000 yards in one year following a big Friday night performance.

File photo by Josh Thompson

Jacob Taylor, Rim of the World

The 5-foot-11, 173-pound senior ran 41 times for 260 yards and three touchdowns to spark Rim of the World (Lake Arrowhead, Calif.) to a 34-31 victory over Ontario Christian (Ontario) and its first CIF-Southern Section East Valley championship in 36 years.

John Giannantonio holds the national single-season record of 4,756 yards. Others in the 4,000 club include Tyler Ebell, Derrick Henry, Zach Barkett, Travis Henry and Ken Hall.

Taylor told the San Bernardino Sun, "It's amazing, but the entire team did this, not just me. Ontario Christian is a tough team. That was the toughest game of the season."

Coach Bob Gradillas admitted, "I heard that (4,000 yards) was his goal and I thought he was crazy. I didn't think he could do it. I can't believe he did it."