of Oil City (Pa.)
broke another high school football national record Friday. In a 38-21 win over Hollidaysburg, the junior rushed for 403 and five touchdowns, becoming the only player in history to have five 400-yard rushing games in a season.
Knox was tied at four with current Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry, who played his high school ball at Yulee (Fla.)
Earlier this season, Knox became the first player to rush for at least 400 yards in four consecutive games with totals of piling 402, 445, 424 and 432 yards, respectively.
Oil City running back Ethen Knox leads the nation with 2,507 rushing yards this season.
Photo: Eric Elliott
All of his 403 yards were needed Friday night as Oil City improved to 5-2 with a comeback victory. In the second half, Knox rushed for 221 yards and three touchdowns.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound back now has 29 touchdown runs this season and leads the nation with 2,507 rushing yards. His 358 rushing yards per game are pacing as another national record.
Ken Hall of Sugar Land (Texas) averaged 337 yards in 1953 while rushing for 4,045 yards in 12 games.