State Football Rushing Yards Leaders

June, 26, 2012
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California high school footballMark Tennis/ESPNHSConcord's Olito Thompson set NorCal record for rushing yards in 2011.
New, updated list of all-time best for single season from the exclusive Cal-Hi Sports state record book has expanded to more than 150 players. Earliest listing is from 1966. NFL players Ryan Mathews, Toby Gerhart and Jahvid Best all among top 11.

Ventura High’s Tyler Ebell obliterated the single-season state rushing record in the 2000 season and still ranks more than 900 yards ahead of the No. 2 total on the all-time state list. Concord High’s Olito Thompson enters the 2012 season after rushing for 3,488 yards as a junior, which is No. 4 on the state list and is No. 1 for Northern California.

Here are the updated all-time leaders from the state record book headed into the 2012 season (thanks to Paul Muyskens for contribution):

Most Rushing Yards (Season)

4,495 - Tyler Ebell, Ventura, 2000 (14)
3,586 - Jermaine Marshall, Malibu Camp Kilpatrick, 1999 (14)
3,523 - David Dotson, Moreno Valley Valley View, 1991 (11)
3,488 - Olito Thompson, Concord, 2011 (14) Jr.
3,437 - Chad Kackert, Simi Valley Grace Brethren, 2004 (12)
3,416 - John Bordenkircher, Dixon, 1997 (12)
3,398 - DeShaun Foster, Tustin, 1997 (14)
3,396 - Ryan Mathews, Bakersfield West, 2006 (12)
3,263 - Chris Hanks, Los Angeles Cathedral, 1997 (12)
3,233 - Toby Gerhart, Norco, 2005 (14)
3,225 - Jahvid Best, Richmond Salesian, 2006 (13)
3,219 - Oscar Arzu, Baldwin Park Sierra Vista, 1996 (13)
3,194 - Darrell Scott, Moorpark, 2006 (14) Jr.
3,125 - Onterrio Smith, Sacramento Grant, 1998 (12)
3,124 - Kenjon Barner, Riverside Notre Dame, 2007 (13)
3,105 - Lorenzo Booker, Ventura St. Bonaventure, 2000 (14) Jr.
3,045 - Dominique Dorsey, Tulare, 2000 (13)
3,035 - Toby Gerhart, Norco, 2003 (11) Soph.
3,010 - Jesse Callier, Downey Warren, 2009 (12)
3,006 - Dozie Amajoyi, San Bernardino Aquinas, 2005 (14)
2,974 - Dillon Baxter, San Diego Mission Bay, 2009 (13)
2,970 - Justin Fargas,Sherman Oaks, 1996 (14) Jr.
2,948 - Deontae Cooper, Perris Citrus Hill, 2008 (14) Jr.
2,905 - Terrell Watson, Oxnard, 2010 (11)
2,900 - Kenny James, Dos Palos, 2001 (13)
2,884 - Devontae Butler, Sacramento Grant, 2009 (13)
2,875 - Mike Bass, Corona Centennial, 2000 (14)
2,869 - Lorenzo Booker, Ventura St. Bonaventure, 2001 (14)
2,868 - T.J. Bird, Cloverdale, 1997 (13)
2,867 - Stepfon Jefferson, Visalia El Diamante, 2008 (13)
2,866 - Tyler Gaffney, San Diego Cathedral Catholic, 2008 (14)
2,863 - Deontae Cooper, Perris Citrus Hill, 2009 (11)
2,824 - Robert Cruz, Anaheim Magnolia, 2008 (11)
2,798 - Onan Reyes, Burlingame, 1997 (12)
2,798 - Travis Bernard, Valley Center, 2010 (13)
2,784 - Justin Fargas, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, 1997 (14)
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2,783 - Zach Graves, Rocklin Whitney, 2008 (13)
2,779 - Chris Pesaniello, Lake Elsinore Temescal Canyon, 2006 (13)
2,761 - Steve Wofford, Bakersfield, 1994 (14)
2,758 - Romello Goodman, Corona Centennial, 2011 (14)
2,739 - Mark Jenkins, Elk Grove Pleasant Grove, 2010 (14) Jr.
2,728 - Robbie Dubois, Mission Viejo, 2001 (14)
2,715 - Garret Zeiter, Los Gatos, 2011 (13)
2,714 - Brandon Minor, Corona Centennial, 2004 (14)
2,713 - Glyn Milburn, Santa Monica, 1987 (11)
2,707 - Jontell Reedom, Tulare, 2007 (14) Jr.
2,702 - Ryan Dimino, Fair Oaks Del Campo, 2009 (14)
2,699 - Toke Kefu, San Mateo, 2003 (13)
2,695 - Chris Ludlow, Tomales, 1997 (12)
2,694 - Joe Weber, San Bernardino Pacific, 1998
2,690 - Cameron Loeffler, Exeter, 2008 (11)
2,686 - Zander Anding, Burbank Burroughs, 2011 (10)
2,685 - Alan Taylor, Yucaipa, 1997 (14)
2,683 - Kevin Tennerson, Citrus Heights Mesa Verde, 1998 (13) Jr.
2,679 - Chris Howard, Wilmington Banning, 1998 (14)
2,679 - Ricky Seale, Escondido, 2008 (13) Jr.
2,677 - Mike McNair, Santa Ana Mater Dei, 1997 (14)
2,676 - Michael Jones, Laguna Hills, 1997 (14)
2,671 - Ronald Douglas, Ontario Chaffey, 2009 (12)
2,664 - Terrell Jackson, Corona Centennial, 2003 (13)
2,661 - David Quinonez, Anza Hamilton, 2004 (14)
2,660 - Akil Harris, Monrovia, 1998 (14)
2,660 - Ben Estill, Taft, 2005 (12)
2,654 - Albert Tuipulotu, San Mateo, 1996 (12)
2,651 - Steve Wofford, Bakersfield, 1993 (14) Jr.
2,647 - Josh Levi, Chino, 1997 (14)
2,639 - Sherman Austin, Los Angeles Lincoln, 1997 (12)
2,638 - Jamar Day, Rosamond, 1995 (13)
2,634 - Esteban Camarillo, La Habra Whittier Christian, 2006 (12)
2,632 - Curtis Brown, Lancaster Paraclete, 1999 (14)
2,632 - Robbie Rouse, San Diego Madison, 2008 (12)
2,625 - Gary Taylor, San Diego Morse, 1990 (14) Jr.
2,620 - Ryan Knight, Riverside Rubidoux, 1983 (12)
2,618 - Ralph Cataldo, Bishop, 2002 (11)
2,616 - Deon Burnett, Claremont, 1998
2,614 - Jesse Ramirez, Montebello Schurr, 2004 (11)
2,613 - Justin Davis, Stockton Lincoln, 2011 (13) Jr.
2,612 - Cierre Wood, Oxnard Santa Clara, 2007 (13) Jr.
2,608 - Ryan Bass, Corona Centennial, 2007 (15)
2,596 - Jeff Byrd, Garden Grove Rancho Alamitos, 1992 (14)
2,588 - Kawan Rally, Woodland Hills El Camino Real, 2011 (11)
2,595 - Mike Lemon, La Mirada, 1998 (14) Jr.
2,574 - Jermaine Lewis, Lancaster Antelope Valley, 1995 (14)
2,569 - Brian Alvarado, Coalinga, 2010 (13) Jr.
2,567 - Lonyae Miller, Fontana Kaiser, 2005 (13)
2,565 - Scott Garcia, Vista Rancho Buena Vista, 1988 (13)
2,562 - John Wiernicki, Galt Liberty Ranch, 2011 (13)
2,561 - Chris Polk, Redlands East Valley, 2007 (13)
2,558 - Garen Demery, El Cajon Valhalla, 2005 (12)
2,554 - Levi Leon, Willitts, 2004 (13)
2,553 - Nick Kalpin, Los Gatos, 2007 (12)
2,553 - Steven Manfro, Valencia, 2010 (13)
2,549 - Ramod Lee, Moreno Valley Valley View, 1993 (10)
2,546 - Glenn Ohaeri, San Bernardino Aquinas, 2000 (14) Jr.
2,546 - Jacob Taylor, Lake Arrowhead Rim of the World, 2011 (13) Jr.
2,546 - Demetrius Warren, Fresno Bullard, 2011 (13)
2,545 - Raheem Lambert, Riverside Norte Vista, 1997 (12)
2,539 - Dominique Dorsey, Tulare, 1999 (12) Jr.
2,533 - Chase Twedell, Cerritos Valley Christian, 2002 (14)
2,527 - Lorenzo Booker, Ventura St. Bonaventure, 1999 (14) Soph.
2,527 - Adrian Pacheco, Selma, 2007 (11) Jr.
2,517 - Brendan McGraw, Laguna Hills, 1994 (13)
2,514 - Wilbert Smith, Van Nuys Montclair Prep, 1993 (11)
2,514 - Manuel White, Valencia, 1999 (14)
2,514 - Ricardo Galvez, Los Angeles Cathedral, 2004 (12)
Eight-Man Football:
2,974 - DeAndre Bradford, Riverside Christian, 1992 (11) Jr.
Regular Season:
3,354 - David Dotson, Moreno Valley Valley View, 1991 (10)
3,341 - Tyler Ebell, Ventura, 2000 (10)
3,039 - John Bordenkircher, Dixon, 1997 (10)
3,007 - Chris Hanks, Los Angeles Cathedral, 1997 (10)
2,860 - Ryan Mathews, Bakersfield West, 2006 (10)
2,791 - Jermaine Marshall, Malibu Camp Kilpatrick, 1999 (10)
2,753 - Onterrio Smith, Sacramento Grant, 1998 (10)
2,728 - Terrell Watson, Oxnard, 2010 (10)
2,642 - Deontae Cooper, Perris Citrus Hill, 2009 (10)
2,632 - Jesse Callier, Downey Warren, 2009 (10)
2,623 - Jahvid Best, Richmond Salesian, 2006 (10)
2,610 - Oscar Arzu, Baldwin Park Sierra Vista, 1996 (10)
2,584 - Robert Cruz, Anaheim Magnolia, 2008 (10)
2,493 - David Dotson, Moreno Valley Valley View, 1990 (10) Jr.
2,464 - Zander Anding, Burbank Burroughs, 2011 (9)
2,452 - Cameron Loeffler, Exeter, 2008 (10)
2,445 - Craig Johnston, Whittier Christian, 1975 (9)
2,406 - Ily Lopez, Avenal, 2007 (10)
2,391 - Alfredo Castaneda, Bell Gardens, 2004 (10)
2,384 - Kenjon Barner, Riverside Notre Dame, 2007 (10)
2,384 - Kawan Rally, Woodland Hills El Camino Real, 2011 (10)
2,381 - Stephen Bradley, Walnut Creek Bereen Christian, 2001 (9)
2,372 - Albert Tuipulotu, San Mateo, 1996 (10)
2,358 - Onan Reyes, Burlingame, 1997 (10)
2,355 - Larry Ned, Moreno Valley Rancho Verde, 1996 (10)
2,355 - DeShaun Foster, Tustin, 1997 (10)
2,354 - Bill Carlquist, Dunsmuir, 1966 (9)
2,346 - Jesse Ramirez, Montebello Schurr, 2004 (10)
2,343 - Ramod Lee, Moreno Valley Valley View, 1993 (9)
2,343 - Rudy Jones, Rancho Cordova, 2000 (10)
2,325 - Wilbert Smith, Van Nuys Montclair Prep, 1993 (9)
2,318 - Perry Clayton, Van Nuys Grant, 2000 (10)
2,305 - Don Jackson, Elk Grove Laguna Creek, 2010 (10)
2,304 - Giovanni Rivera, Baldwin Park Sierra Vista, 2010 (10) Jr.
2,302 - Dominique Dorsey, Tulare, 2000 (10)
2,293 - Damon Boddie, Rancho Cordova, 1990 (10)
2,284 - Louis Arnold, Oakland Bishop O'Dowd, 2005 (10)
2,267 - John Curran, San Juan Capistrano Saddleback Valley Christian, 2011 (10)
2,263 - Charles Chatman, Costa Mesa, 1994 (10)
2,256 - James Noble, Barstow, 2003 (10)
2,255 - Zach Perigo, Delano, 2011 (10)
2,254 - Stephen Gabbard, Huntington Beach, 2006 (10)
2,253 - Marcus Fields, Stockton Stagg, 1996 (10)
2,253 - Mike Bass, Corona Centennial, 2000 (10)
2,250 - Darrell Scott, Moorpark, 2006 (10) Jr.
2,245 - Ben Estill, Taft, 2005 (10)
2,244 - Kevin Tennerson, Citrus Heights Mesa Verde, 1998 (10) Jr.
2,242 - Lavelle Peterson, La Canada, 2006 (10)
2,230 - Glyn Milburn, Santa Monica, 1987 (9)
2,226 - Ryan Bass, Corona Centennial, 2006 (10) Jr.
2,223 - Adrian Pacheco, Selma, 2007 Jr. (10)
2,220 - Darrick Jackson, Escondido, 2004 (10)
2,219 - Toby Gerhart, Norco, 2005 (10)
2,217 - Sean Tow, El Dorado Union Mine, 2011 (9)
2,216 - Chad Kackert, Simi Valley Grace Brethren, 2004 (9)
2,208 - Marcellus Armstrong, Fresno McLane, 1997 (10)
2,205 - Lorenzo Booker, Ventura St. Bonaventure, 2000 (10) Jr.
2,199 - Justin Fargas, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, 1997 (10)
2,183 - James Montgomery, Rancho Cordova, 2005 (10)
2,181 - Dan Nguyen, Alameda, 1993 (10)
2,178 - Dillon Baxter, San Diego Mission Bay, 2009 (10)
2,168 - Ronney Jenkins, Oxnard Hueneme, 1995 (10)
2,168 - Kenny James, Dos Palos, 2001 (10)
2,167 - Terrell Jackson, Corona Centennial, 2003 (10)
2,163 - Ricky Seale, Escondido, 2009 (10)
2,159 - Jared Holley, Kelseyville, 1998 (10)
2,154 - Ronald Douglas, Ontario Chaffey, 2009 (10)
2,151 - Michael Porter, Woodside, 2000 (10)
2,147 - Steve Wofford, Bakersfield, 1993 (10) Jr.
2,146 - T.J. Nelson, Cambria Coast Union, 2007 (10)
2,144 - Devontae Butler, Sacramento Grant, 2009 (10)
2,131 - Justin Fargas, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, 1996 (10) Jr.
2,131 - Travis Bernard, Valley Center, 2010 (10)
Eight-Man Football Regular Season:
2,496 - DeAndre Bradford, Riverside Christian, 1992 (9) Jr.
2,282 - Benji Smith, Norwalk Leffingwell Christian, 1986 (9)

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