High-SchoolCalifornia: Ryan Mathews
June, 26, 2012
By Mark Tennis | ESPN.com
Mark 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):