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November 5, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Two running backs break the single-game state rushing record on the same night

On Friday night, Blaine running back Mario Gobbato carried the ball 57 times for 480 yards in a 50-20 loss to Cedar Park Christian. At the time, Gobbato’s total set a new single-game rushing record, passing Steilacoom’s Danny Wilm’s mark of 471 yards. That’s even how we reported it.

Yet that night produced a twist: Eisenhower’s Branden Curtis carried the ball 45 times and rushed for 481 yards in a 34-13 win against Davis, according to the Yakima Herald. Curtis, according to the Herald, finished the year with 1,716 yards.

According to Washington football historian David Maley, Gobbato finished the year with 2,661 yards in 10 games, finishing eight yards shy of his mark last year and just 20 yards shy of the single-season record held by Interlake Jordan Todd (2,681 yards).

Gobbato holds the fourth- and fifth-best single-season rushing marks in Washington history, and he’s the only player listed twice in the top 10.

Here is the list of the single-game rushing leaders, according to Maley:

Single-game rushing

Branden Curtis, Eisenhower (2012) 481 yds.

Mario Gobbato, Blaine (2012) 480 yds.

Danny Wilm, Steilacoom (2003) 471 yds.

Easton Johnson, Hazen (2005) 471 yds.

Thomas Brooks-Fletcher, Interlake (2004) 444 yds.

Jonah Hoe, Walla Walla (2012) 436 yds.

Jordan Todd, Interlake (2011) 432 yds.

Jacob Prince, Mount Baker (1997) 422 yds.

Jonathan Stewart, Timberline (2002) 422 yds.

Ronald Baines, Mount Tahoma (2008) 421 yds.

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