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Blaine RB finishes season 8 yards short of setting state rushing record

Post by Doug Pacey / The News Tribune on Nov. 2, 2011 at 10:45 am with No Comments »
November 2, 2011 10:54 am

Blaine High running back Mario Gobbato rushed for 386 yards on 36 carries in a 35-24 Class 2A loser-out game at Cedarcrest on Tuesday night. The loss ended the Borderites’ season and Gobbato’s quest to shatter Washington’s single-season rushing record in 11-man football.

Blaine running back Mario Gobbato rushed for 2,669 yards in 10 games this season. The junior's rushing total is the third-best mark on the state's 11-man single-season rushing record list. Photo courtesy of The Bellingham Herald.

Gobbato piled up 2,669 yards in 10 games, which places him third overall on the single-season rushing charts behind Ferndale’s Matthias Wilson, who ran for 2,676 yards in 14 games 1997, and Jackson’s Johnie Kirton, who totaled 2,675 yards in 12 games in 2003.

You can view the state records for 11-man football,which are kept by prep historian David Maley, here.

Gobbato, who averaged 33.5 carries per game and totaled 38 touchdowns, will get another crack at the record next year — he’s only a junior.

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