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What does having the City League rushing record mean?

By: J. Long

Northwest’s Demarcus Robinson is 210 yards from breaking the record set by Bryce Brown last season. Will this make him the best back to ever play in the league?

I don’t think so. Regardless of how many yards D-mac gets, I think Brown is the best back to play in the league. I know I don’t have the historical knowledge of some of you, but Brown broke the record three times. That’s enough to give him the crown. But, then again, I’m sure some of you will disagree.

Here’s the list of 1,000-yard CL rushers. Who do you think is the best rusher to come out of the league?

P.S. Feel free to name your Top 5 or Top 10.

CITY LEAGUE FOOTBALL SINGLE-SEASON LEADERS

RUSHING1,000-yard City League RushersRegular season onlyPlayer, school Yards Year1. Bryce Brown, East 1,873 20082. Bryce Brown, East 1,825 20073. Bryce Brown, East 1,773 20064. Jeran Trotter, Northwest 1,718 20055. Tyrone Phillips Northwest 1,701 19916. Demarcus Robinson, Northwest 1,693 20087. John Randle, Southeast 1,618 20028. Leon Edwards Southeast 1,602 19889. Leon Edwards Southeast 1,502 198910. Gary Chandler, Heights 1,491 200411. (tie) Robert Reed Heights 1,481 199711. Derek Hubbard, South 1,481 199113. Rashad Jackson, Northwest 1,471 199614. Joseph Randle, Southeast 1,460 200715. Brad Wiesen Carroll 1,450 198516. Barry Sanders North 1,417 198517. Kenny Vernon Southeast 1,395 198618. Bryce Brown, East 1,338 200519. Jeff Martin, Southeast 1,337 200020. Rashad Washington, Southeast 1,327 199821. Tracy Levy, Southeast 1,300 197522. Rashad Jackson, Northwest 1,292 199823. Frank Delarue, Kapaun 1,283 200624. Jeremy Benford, West 1,266 199425. Phil Ruffin, Kapaun 1,265 199026. Jerome Oliver, South 1,228 199027. Grail Brewster, North 1,221 200828. Jerome Kemp, Southeast 1,215 200129. Chris Jaax, Carroll 1,211 200030. Wes Anderson, East 1,208 198331. Percy Battles, Southeast 1,202 197332. Anthony Bess, Heights 1,194 200333. Jeff Smith, Southeast 1,175 197834. Odell Bell, Northwest 1,174 200335. Kye Pannell, Heights 1,161 200036. Raymond Mitchell, North 1,161 200337. Robert Champion, North 1,158 199338. Leodies Robinson, Kapaun 1,151 195939. David Gilkey, Northwest 1,142 198240. Tyrone Phillips, Northwest 1,135 199241. Don Kabler, North 1,133 196642. Tyrone Phillips, Northwest 1,132 199043. Richard Harris, West 1,130 198644. Lydell Flowers, West 1,120 199345. J. Crabtree, Kapaun 1,108 199346. Larry Starr, North 1,105 198847. Don Calhoun, North 1,104 196948. Idris Elias, West 1,099 199549. Delton Knox, East 1,094 198050. Lester McCoy, Southeast 1,089 199651. Sean O’Brien, Kapaun 1,086 199452. Idris Elias, West 1,081 199653. Frank DeLarue, Kapaun 1,068 200554. Leon Edwards, Southeast 1,067 198755. Blake Vanatta, Northwest 1,061 199756. Gary Chandler, East 1,061 200357. Jeff Smith, Southeast 1,045 197958. Landrell Hoover, East 1,040 199959. Marcus Folks, Southeast 1,034 198360. Jeff Shepler, North 1,029 197461. Jerome Oliver, South 1,029 198962. Larry Elliott, East 1,027 195863. Morris Lolar, South 1,022 198864. Ken Bennett, West 1,018 196865. Demarcus Robinson, Northwest 1,017 200766. Buzz Santner, Kapaun 1,008 1964

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