Note: An earlier version of this story indicated Gadek rushed for 592 yards. The Dallas Morning News has since amended that number to 599.
Pretty safe to say Matt Gadek had himself a game Thursday.
The McKinney (Texas) running back carried the ball 48 times for 599 yards in a 63-50 win against Plano East, according to statistics kept by the Dallas Morning News.
Those stats, therefore, are unofficial, but if they stand Gadek would hold the Texas UIL 11-man rushing record, besting the previous mark by 12 yards. The national record is 754 yards, set by John Giannantonio of Netcong (N.J.) in 1950.
“I knew we had a chance the whole game,” Gadek told the paper. “They couldn’t stop our O-line. We just kept pounding the rock. I have the best O-line in the state. They were trying to load the box and we just ran some quick slants on them.”
McKinney will need that O-line and Gadek to be on top of their games next week, too, as the Lions will face Super 25 No. 3 Allen.