East (Salt Lake City) sets Utah record for rushing yards, total yards in a season

East (Salt Lake City) sets Utah record for rushing yards, total yards in a season

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East (Salt Lake City) sets Utah record for rushing yards, total yards in a season

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East (Salt Lake City) is headed to the 4A state final in Utah and set a pair of impressive state season records along the way.

East ran for 644 yards — and 500 in the first half — of a 64-13 victory against Maple Mountain to become the first team in state history to rush for 6,000 yards in a season. East now has 6,496 with a game to play.

The program also became the first in state history to break 7,000 total yards in a season with 7,007.

While East did add passing touchdowns against Maple Mountain, the ground game was still key with scoring runs of 60, 77 and 70 yards. Jaylen Warren finished with 218 yards and three scores.

“It’s all my linemen,” Warren told the Salt Lake Tribune. “We couldn’t do it without our linemen, so I’ve got to give them all the credit. They deserve it.”

East looks to successfully defend its state title next week against Springville.

 

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