Illinois running back Geno Hess has 64 carries and eight TDs in comeback win

Illinois running back Geno Hess has 64 carries and eight TDs in comeback win

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Illinois running back Geno Hess has 64 carries and eight TDs in comeback win

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How is this for a heavy workload?

Geno Hess of Peoria (Ill.) had a whopping 64 carries in a 70-63 come-from-behind victory against Normal West, according to MaxPreps. In a back-and-forth game, the sides combined for 58 points in the fourth quarter.

The 64 carries equal the second-most in a game nationally. Daniel Quinn of Sand Creek (Colorado Springs) also had 64 carries in 2014. The record belongs to Russell Gunter of Straughn (Andalusia, Ala.) with 72 in 1986.

Hess finished with 574 yards rushing and eight touchdowns.

His yardage is No. 2 in state history, according to the Illinois High School Association record book. The record is 593 yards by Chicago Austin’s DeAndre Hooper in 1996.

“He hit the holes hard and really trusted his offensive line,” Peoria coach Tim Thornton told the Bloomington Pantagraph.

 

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