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Sankey on pace for state record

Mason Kelley of the Seattle Times has unearthed another record that Gonzaga Prep senior running back Bishop Sankey is on pace to break.

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Sankey has 1,102 yards through four games. At the current pace, he would finish with 2,755 through 10 games (the 10th game either being a state play-in game or a crossover game).

He's averaging 275.5 yards per game. The single-season state rushing record belongs to Matthias Wilson of Ferndale, who churned out 2,676 yards in 14 games in 1997. Second on the all-time list is Johnie Kirton of Jackson, who rushed for 2,675 in 12 games in 2003.

Kei'Varae Russell, a junior from Mariner, has 917 yards and is averaging 229.3 per game.

Sankey moved up to fifth in the Greater Spokane League last Friday when he rushed for 316 against Lewis and Clark. His career high for a single game is 323. He extended his career league mark to 3,082 - 855 shy of the all-time record set by Tyree Clowe of Central Valley (3,937). Sankey must average 171 over the next five conference games to reach that record.

Greg Lee
Greg Lee joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a prep reporter covering Eastern Washington and North Idaho schools.

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