McKinney Running Back Sets Texas High School Rushing Record

McKinney High School running back Matt Gadek set the Texas single-game rushing record with 592 yards in a 63-50 victory against Plano East on Thursday night.

With a 31-yard run on the second-to-last play, Gadek broke the record of 587 yards rushing by Somerville's Daryl Ellis in 1998, according to Texas Football magazine. McKinney's quarterback took a knee on the final play.

"I have the best O-line in the state," Gadek said after the game. "I appreciate everything they do for me and the team."

Gadek broke McKinney's career rushing record held by former Oklahoma running back Donta Hickson, who also held the previous single-game mark at 415 yards in 2000. Gadek, a senior who has 4,371 career yards, tied Hickson's single-game school record with six touchdowns rushing.

The national record is 754 yards by John Giannantonio of Netcong, New Jersey, in 1950, according to the National Federation of High Schools.

NBC 5's Todd L. Davis and Pat Doney contributed to this report.

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