Teams Nearing Milestones in 2016

With the 2016 season less than a week away, it’s a good time to check in on upcoming milestones teams across the state can reach this season.  All of the current statistics come from the Wins List published on this site, which is based primarily on the research of Dr. Roger Saylor and can be found here.  Because 2016 will feature a 15-game season, all teams that fall within 15 games of each milestone are included below.

*Numbers in parentheses indicate statistics entering the 2016 season.

WINS

800

  • Berwick (789)

700

  • Central [Philadelphia] (692)
  • Williamsport (690)
  • Aliquippa (687)

600

  • Shamokin (596)
  • North Penn [Lansdale] (594)
  • Central Bucks West (594)
  • Altoona (590)
  • Erie Cathedral Prep (586)

500

  • Reading (499)
  • Roman Catholic (499)
  • Chambersburg (496)
  • Cumberland Valley (496)
  • Wilkes-Barre Meyers (494)
  • Nanticoke (493)
  • Lancaster Catholic (492)
  • Pen Argyl (489)
  • Clarion (488)
  • Camp Hill (487)
  • Uniontown (486)
  • Juniata (486)
  • Erie McDowell (485)

400

  • Shenango (399)
  • Lewisburg (398)
  • South Philadelphia (397)
  • Springdale (395)
  • Mercersburg Academy (393)
  • Cameron County (393)
  • Muhlenberg (393)
  • Karns City (393)
  • Gateway (393)
  • Ligonier Valley (392)
  • California (392)
  • Riverside [Taylor] (392)
  • Brentwood (392)
  • Union [Rimersburg] (392)
  • Conemaugh Township (392)
  • Mars (391)
  • Allentown Central Catholic (387)
  • North Allegheny (387)
  • Homer-Center (386)
  • Avonworth (385)

300

  • North Schuylkill (299)
  • Olney (298)
  • Exeter Township (297)
  • Conrad Weiser (297)
  • Warrior Run (296)
  • Southern Huntingdon (295)
  • Blackhawk (295)
  • Central Columbia (294)
  • Youngsville (292)
  • Sheffield (292)
  • Susquehannock (291)
  • Hughesville (291)
  • Archbishop Carroll (291)
  • Archbishop Ryan (290)
  • Upper Perkiomen (289)
  • Kiski Area (289)
  • Belle Vernon (289)
  • Knoch (286)
  • Bishop Canevin (285)
  • East Allegheny (285)

200

  • Cambria Heights (199)
  • Apollo-Ridge (199)
  • Martin Luther King (198)
  • Greencastle-Antrim (196)
  • Dover (196)
  • Wallenpaupack (196)
  • Academy Park (196)
  • Glendale (194)
  • Lakeview (194)
  • Northgate (194)
  • Perkiomen Valley (193)
  • Maplewood (189)
  • Serra Catholic (187)
  • Mid-Valley (187)
  • Keystone (186)

100

  • York County Tech (94)
  • West Chester Rustin (89)
  • Bishop Shanahan (86)

GAMES PLAYED, min. 1000

List includes week and opponent when team would reach milestone.  The week refers to the team’s game number; the PIAA is referring to games on August 26th as “Week Zero,” but those games will be shown here as “Week 1.”  If a team plays two scrimmages, its “Week 1” may be a week later than the “Week 1” of a team who plays one scrimmage.  All schedules via Western PA Football and Eastern PA Football.

1200

  • Easton (1199) – Week 1 vs. Stroudsburg
  • Steelton-Highspire (1198) – Week 2 vs. North Schuylkill

1100

  • Connellsville (1095) – Week 5 at Kiski Area
  • Pottstown (1094) – Week 6 vs. Pottsgrove
  • William Penn Charter (1092) – Week 8 at Chestnut Hill Academy
  • Beaver Falls (1087) – Week 13, playoffs
  • Greensburg Salem (1086) – Week 14, playoffs

1000

  • Titusville (998) – Week 2 at Fairview
  • Carlisle (995) – Week 5 vs. State College
  • Curwensville (995) – Week 5 vs. Kane
  • Ellwood City (995) – Week 5 vs. Valley
  • Oil City (995) – Week 5 vs. Grove City
  • Hollidaysburg (993) – Week 7 at Tyrone
  • Hanover Area (990) – Week 10 at Nanticoke
  • Sharpsville (989) – Week 11, playoffs
  • Latrobe (987) – Week 13, playoffs
  • West Catholic [Philadelphia] (985) – Week 15, playoffs
  • LaSalle (985) – Week 15, playoffs
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Individual Rushing Updated

Individual rushing statistics have been added to the “Individual Statistics –> Rushing” tab on the menu.  All rushing statistics shown here were collected from archived copies of the Pennsylvania Football News’ Keystone Clubs and are current through the end of the 2015 season.

A few observations:

  • There have been 2,547 seasons in which a Pennsylvania high school football player has rushed for at least 1,000 yards.  A number of these instances involve the same player rushing for 1,000+ yards more than once in his career.
  • The only players to lead the state in rushing yards twice are LeSean McCoy (2003 & 2004), Ryan Brumfield (2009 & 2010) and Dominick Bragalone (2013 & 2014).
  • The lowest total to lead the state since 2000 was 2,272 by Robbie Frey of Lehighton in 2005.  That ranks 75th in single-season history.
  • The highest total not to lead the state was 2,974.  Lakeview’s Blake Reddick rushed for the 6th-highest total of this century, but finished 2nd in 2013.  Reddick finished 294 yards behind South Williamsport’s Bragalone.
  • Through 2015, only two players have rushed for 4,000+ yards (Bragalone and Zach Barket).  Five have eclipsed 3,000 yards and 177 have hit 2,000 or more.

The list shown here is as accurate as possible, but there may still be errors or omissions.  Additionally, any information pointing toward players who rushed for more than 1,000 yards before 2000 would be greatly appreciated.  This is a growing document and any assistance in including as many players from past years is helpful.

(Photo: Ryan Brumfield.  Source: “Talking Sports with Seeley” https://pafbhistory.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/16ea9-ojrfball.jpg)