Aliquippa (Pa.) Hopewell five-star running back Rushel Shell continued his torrid pace on Friday night as the Vikings dispatched Indiana 41-13. Shell finished the evening with 268 yards and four touchdowns on 32 carries.
He posted his 38th consecutive 100-yard game tying a national record held by former Oklahoma Sooner and Detroit Lions standout Billy Sims. Sims established the record for Hooks (Texas) back in 1972-75.
This season, Shell a Pittsburgh commitment has run for 2,033 yards and now only needs 229 yards to break the state career rushing record of 9,027 yards held by Jeremiah Young of Steelton-Highspire. Shell also missed one regular season game this year.
Shell will have a chance to break the record this evening when the Vikings battle Franklin Regional in a second round playoff contest.
Scout.com caught up with Shell after his impressive game against Indiana and in typical Shell fashion he put his team first over the individual accolades.