"Washington running back Shai McKenzie set a school single-season rushing record last week. But McKenzie's season is really one for the ages in the entire WPIAL.
McKenzie is a 6-foot, 215-pound junior who led the WPIAL in rushing during the regular season and whose yards-per-carry average was surreal.
McKenzie rushed for 1,902 yards on 127 carries, a 15.0 average. That is the highest average in at least 30 years for any WPIAL running back who has gained 1,000 yards in a regular season.
To put McKenzie's statistics in perspective, consider that from 1979 (the first year the Post-Gazette recorded WPIAL statistical leaders) through last season, only 47 running backs ran for 1,000 yards in a season and also averaged 10 yards a carry or more. In 12 of the previous 33 seasons, not one running back in the WPIAL ran for 1,000 yards and averaged 10 yards a carry."