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Ebell Tops 3,000 Yards as Ventura Cruises, 42-8

VALLEY / VENTURA COUNTY SPORTS | VENTURA COUNTY FOOTBALL
ROUNDUP

November 04, 2000|GREG ANAPOL

Tyler Ebell rushed for 365 yards and four touchdowns to become only the eighth player in state history to top the 3,000-yard plateau in a season, and Ventura High routed Santa Barbara, 42-8, in a Channel League game Friday night at Santa Barbara.

Ebell, a senior who made a commitment to UCLA this week, had scoring runs of 58, five, 31 and 34 yards--his final scoring run putting him over 3,000.

Ebell's season total stands at 3,102 yards. Jermaine Marshall, who rushed for 3,586 yards for Kilpatrick last season, holds the state single-season record.

Ebell also climbed to fifth among the region's career rushing leaders with 5,992 yards.

Ebell summed up his accolades succinctly.

"Cool!" he said.

Ventura (8-1, 3-1 in league play) built a 28-0 halftime lead. Ebell also had a 62-yard touchdown run nullified by a clipping penalty.

Ebell has 43 rushing touchdowns this season, three shy of the Southern Section regular-season record held by David Dotson of Moreno Valley Valley View.

Ventura had 464 rushing yards.

Santa Barbara's Nick Solakian rushed for 66 yards in 11 carries. The Dons (2-7, 1-2) got their only score on a one-yard sneak by Matthew Huff with 1:28 to play.

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Ebell Watch

Tyler Ebell of Ventura became the fourth player in state history to rush for 3,000 yards in the regular season. The state record of 3,586 yards by Jermaine Marshall of Kilpatrick is also within reach. A look at Ebell's season:

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Opponent Att. Yds. Avg. TD Simi Valley 12 330 27.5 4 Moorpark 26 375 14.4 5 Royal 21 308 14.8 4 Arroyo Grande 44 393 8.9 6 Oxnard 32 379 11.8 5 Buena 34 240 7.1 3 San Marcos 19 361 19.0 6 Dos Pueblos 22 351 16.0 6 Santa Barbara 24 365 15.2 4 Totals 234 3,102 13.3 43

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