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High School Notebook

September 26, 2000|MIKE BRESNAHAN

Chris Delung carried up the middle. Around right end. Around left end. Up the middle again.

Delung, in fact, had 52 carries in Simi Valley's 55-22 loss to Crescenta Valley on Thursday.

Simi Valley had 66 plays, meaning Delung ran the ball on 78.9% of the Pioneers' plays.

Delung hobbled off the field with an ankle injury midway through the fourth quarter but returned to

rush for 78 yards and a touchdown in six carries.

He finished with 255 yards and three touchdowns.

"That is a lot of carries, but when you're in my system, it's an honor to carry the ball," said Coach Steve Carroll, who has implemented the double wing-T offense in his first year at Simi Valley.

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Tyler Ebell, a senior running back at Ventura, has rushed for 1,013 yards and 13 touchdowns in 59 carries through three games, a start similar to that of Jermaine Marshall last season at Kilpatrick.

Marshall had 960 yards and 14 touchdowns after three games last year. Marshall's opponents: Silver Valley, Cerritos Valley Christian and Ontario Christian.

Ebell's opponents, for comparison's sake: Simi Valley, Moorpark and Royal.

Marshall, now at Bakersfield College, finished with 3,586 yards and 52 touchdowns.

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