Turns out, Capuchino running back Justin Ewing has put his name in the Central Coast Section record book.
Ewing's 494 yards rushing in a 35-28 victory over Gunn last week broke the section's single-game record of 424 yards, set by Burlingame's Onan Reyes in a 56-13 win over Mills in 1996, according to Cal-Hi Sports.
The Capuchino standout carried 44 times to reach his mark.
"He is just a workhorse," Capuchino coach Adam Hyndman said of the 195-pound Ewing. "He worked hard over the summer, got himself into great shape. He's about 6 percent body fat. He's fun to watch and hard to bring down."
Ewing emerged as Capuchino's featured ball carrier last year as a junior, when he had 45 carries for 380 yards in one game. This season he has 875 yards rushing on 100 carries after three games.
"I've been coaching in the valley for a while," said Oak Grove coach Jay Braun, whose team plays host to McClymonds on Friday. "My first job was at Saratoga, so I've known (Los Gatos coach) Butch Cattolico for a while. Butch and his staff do a fantastic job. This win is big for us. Last year we lost to them and the guys felt like they let it get away."
As for Los Gatos, there are few better 1-2 teams around. In addition to No. 3-ranked Oak Grove, the Wildcats' other loss was to No. 2 Archbishop Mitty 28-20.