Record Breaking Night in Deming

In the Friday night game between Nooksack Valley and Mt. Baker, Baker’s Jed Schleimer set a new state game rushing record of 515 yards on just 21 carries.

From the Bellingham Herald:

When a 35-yard run by junior running back Jed Schleimer put the Mountaineers up two scores with roughly 4 and a 1/2 minutes left in the first quarter, coach Ron Lepper and his team knew they might about to have a special night. They had no idea how special.

“We had no idea,” Lepper said of what wound up being a record setting night for his young running back. “We were just trying to score more points than Nooksack.”

All told, Schleimer ended the night with a state record of 515 yards on the ground with six touchdowns in a 64-30 NWC 1A win over Nooksack Valley on Friday, Sept. 25. That broke a previous state record set in 2012 by Eisenhower’s Branden Curtis who rushed for 488 in a single game.

“I gotta give all the credit to my offensive line,” Schleimer said. “They battled all night for me.”

That performance  also puts Schleimer at over 1100 yards rushing this season, with 6 games to go.

On the other side of the ball, Nooksack’s sophomore QB Casey Bauman completed 37 of his 52 attempts.  According to Tyler Anderson of History of Whatcom County Football, that sets a new Whatcom County completions record and places in the top 10 statewide all-time.

David Maley’s 11-man records (through 2013) are available here.