After a three-week wait, senior tailback Michael Chan needed just 2 plays to gain the 29 yards he needed to pass Bert McKee as San Marino’s all-time leading rusher Friday night in leading the Titans to a 35-0 win at Temple City.
But he didn’t stop there. Chan totaled 169 yards – most of them between the tackles – on 29 carries and scored 3 touchdowns as San Marino improved to 2-0 in Rio Hondo League action and 4-3 overall.
Chan eclipsed Bert McKee, who graduated from San Marino High School in 1979, rushed for 2,349 yards on 392 carries. Chan now has 2,490 yards on 422 attempts.
Sophomore Beau Hobbie – Mr. Outside – scored two touchdowns and gained 95 yards on 11 carries and junior quarterback Blake Cabot picked up 121 yards on just 5 carries. Aside from Chan’s record-breaking performance, a play in the 4th quarter provided much of the evening’s excitement. Cabot faked to both Chan and Hobbie, then kept the ball and sprinted up the middle of the field as half the Rams’ defense chased Chan and the other half pursued Hobbie. One defender – Daniel Ruano – wasn’t fooled, but needed 86 yards before he could pull Cabot down from behind at Temple City’s four yard line.
Linebacker Brandt Lukas made 17 tackles and Matthew Ary made 11 stope – 4 for losses.
The Titans travel to Monrovia on Friday, Oct. 21 for a 7:00 p.m. that is suddenly crucial to the Rio Hondo League title race. San Marino, South Pasadena and Monrovia are currently atop the table.