Howard Tsunamura, The Province, Nov 18, 2012
W.J. Mouat’s Maleek Irons has added his biggest record yet to an eye-popping season on the football field.
On Friday night, the Grade 11 running broke what is believed to be the B.C. high school all-time single-season rushing record of 3,173 yards over 11 games set by Coquitlam-Centennial running back Reg Bradshaw in 2001.
Irons, in his team’s 55-20 Subway Bowl quarterfinal victory over West Vancouver, carried 30 times for 322 yards and six touchdowns. That gave Irons, over 11 games, 3,184 yards and 42 touchdowns. Irons Friday night totals didn’t become official until late Saturday.
Mouat, set to face Mt. Douglas, the same team he set the B.C. single-game rushing record of 491 yards against in October, is Irons’ next test.
If his No. 1 Hawks win, he could potentially get a chance to keep pushing that standard even higher in the Subway Bowl final Dec. 1 on the fast-track carpet at B.C. Place Stadium.