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Oklahoma high school football: Alex's Tatton Anderson surpasses 8,000 career rushing yards in win against Empire

Tatton Anderson rushed his way into nearly uncharted territory Friday.

The senior running back at Class B Alex surpassed 8,000 career rushing yards Friday in the Longhorns' 38-20 win against No. 7 Empire. Anderson is only the fourth player in state history to rush for more than 8,000 yards in his career, joining Hulburt's Jacob Bruce (8,586), Luther's Larry Dupree (8,443) and White Oak's Reggie Skinner (8,119). 

For his career, Anderson is at 8,043 rushing yards with 123 touchdowns. He also has more than 3,000 receiving yards. 

"It's really rare at our level to have an opportunity to coach a kid like that," Alex coach Matt Brand said. "Last night, for example, he only ran the ball 12 times because they were all over him, so we split him out at receiver and they had to double cover him. He's really a humble kid for as many stats as he has."

Stillwater's Qwontrel Walker moved to No. 8 on the state's all-time rushing list. He had 10 carries for 176 yards and three scores in the Pioneers' 49-17 win against Sand Springs. He's up to 7,288 career rushing yards, about 300 behind seventh-place Stevie Quinones of Depew.

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Cameron Jourdan

Cameron Jourdan joined The Oklahoman in March 2019 to cover high school sports. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in May 2018. He had an internship with The Oklahoman and Stillwater News Press. During his time at OSU, Cameron served in a... Read more ›