Hopewell’s Rushel Shell breaks PA state rushing record

Not Steelers related, but we love WPIAL football…

Hopewell senior RB and Pitt commit Rushel Shell broke Jeremiah Young’s PIAA rushing record tonight against Franklin Regional. Young (Steelton-Highspire) had 8,435 yards in his career, 3 ahead of the previous state career rushing record of 8,432 yards by East Stroudsburg’s James Mungro.

Shell is possibly the most hyped running back recruit to come out of the Pittsburgh area ever. He’s drawing all sorts of wild comparisions and he’ll be someone for NFL fans to keep an eye on the next four years if he stays healthy. 

The Hopewell-Franklin Regional game is still going on (and it is a great one). It’ll be on late tonight on Root Sports in Pittsburgh. 

Congrats to Rushel and his Hopewell teammates for breaking one of the most historic records in PA high school football!