Nick Chubb rushed for 363 yards and four touchdowns in Cedartown’s opener this season in what sensible people assumed would stand as a career-best game.
A week later, Chubb rushed for 393 yards and five touchdowns in a 35-28 victory over Pepperell.
“He’ll keep doing it,” Cedartown head coach Scott Hendrix told GHSF Daily on Monday. “He might not put up 300 every week, but he’s special. He’s a very, very hard-working, dedicated young man who is very driven and disciplined in everything he does. His GPA is like 3.8.”
Chubb’s 756 rushing yards in two games lead the state ahead of Walton’s Tyren Jones, who has 635. It is believed to be the first time in history that Georgia has had two running backs open with consecutive 300-yard rushing games in one season.
Time will tell if Chubb emerges as the same kind of college prospect as Jones, who has committed to Alabama. Chubb is only a junior. He’s 5 feet, 11 inches and 210 pounds. He has run 4.5 seconds in the 40 at a combine and 11.0 seconds in the 100 meters.
In 2011, Chubb rushed for 1,508 yards and 24 touchdowns and didn’t fumble in 206 carries for an 8-3 team that had a winning season for the first time since 2004. With 756 yards and nine touchdowns on 66 carries, Chubb is ahead of that pace, or any other in state history after two games.
“It’s also a reflection of the fact we have a solid group around him,” Hendrix said. “We have a good offensive line and backs who block. He’s getting the glory, but it’s a team effort.”
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