Rushel Shell focused on wins, not records 

September, 23, 2011
WEST ALIQUIPPA, Pa. -- Hopewell running back Rushel Shell is poised to become Western Pennsylvania's all-time leading rusher Friday night, but his coach Dave Vestal said there won't be any long, drawn-out celebration.

"I don't think they're gonna stop the game for 20 minutes like [Derek] Jeter," joked Vestal.

There's a good reason for that: It would be setting a bad precedent. Not for the rest of the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League, but for Shell alone. The WPIAL rushing record is one of many records Shell will almost certainly break this season.

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Jared Shanker

Florida State/ACC reporter