"Going In-Zane":Dudek's record-breaking start

Armstrong senior running back Zane Dudek has put an all-out assault on the WPIAL rushing record book.


Armstrong High School (PA) senior running back Zane Dudek has been the most productive running back not only in the WPIAL, but in the whole state of Pennsylvania this season. 

Dudek's insane start to the season has helped his team to its current 6-1 record. Dudek's rushing statistics through seven games look like this: 210 rushes for 2,206 yards (10.5 yards per game) and 31 total touchdowns.  Dudek is averaging a mind-boggling 315 yards rushing per game. 

Dudek has already broken the WPIAL regular-season record of Steel Valley's Delrece Williams (2,149 yards), set in 2010.  The next record for Dudek to attempt to break is the WPIAL rushing record for a season currently held by Clairton's Lamont Wade (2,762 rushing yards in 2014).  With at least three games left in the season, and barring an injury, there's a VERY good chance that he'll take down Wade's record as well.

Dudek has several offers including ones from Air Force , Army, and several other offers from Ivy League and FCS schools.  Dudek says he doesn't plan on taking any type of visits during the season.

"I think I'm going to wait until the end of our season and maybe go back out to all of the Ivy League schools," said Dudek. I've already been on unofficial visits to other schools."

In the meantime, Dudek attributes a lot of his success to his offensive line.  "They've been nothing short of phenomenal," Dudek said about his offensive line.  "That's why that record from Friday is more of a credit to them because they deserve the credit more than me."

Check out his senior mid-season highlights below:


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