Kennedy's Tyler Dralle and Marion's Kory Walsh each cracked the 2,000-yard barrier in career rushing yards Friday and each hopes to climb the charts in the final two weeks of the high school football regular season.
Dralle now has 2,072 career rushing yards and Walsh has 2,049, ranking them 13th and 14th in Metro history according to Metro Sports Report records.
Andre Dawson of Washington holds the Metro record with a whopping 5,084 yards rushing from 2007-09.
Dralle has a chance to finish ninth on the career list with Kennedy headed to the Class 4A playoffs. Derek Kielkopf of Kennedy (1998-99) is currently ninth with 2,536, so Dralle needs 465 yards to pass him.
Dralle is the No. 2 rusher in Class 4A this season with 1,157 and his 13 touchdowns rank tied for fifth. Sam Cook of Fort Dodge is the 4A top rusher with 1,454 yards.
The Metro area has two 4A state leaders. Linn-Mar's Alexy Boehm is tied for tops with five field goals and Kennedy's Shaun Beyer is No. 1 in punting average at 44.5 yards per boot.
Austin Coates of Kennedy is tied for third with four interceptions. Daniel Gorsich of Linn-Mar is eighth with 36 pass receptions.
In Class 3A, Xavier quarterback Bryce Schulte is tied for fifth with 16 touchdown passes and eighth in yards with 1,168.