WEST UNITY, Ohio (WTVG) - Tyler Suboski is now the single season rushing yards leader for Hilltop High School as he sits at just under 1,500 yards in 2017.
The senior also set the single-game rushing mark for the Cadets last Friday, finishing with 277 yards. Suboski almost didn't play football this season because of off season labrum surgery.
"As the season started to come closer and we started to getting practices in or at least our camps days, I started realizing that maybe it would be achievable," Suboski said. "Our offensive line looked really good in practice."
This year's offensive line at Hilltop is made up of all seniors.
"Coach tells us before every game we have to go out and get Tyler's yards because he's close," Hilltop left guard Chase Masters said. "It is just as much our record as it is his."
The surgery held back Suboski from the leg exercises in the weight room such as the deadlift and squat since you need use of your upper body. So instead, the core became his main focus.
"I think the kids saw that," Hilltop head coach Nathan Massie said. "He was still in there even hurt. He's still in there working hard, making sure his body was in the best shape of his life. I think he got in great shape."
Suboski only began playing running back in week eight of last season. Now, he's running toward more record yards and a conference title.