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Near the end of Bishop Dwenger's 52-42 sectional semifinal win against East Noble, Saints senior running back Remound Wright had 287 yards rushing.

It already surpassed his previous career-best of 232 yards last year in semistate loss to Lowell.

Dwenger led 52-40 with nine seconds to go, and the Saints had the ball at their own 12. So Wright was instructed to run around in the end zone to run out the clock and then go out of the back of the end zone, which would give the Knights a safety.

Wright did as he was instructed and lost 12 rushing yards in the process, dropping his total to 275.

"When coach (Chris Svarczkopf) said run out of the end zone, I said 'excuse me,'" Wright said. "I had never had anybody tell me to run out of the end zone. I just do what I have to do for the win."

The Stanford-bound running back rushed for three touchdowns, including runs of 85, 72 and 6 yards. But his lasting jaunt might be a 57-yard fumble return in the first quarter.

Wright also plays cornerback.

"I haven't gotten many since my sophomore year when I got nine picks," Wright said of a defensive touchdown. "Not much has come my way in terms of defensive touchdowns, but once I saw the ball on the ground, you better believe it was picking it up and scoring."

High School Sports Editor Greg Jones on prep sports.