Saturday, September 03, 2011

Indiana Receiver Sets National Receiving Record

by Jeff Fisher
High School Football America

South Bend Washington (Indiana) receiver Gehrig Dieter has a season's worth of statistics in just three games, plus a national record.

Friday night, Dieter caught 12 passes for 437 yards to break the national record for receiving yards in a game.  The old record was 421 yards by J.D. Felice of Rose Bud, Arkansas.

It's the second time that Dieter has broken a record this year.  In the season opener, he had 373 yards that set a new Indiana mark, which he broke again last night.  In the second game of the season, the Panther senior hauled-in 346 yards.

So, through three games, Dieter has 1,156 yards receiving.  He's almost halfway to the all-time national season record of 2,427 yards set by Cody Cardwell of Stephenville High School in Texas in 1998.

And, by the way, Washington improved to 3-0 with a 63-10 win over Elkhart Central.

Click here to read more on Deiter's record-breaking night from the South Bend Tribune.

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