It was a night that dreams are made of.
Wilmington High senior Ethan Susen rushed for a career-high 212 yards in a 41-20 road win over highly-touted Farrell on Friday night. The Greyhounds ground out 420 yards in that game.
He has 21 carries and 255 rushing yards total on the season.
“I had no idea that I was up to 200 yards,” Susen said. “We don’t watch things like that during a game. We just prepare. Our coaches put together a good game plan. Our linemen just got it done.”
Susen’s previous high was 178 yards last year. Wilmington head coach Brandon Phillian said Susen is a coach’s dream as a player – as is running back Darren Miller.
“Darren Miller opens things up for Ethan. One of the keys to the Wing-T is that it opens up some lanes and allows a second back to get it done,” Phillian said. “Ethan is the type of player who doesn’t care if he has three carries or 20 carries.”
This is the week that Phillian takes on his father-in-law, longtime Sharpsville head coach Paul Piccirilli.
He said his wife, Chelsea, splits her loyalty down the middle and daughter Braelyn is a daddy's girl.
“He and I have always had mutual respect for each other,” Phillian said.