Marsh’s big finish completes strong year

first_imgCurtis Marsh saved his best for last. The Royal High senior rushed for a school-record 331 yards on 37 carries with three touchdowns Thursday in a 37-35 victory over crosstown rival and visiting Simi Valley in the team’s regular-season finale. “He dominated,” Royal coach Gene Uebelhardt said. “There were some great athletes out on the field and he went out and set the bar pretty high. It was the perfect way to go out and end a high school career.” The 6-foot, 180 pounder broke Dan Mosier’s mark of 317 set last year. And Marsh could have nded up with a more lofty total if his 70-yard run in the second quarter wasn’t called back because of a holding call. “We had no passing attack to take the pressure off him, that’s what makes what he did all the more impressive,” Uebelhardt said. “And it says a lot about me, too, making sure he was on the bus every week.” Marsh is equally gifted off the field, carrying a 3.5 GPA in the classroom while taking a number of honors classes. “He’s off the charts in math and physics,” Uebelhardt said. “That’s the type of kids we’re sending off to college. They’re not just great in football.” Marsh is being recruited by several Division I colleges, most notably Oregon, Washington and Utah. He’s expected to make a decision sometime in the near future. In the meantime, he’ll have the time to reflect. Time to take a look at the quality production he put in week in and week out. “This season has been great,” Marsh said. Sean Ceglinsky, (818) 713-3607 [email protected] AT A GLANCE A look at Royal High running back Curtis Marsh’s numbers: OpponentCarriesYardsAvg.TDs Chaminade29842.90 Channel Islands1720311.92 Ventura16603.80 Westlake251877.51 Thousand Oaks201668.30 Agoura252018.01 Calabasas221285.82 Newbury Park241988.32 Moorpark17211.21 Simi Valley373208.63 Totals2321,5686.712 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “My job is to go out there and make plays,” Marsh said. The effort shouldn’t come as a big surprise considering Marsh has shouldered his fair share of the offensive burden this season for Royal (6-4, 4-3), which finished fourth in the Marmonte League. He rushed for more than 200 yards in a game three different times this year, and nearly a fourth – he totaled 198 against Newbury Park in Week 8. Furthermore, Marsh had at least two touchdowns in three of the team’s final four games and eight of his 12 scores have come in the final four outings. He finished the season with 232 carries for 1,568 yards, the second-best total in the area, trailing only Rio Mesa’s Malachi Lewis who has 1602. last_img