With 61 rushing yards, Hopewell junior Rushel Shell will move past Mapletown's Derek Bochna into 12th place on the WPIAL all-time rushing list. Bochna, the head coach at McGuffey, was a two-sport standout (football, baseball) at Penn State 4,793 yards before he started as a freshman with the Nittany Lions in 1990.
Shell, who has rushed for 4,732 yards already is on pace to eclipse the all-time WPIAL mark of 7,646 set by Fort Cherry's Mike Vernillo.
Along the way, Shell should pass several local greats, including the subject of this week's All Points Bulletin.
Keith Miller was one of several talented players at Beth-Center High School during a great run of success that started in the 1970s and lasted into the 1990s. The Bulldogs experienced a down period before current head coach Ed Woods established the team as one of the most consistent in Class A. This year's Beth-Center team is 2-0 and ranked No. 3 in Class A by the Observer-Reporter.
When Miller played at Beth-Center, the Bulldogs were contenders in Class AA and engaged in some memorable contests against Wash High. One of the great backs in Washington County history, Miller rushed for 5,121 yards in his scholastic career.
Anyone knowing of Miller's whereabouts is urged to contact The Varsity Letters.