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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Jalen Hurd broke the freshly minted TSSAA single-season rushing record just six hours after it was set by accumulating 394 yards and seven touchdowns -- both championship records -- on 34 carries to lead Beech to a 56-35 victory over Columbia Central Friday night in the Class 5A championship game.
The record was originally broken earlier Friday by Huntingdon quarterback Jacob Warbritton, who rushed for 163 yards to finish with 3,082 for the year as his team lost the Class 1A game.
Hurd only needed 119 to break the new mark, and had 133 and three touchdowns in the first half alone. Hurd ended his season with 3,357 rushing yards as Beech (15-0) won its second state title.
Matthew Markham led the Lions (12-3) with 356 yards and two touchdowns on 24-of-33 passing.
Beech's Kourtney Hawkins was named the game's defensive MVP with 10 tackles and an interception.
Saturday, December 1 2012, 11:06 PM CST
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The Grizzlies are enjoying a day off after clinching the franchise's first berth in the Western Conference finals. Good thing too since they can use a little rest after all that hard work. Memphis eliminated the defending Western champs in five games, beating Oklahoma City 88-84 on Wednesday night.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam says he was "absolutely not" aware of and did not participate in the practices that led to the federal investigation into his Pilot Flying J company. Haslam, who bought the Browns last year, says he takes responsibility for what happens at his company, a truck-stop chain that is the nation's largest diesel fuel retailer.
UNDATED (AP) -- Connecticut Sun guard Kara Lawson is the winner of the WNBA Dawn Staley Community Leadership Award. WNBA president Laurel J. Richie said that "Kara is an ambassador and leader for all levels of basketball as well as a role model to girls and women everywhere" in a release Thursday announcing Lawson as the award recipient.
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