Remarkable night for Erion rushing

Petaluma coach Steve Ellison called it an unbelievable performance. Windsor coach Jason Fayter said he was shocked when his assistants told him the final numbers.

Windsor junior Cameron Erion set an all-time single-game Empire rushing record Friday night with a 450-yard night (26 carries) against Petaluma at Durst Field in Petaluma.

The old record was set by T.J. Bird of Cloverdale in 1997, when he ran for 360 yards against Hoopa Valley in the playoffs.

“It was incredible, unreal,” said Ellison, whose team has not played bad defense all season.

Erion ran 82 yards for a touchdown to open Windsor’s scoring and also had TD runs of 44, 22, 27 and 1 yards, scoring 5 TDs in all.

Fayter said Erion got his yards on all kinds of runs, power runs, stop and start delay runs, broke lots of tackles and just had a night that every high school back dreams of.

Erion didn’t play last week against Casa after sustaining a neck injury in the opening series of a win against El Molino the previous week. He rushed for 240 yards in a half that game. He also rushed for 234 yards on 24 carries in a loss to Redwood in the season opener. Fayter said Erion now has nearly 1,600 yards rushing on the season.

Game stats also showed Windsor with 597 yards in offense and Petaluma with 363, nearly 1,000 yards in a high school game.

A pretty remarkable night in Petaluma.