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More from Chillis' record day for McKinley

McKinley's Kevin Chillis has run for 783 yards on 48 carries in his last two games.

Not bad for a wide reciever.

Chillis, and All-WNY honorable mention last year as a wide receiver and defensive back for the three-time Harvard Cup champions, was moved to tailback two weeks ago, and it's made all the difference for the Macks.

McKinley has won both of those games after starting 0-4.

"I was initially hesitant to do it -- early on, we gave away all those games," first-year McKinley coach Joe Dugan after the Macks' 40-14 win over a Burgard squad which has proven stingy for other Harvard Cup teams. "We had a sophomore quarterback, and he grew up in those games. We didn't have that tailback that could run like [Chillis]. We were hurt by fumbles, the punt game, we had miscues everywhere. We haven't been making the same mistakes."

Here's Chillis' afternoon, carry-by-carry -- when he was finished, it added up to 26 rushes for 429 yards, a single-game total which ranks sixth in Western New York history:

First half carries (15 for 252 yards): 2, 34, 19, 2, 11, 7, 10, 25, 70, 17, (-2), 4, 7, 13, 33.

Second half carries (11 for 177): 7, (-2), 27, 0, 66, 9, 60, 4, 2, 3, 1.

"Kevin saw it today," Dugan said. "When that offensive line is on, you've got a second to get through a gaping hole before it closes and there's nothing but green on the other side."

---Keith McShea

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