Curtis "Boonah" Brinkley's Two-Record Day
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   On 10/25 vs. North Catholic, West Catholic's Curtis "Boonah" Brinkley claimed
two prestigious city records. First he dislodged 1998 Frankford grad Eddie
Gaskins (6,122) as the No. 1 career rusher. He then claimed the one-game record
belonging to 1976 Cardinal Dougherty grad Lawrence Reid (379).
   Brinkley's totals: 399 in the game, 6,351 for his career.
   Brinkley carried 30 times and scored five TDs. He also had one punt return
for 16 yards.
   Here's a rundown of Brinkley's carries on each West drive:
   No. 1 -- 1, 26, 11, 6, 32 (TD).
   No. 2 -- 40 (TD).
   No. 3 -- 6 (TD scored by Evan Polk on pass from Will Burke).
   No. 4 -- 5, 11, 17 (TD)
   No. 5 -- 6, 9, 19 (set career record)
   No. 6 -- 3.
    No. 7 -- 80 (TD).
   No. 8 -- 8, 9, 9, 7, 8, 6.
   No. 9 -- 13, 15, 11, 6, 7, 4, 8 (set game record), 9, 7 (TD).
   The other players on offense:
   C: Thomas Davis.
   Gs: Frank Pirotta, Fran Enright.
   Ts: Robert Grant, Matt DeMarco.
   Es: Derrell Hand (tight), John Maddox (split)
   QB: Will Burke
   FB: David Fitzgerald
   SB: Evan Polk

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One of the signs supporting "Boonah"

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The previous career record-holder, 1998 Frankford
grad Eddie Gaskins (red jacket, top), arrived early
in the second quarter.

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Boonah takes a handoff from QB Will Burke. This run, on
the final play of the first half, went for 19 yards and lifted
Boonah's game total to 189 and career total to 6,141.
Gaskins' total was 6,122.

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Boonah and Eddie get ready for a hug.

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Boonah's pop, Curtis Brinkley, was in tears for a few minutes after the
record-breaking run. Boonah's grandmom, Marge Cason, has the ball.

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Eddie speaks with his mom, Kathy, at halftime.

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Boonah is the toast of Abbottsford Homes, in
East Falls. His fan club is large and passionate.

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On this run, an 8-yarder with 3:28 remaining that went from
North's 24 to 16, Boonah raised his game total to 383 to
break the city record set by Dougherty's Lawrence Reid
(379) in 1975. Boonah added runs of 9 and 7 yards (a TD)
to finish with 399.

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Boonah's uncle, Shaheed (left) and father, Curtis, make their feelings well known at field level.

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Surrounded by teammates, Boonah speaks with the media after the game.