In a high-scoring victory on Friday night, Kamarri Robinson has one of California’s all-time great rushing games.
On Friday night, Kamarri Robinson of Livermore etched his name in the state record book.
On 29 carries, the running back rushed for 534 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Cowboys to a 45-34 victory over Dublin in an East Bay Athletic League Valley Division game.
“Pretty awesome,” Livermore coach John Wade said, later adding, “As the game progresses, you think it’s a lot.” But the game remained close, so we were focused on it.
“I got home and stayed up and charted the game and couldn’t believe it.”
According to Cal-Hi Sports records, Robinson’s rushing total ranks fifth all-time in state history, 13 yards behind the player in fourth place.
Nathan Lancaster of Laguna Beach ran for 547 yards in a game ten years ago.
Ronney Jenkins of Hueneme-Oxnard holds the record with 619 yards rushing in 1995.
The 5-foot-8, 175-pound Robinson had 13 carries for 179 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, then ran 16 times for 355 yards and three touchdowns in the second half.
He had runs of 41, 42, 55, and 73 yards in the second half, then capped it off with a 90-yard run to the end zone that sealed the game for Livermore.
Robinson gained 18.4 yards per carry on average.
The Cowboys (4-4, 1-1 EBAL Valley) were up 38-34 in the fourth quarter when Dublin converted a first-and-goal situation.
The Livermore defense came up big and stopped the Gaels’ drive, then Robinson got the ball and scored his fifth and final touchdown with about three minutes left to tie the game at two.
This season, Robinson broke the school record twice, rushing for 317 yards against Castro Valley and 355 yards against Foothill.
Both Livermore and Dublin are likely to be on the outside looking in when the North Coast Section Division II playoffs are determined, but Livermore gave itself a slight advantage by defeating the Gaels.
Dublin (4-4, 1-1) still has two regular-season games left.