KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It's a fraction of what Drake Dombrosky is used to running in cross country, but 225 yards is long-distance running in football.
"He (Dombrosky) ran for 225 yards and four touchdowns in one quarter of play, and, unfortunately, he got injured on the second play of the second quarter and may be out for the season, but had a fantastic first quarter last week," said Anthony Orrick, Blue Valley Southwest head football coach.
The performance earned Dombrosky the Hy-Vee High School Athlete of the Week award.
Dombrosky plays running back for Blue Valley Southwest, but he was quick to credit the team's wide receivers for his amazing start to the game.
"Our receivers are doing so well offensively that I don't think they're expecting the run, and then that just opened up an opportunity, and I took advantage of that," Dombrosky said.
Imagine what he could have done with all four quarters of play.
"They took me to the hospital, and I found out that I had three fractures in my lumbar, one through three," Dombrosky said.
After taking two years off from football, Dombrosky returned to the game his senior season. Despite his injury, he said he's glad he played again.
"Yeah, I mean it does suck, but I still think I made the right decision in the end," he said.
On his road to recovery, Dombrosky has his coaches and teammates to lean on.
"I know they've all been real supportive of him and we're going to miss him, but we never know, we've got our fingers crossed," Orrick said.