MaxPreps Special: Enis, Bradford running towards record books, history

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Curtis Enis has transformed the Bradford program. (photo by Don Selanders/goroaders.com)

Before becoming an All-Big Ten running back at Penn State and a
first-round NFL draft choice, Curtis Enis compiled one of the greatest
prep careers in Ohio history. In 1993, his senior year at Mississinawa Valley, Enis set the OHSAA single-season rushing record with 2,765 yards. Since then his mark has been broken 14 times. But Enis may yet have the last laugh…


Before becoming an All-Big Ten running back at Penn State and a
first-round NFL draft choice, Curtis Enis compiled one of the greatest
careers in Ohio high school history.

In 1993, his senior year at rural Mississinawa Valley, Enis set the OHSAA single-season rushing record with 2,765 yards. Since then his mark has been broken 14 times.

But Enis, 38, may yet have the last laugh.

Nineteen
years after his assault on the record books, the former Chicago Bear is
at it again. Only this time it’s not Enis’ legs that are churning out
the numbers.

The current head coach at Bradford, Enis has employed a hard-nosed approach that’s revitalized the school’s program — and produced a punishing ground game.

In the eight years prior to Enis’ arrival, Bradford went 17-53. Since he took the reins in 2010, the Railroaders are 13-11.

They opened this season 3-0 for the first time since 1983 and are aiming for their first winning season since 1997.

“6-4
(in 1997)…I believe coach?,” Bradford athletic director Dusty Yingst
questioned Enis before a recent practice. “Of course, I was in
elementary school then.”

It’s been a while.

But Bradford’s been close. The last two years, Enis-led teams have finished…

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