Greensburg Trib Q&A with Greensburg Salem's Dom McKinley
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Greensburg Salem senior Dom McKinley rushed for a school-record 336 yards and five touchdowns on 24 carries Friday in a 56-6 win over Derry. The 336 yards were more than half of McKinley's previous season total (652). Though the Golden Lions (3-5) have been eliminated from postseason contention, McKinley wraps up his career with a 7 p.m. home game against Elizabeth Forward (3-5).
Q: Where did that performance come from?
A: Honestly, it came from my offensive line doing its job and doing what the guys have been coached to do. We worked as a team. It wasn't an individual effort.
Q: Were you surprised to have that much room?
A: I was surprised to see the big holes because we've had some games where there was no running room. It was just one of those games that you looked at after like, ‘Wow, that really happened?'
Q: How soon did you look at the tape?
A: As soon as the film got uploaded to Hudl, I watched it that night. I was so impressed with the game. It didn't hit me until the next morning that I actually broke a record.
Q: Was there anything you could have done better?
A: I feel like every game you could do better. Even if you had one of the best games of your life, you could still take something. I could've ran harder. Or I could have contributed in a different way, like blocking more.
Q: How important is it to have a strong showing Friday?
A: Friday's going to mean a lot to me because it's our Senior Night. This is going to be the last day that I'm able to suit up and be a Golden Lion. It's going to be hard not to show some emotion
Q: What do you have to do?
A: Work as a team and not beat ourselves because that's what we do. We make mental mistakes, like jumping offsides and little things that can be fixed.
Q: What will a win mean for you guys?
A: Just to sit back and come home with a win, that's unbelievable. We had a tough season, but to be able to add another win to our all-time sign — which is 677 right now — that would be perfect.
Q: What'd you do with the game ball?
A: I actually have it sitting on my entertainment center. My mom's going to get a trophy case for it. I'm going to have everybody sign it at the banquet.
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