Texas HS QB throws for record 715 yards
Most high school quarterbacks would love to say they passed for 595 yards in a game. Kyle Poeske of Boerne, Texas did that Thursday night and can't even claim bragging rights.
That's because the opposing quarterback, Marble Falls' Mike Richardson, threw for 715 yards, a Texas record in a state known for its obsession with high school football.
Richardson's Marble Falls' team also beat Poeske's Champion High School, 62-55. But all anyway can talk about is the passing record.
Well, everyone except Richardson, who was almost speechless.
"I don't even know what to say," Richardson told the San Antonio Express-News. "It's almost unbelievable."
Richardson's 715-yard performance blew past the old state record of 683 yards, set last year by Dylan Sheffield of Wichita Falls.
Poeske's 595 total was good enough to tie for No. 4 on the record list. The combined total of 1,310 passing yards in the game is also believed to be a record.
Richardson completed 35 of his 44 attempts for seven touchdowns and, amazingly, no interceptions. Richardson, who reached 406 yards by halftime, also ran for a touchdown.
Garrett Gray was Richardson's favorite target with 13 catches for 294 yards and five touchdowns.
Poeske was 36-of-60 for six TDs and had one picked off. His top receiver was Michael Moloney with a whopping 15 catches for 226 yards and a touchdown.
It's likely you'll be hearing from the two quarterbacks again. Poeske has 1,485 passing yards in just three games while Richardson's coach, Todd Dodge, is known for producing top passers.
Dodge, the former head coach at the University of North Texas, won four state championships in a prior high school stint at Southlake (Texas) Carroll, alma mater of former Missouri great Chase Daniel.
At one point in 2010, four Southlake Carroll grads were starting quarterbacks at Division I schools: Greg McElroy at Alabama, Kyle Padron at SMU, David Piland at Houston and Dodge's son, Riley, at North Texas.
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