Nine was the magic number during the past few days as a pair of quarterbacks accounted for that many touchdowns.
Senior Steffin Church threw a school-record nine touchdown passes as Kentlake (Kent, Wash.)
outlasted Puyallup (Wash.) in a wild 76-55 shootout. Most of them were bombs with the distances at 64, 62, 54, 52, 50, 44, 35, 19 and 16 yards.
The 131 total points broke the South Puget Sound League record of 128 set in 2003.
Kentlake coach Chris Paulson told the Tacoma News-Tribune, "You feel like you are unstoppable offensively. But the same 11 kids defensively could not seem to stop anybody either."
Puyallup sophomore quarterback Brendan Illies
held his own by firing five touchdown passes and running for a pair.
Some other big performances from across the country:
held off Grapevine (Texas) 69-49 by scoring the game's final 20 points. Junior quarterback Kent Myers
completed 23 of 35 passes for 435 yards and six touchdowns, while running 15 times for 121 yards and three more touchdowns.
another high-scoring game, Mount Pleasant (Texas) defeated Terrell
(Texas) 76-33 as Montravious James completed 27 of 34 passes for 442
yards and six touchdowns, in addition to running seven times for 97
yards and two touchdowns. Junior wide receiver Kaderius Cannon made 13
catches for 224 yards and four touchdowns.
Damion Moss accounted for all five Terrell touchdowns, two on kickoff returns.
*Overcoming interceptions on his first two passes, senior quarterback David Dessent
caught fire to spark Cocoa Beach (Fla.)
to a 70-21 rout of Space Coast (Cocoa, Fla.). He finished with 19-of-27
for 338 yards and eight touchdowns to become the No. 1 passer in school