Kenton (Ohio)After 20 years of coaching in Ohio, Mike Mauk, formerly of
, has his fingerprints all over the football record book in that state thanks to his highly successful offensive system.
This year, however, Mauk moved to Missouri to be closer to his son Maty, who is playing for the University of Missouri, and it's only taken few weeks for his offense to make an imprint on the Missouri state football record book.
In a 48-47 win over previously undefeated Kickapoo (Mo.) last week, Mauk and his Glendale (Springfield, Mo.)
team picked up their first win of the season (1-4). In doing so, quarterback Alex Austin
set state records for completions and attempts in a single game by completing 58 of 82 passes for 586 yards and five touchdowns.
"It couldn't come at a greater opportunity," Mauk told the Springfield News Leader. "(The Falcons) just kept doing things that we
haven't been able to do in previous weeks, and I think that's a sign of
their maturity, their confidence, their development and where we're
trying to get going as a football program."
Mauk's two sons, Ben and Maty Mauk, along with Grant Sherman, combine to hold eight national records and all of the significant Ohio state passing records. In Missouri, Austin now holds two state records.
Austin's 58 completions actually tie a national record set by Sherman, who was the quarterback for Mauk's Kenton team last year. Sherman went on to tie a national record for completions in a season with 440.
The 58 completions also broke the Missouri state record that Austin tied just two weeks ago in a 53-48 loss to West Plains. He was 45 of 75 in that game. The 75 attempts were a Missouri record, but Austin broke that mark against Kickapoo with his 82 passes.
The 82 attempts rank third all-time in national history. The record is 87, set last year by Tyler Hutchinson of Greenville (Ill.).
Austin's 586 yards rank second in state history behind Eric Czerniewski of Montgomery County (Montgomery City), who threw for 602 yards in 2004.
Austin currently leads the nation in passing yardage with 1,880 yards in five games. As a junior, Austin threw for just 286 yards during Glendale's 1-9 season.