Already the holder of the career touchdown passing record, Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.)
quarterback Shuler Bentley
added the single-season touchdown record to his resume in a 63-21 win over Lexington on Friday.
Bentley, who entered the game with a South Carolina career touchdown passes total of 169, needed just two touchdowns to pass Justin Worley's South Carolina record of 64 touchdown passes in a season — he got six.
Bentley completed 20 of 26 passes for 313 yards and six touchdowns to give him 4,722 yards passing and 69 touchdowns on the season. His touchdown total ranks No. 2 in the nation this year and is tied for seventh all-time. His 175 career touchdowns rank fifth all-time.
With 12,935 career yards, Bentley is just 450 yards behind the career total of 13,385 yards by Worley. With 4,722 yards on the season, he is 591 yards away from Worley's single-season mark of 5,313 yards.
Bentley isn't the only record-setter for the Rebels, however, as wide receiver Shaedon Meadors
is on the verge of a national record. Already the state single season record holder for touchdown receptions with 32, Meadors needs just two touchdown catches to tie the national mark of 34, held by Kirby Moore of Prosser (Wash.).
Byrnes plays Dutch Fork (Irmo, S.C.) in the third round of the South Carolina Class 4A Division I playoffs this week.