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Brian Lemelle, Bishop McDevitt

For the second week in a row, Brian Lemelle has established a Pennsylvania career pass receiving record, according to the Harrisburg Patriot-News.

The highly-recruited senior wide receiver caught nine passes for 121 yards on Friday as unbeaten Bishop McDevitt (Harrisburg, Pa.) defeated Lancaster Catholic 27-7 during the Class AAA district semifinals. That gave him a state-record 251 career catches.The previous record was 247 by Kevin Gulyas of Central Catholic (Allentown).

One week earlier, the 5-foot-11, 175-pound senior had surpassed Gulyas' state career-yardage record of 4,201. He now has 4,347 yards.

*Marist (Atlanta, Ga.) outlasted Carrollton 43-37 in a five-overtime thriller during the Class AAAA state quarterfinals as quarterback Myles Willis sprinted 15 yards on first down for the decisive touchdown. Senior Gray King forced the first overtime by blocking a 42-yard field goal attempt in the closing seconds of the fourth period.

*Matt Wogan kicked field goals of 58 and 49 yards as Porter Ridge (Indian Trail, N.C.) handed North Davidson (Lexington) its first loss in 15 games 34-27 in the Class 4A state semifinals.

*Max Browne completed a near-perfect 29 of 32 passes for 387 yards and four touchdowns as unbeaten Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.) handed Camas its first loss 51-28 during the Class 4A state semifinals.

Camas coach Jon Eagle told the Seattle Times, "He's one of the best I've ever seen. It takes a lot to beat that team."

*George Murray caught a four-yard pass as time expired to give unbeaten Caravel (Bear, Del.) a spectacular 43-42 victory over Indian River (Dagsboro) during a thrilling Division II state semifinal. On the previous play, Murray had caught what appeared to be the winning eight-yard pass as time ran out, but he was out of bounds. Still, Caravel was given new life through a holding penalty.

This time quarterback Derrick Groomes connected with Murray in the middle of the endzone and the wild celebration erupted. With just 43 seconds left Indian River had taken a 42-37 lead, but Groomes hit Murray on third down for 47 yards to set up the final heroics and a miraculous victory.

*Kenny Hill passed for 371 yards and three touchdowns, while running for 150 yards and four more touchdowns to lead Carroll (Southlake, Texas) to a 73-23 rout of El Dorado (El Paso) in the Class 5A Division I area playoffs. The senior quarterback has committed to Texas A&M.

*Trinity Christian (Addison, Texas) defeated Liberty Christian (Argyle) 55-10 during the TAPPS Division I state quarterfinals as Daniel Davidson passed for 467 yards and four touchdowns.