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Shadle Park (Spokane, Wash.) junior sensation Brett Rypien added to his growing resume Thursday night by passing for a state 11-man record 613 yards in a 63-42 win over Mt. Spokane.
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Brett Rypien

The 6-foot-2 signal caller tossed eight touchdown passes – including strikes of 53, 48, 35 and 32 yards – on the night and ran for another. If confirmed, his final tally of 613 passing yards will be good for 17th all-time nationally according to the NFHS record book.

Rypien threw his final scoring toss late in the third quarter and helped Shadle Park pile up 49 points in the first half.

The Greater Spokane League gunslinger is the nephew of Washington State University great and Super Bowl XXVI most valuable player Mark Rypien.

Rypien tossed for 3,179 yards and 23 touchdowns as a sophomore in just 10 games for the Highlanders. He recorded one of the nation's top single-game marks a year ago with 577 yards in a loss to Central Valley.