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McLane Carter of Salado (Texas) had the fourth-best passing performance in Texas high school history, but it wasn't enough to lift his team to a win over Lorena on Friday.

Carter completed 35 of 56 passes for 613 yards and eight touchdowns, but Salado fell to Lorena 75-67. The loss is the second of the season for Salado, which also lost to Rockdale 47-21 in its season opener.

Carter directed Salado to a 21-0 early lead, but Lorena scored 30 straight points over the second and third periods to gain the advantage. Lorena built a 51-35 lead before Carter rallied Salado to a 59-59 tie. Lorena added two more touchdowns, however, and held on for the win.

"It was an offensive battle, I know that," Carter told KDHPressbook.com. "We had ups and downs, had a couple of three-and-outs, but I just kept on fighting, kept my composure. ... We put up a lot of points, but we didn't come up with a victory, so we're going to keep working and see what we can do next week."

Carter's effort is the fourth performance in Texas history over 600 yards, according to Texas High School Football History. Mike Richardson of Marble Falls set the all-time mark last year with 724 yards. Dylan Sheffield of Wichita Falls threw for 683 yards in 2011 and Mac Morse of Richardson Pearce threw for 634 yards in 2009. The total is the most ever by a Class 2A quarterback in Texas.

Kase Spears had 15 catches for 275 yard and three touchdowns for Salado while Davis Little had five catches for 186 yards and four scores.

Quarterback Harris Coleman led Lorena (Texas) with 286 yards rushing with three touchdowns on 36 carries.

The two teams were almost mirror images of each other. Salado threw for 613 yards and rushed for 83 while Lorena rushed for 611 yards and threw for 93.