Considering the thousands upon thousands of quarterbacks who have played high school football in the United States over the past century, it's somewhat amazing that only about 30 have ever thrown for more than 10,000 yards in their career.
Even more amazing is that it could happen three times this month.
Last week, Kenton (Ohio)
quarterback Maty Mauk
went over 10,000 yards passing in his career. Next week, L.T. Pfaff
of Atoka (Okla.)
could go over 10 grand. He became the all-time leading passer in Oklahoma last week and has 9,849 yards in his career.
This past weekend, Justin Worley of Northwestern (Rock Hill, S.C.) joined the elite group as he threw for 434 yards and four touchdowns in a win over North Augusta last week. Worley's unofficial career totals find him with 10,133 yards in a little over three seasons on the Northwestern varsity.
By all accounts, Worley is the third South Carolina quarterback to go over the 10,000 mark. While the National Federation of High Schools Record Book does not list any quarterbacks from South Carolina with more than 10,000 yards, Byrnes quarterbacks Willie Korn (2003-06) and Chas Dodd (2006-09) are both known to have eclipsed the mark. Dodd is believed to be the state's all-time yardage leader with 10,640 yards while Korn is right behind with 10,626. (Note: Clemson football guide has Korn listed with 10,716 career yards, however Byrnes statkeepers compiled the 10,626 total).
Worley wasn't expected to be the next South Carolina quarterback over 10,000 yards. Everett Golson
of Myrtle Beach was the favorite to do so, but a foot injury against Byrnes in the second game of the season has sidelined the four-year starter. He unofficially has 9,809 yards and could join Worley, Korn and Dodd as soon as he returns.
Golson is believed to have set the state touchdown passing mark before he went down with an injury. He had four touchdowns in his first game of the season, giving him 125 for his career. That breaks the mark of 123 set by Korn. Worley could take over that mark soon, however, as he has 120 heading into this week.
Following is a look at the rest of this week's top high school football performances in the nation, as reported to MaxPreps by the school coaches.PASSINGDj Lopez, Gahr (Cerritos, Calif.)
, 32 of 49 for 593 yards, 5 touchdowns vs. Trabuco Hills (Mission Viejo, Calif.), in a 52-42 loss.Paul Millard, Flower Mound (Texas)
, 30 of 39 for 497 yards, 5 touchdowns vs. Marcus (Flower Mound, Texas) in a 52-49 win.Aaron Bueno, Ben Bolt (Texas)
, 27 of 34 for 493 yards, 2 touchdowns vs. Shiner (Texas) in a 27-21 win.Kenneth Stenhouse, Crespi (Encino, Calif.)
, 27 of 34 for 484 yards, 5 touchdowns vs. Vista Murrieta (Murrieta, Calif.) in a 45-31 win.Peter Simpson, Lindbergh (St. Louis)
, 16 of 30 for 458 yards, 3 touchdowns vs. Eureka (Mo.) in a 42-28 win.Danny Miller, Fairfield Central (Winnsboro, S.C.)
, 18 of 27 for 449 yards, 3 touchdowns vs. Nation Ford (Fort Mill, S.C.) in a 42-27 win.Brandon Taylor, Mustang (Okla.)
, 30 of 38 for 442 yards, 4 touchdowns vs. Edmond North (Okla.) in a 56-34 win.Justin Worley, Northwestern (Rock Hill, S.C.)
, 39 of 49 for 434 yards, 4 touchdowns vs. North Augusta (S.C.) in a 42-14 win.Jordan Amrhein, South Decatur (Greensburg, Ind.)
, 29 of 41 for 434 yards, 5 touchdowns vs. Milan (Ind.) in a 41-26 win.Brett Burbank, Hamilton (Hamilton City, Calif.)
, 17 of 35 for 431 yards, 4 touchdowns vs. Portola (Calif.) in a 39-36 loss.Mac Morse, Pearce (Richardson, Texas)
, 23 of 37 for 431, 3 touchdowns vs. McKinney North (Texas) in a 52-49 win.Hudson Worthy, Porter-Gaud (Charleston, S.C.)
, 26 of 34 for 429 yards, 4 touchdowns vs. Ben Lippen (Columbia, S.C.) in a 31-27 win.Dylan Brite, Frederick (Okla.)
, 25 of 37 for 418 yards, 5 touchdowns vs. Mount St. Mary (Oklahoma City) in a 46-14 win.Jonquel Dawson, King (Lithonia, Ga.),
20 of 24 for 413 yards, 3 touchdowns vs. Valdosta (Ga.) in a 43-28 loss.Brett Nelson, St. Francis (La Canada, Calif.)
, 20 of 34 for 411 yards, 5 touchdowns vs. West Ranch (Valencia, Calif.) in a 35-34 loss.Tayler Stanley, Grace Community (Tyler, Texas)
, 25 of 37 for 409 yards, 5 touchdowns vs. Shelbyville (Texas) in a 55-21 win.Rathen Ricedorff, Show Low (Ariz.)
, 23 of 35 for 409 yards, 5 touchdowns vs. Fountain Hills (Ariz.) in a 42-2 win.Ingram Markell, McKinley (Buffalo, N.Y.)
, 20 of 39 for 406 yards, 2 touchdowns vs. Sweet Home (Amherst, N.Y.) in a 41-32 loss.Bryan Castelot, Bunnell (Stratford, Conn.)
, 17 of 26 for 405 yards, 5 touchdowns vs. New Milford (Conn.) in a 61-28 win.Michael Bates, Auburn (Ill.)
, 25 of 36 for 402 yards, 4 touchdowns vs. Athens/Greenview (Athens, Ill.) in a 47-22 win.RECEIVINGAndres Alaniz, Ben Bolt (Texas)
, 17 for 378 yards, 2 touchdowns vs. Shiner (Texas) in a 27-21 win.Chris Alston, Fairfield Central (Winnsboro, S.C.)
, 4 for 262 yards, 3 touchdowns vs. Nation Ford (Fort Mill, S.C.) in a 42-27 win.Zachary Swain, Hamilton (Hamilton City, Calif.)
, 8 for 260 yards, 2 touchdowns vs. Portola (Calif.) in a 39-36 loss.Stanton Seckinger, Porter-Gaud (Charleston, S.C.)
, 11 for 258 yards, 2 touchdowns vs. Ben Lippen (Columbia, S.C.) in a 31-27 win.Max Morrison, Kenton (Ohio)
, 17 for 253 yards, 4 touchdowns vs. Bath (Lima, Ohio) in a 60-0 win.Josh Orsino, Westminster Academy (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
, 6 for 245 yards, 2 touchdowns vs. Boca Raton Christian (Fla.) in a 56-0 win.Chris Paul, Laguna Beach (Calif.)
, 9 for 241 yards, 4 touchdowns vs. Mary Star of the Sea (San Pedro, Calif.) in a 26-21 win.Sean McShane, Franklin (El Paso, Texas)
, 6 for 240 yards, 3 touchdowns vs. Bel Air (El Paso, Texas) in a 38-18 win.David Glidden, Mustang (Okla.)
, 10 for 227 yards, 1 touchdown vs. Edmond North (Okla.) in a 56-34 win.Reese Klenke, Coldwater (Ohio)
, 10 for 227 yards, 4 touchdowns vs. Parkway (Rockford, Ohio) in a 42-0 win.RUSHINGAlex Holland, Curwensville (Pa.)
, 33 for 419 yards, 5 touchdowns vs. Kane (Pa.) in a 48-20 win.Anthony Garland, Ferndale (Mich.)
, 28 for 355 yards, 3 touchdowns vs. Andover (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) in a 36-12 win.Crue Kopecky, Layton (Utah)
, 47 for 338 yards, 3 touchdowns vs. Roy (Utah) in a 50-13 win.Will Robertson, Falkner (Miss.)
, 30 for 335 yards, 5 touchdowns vs. Biggersville (Corinth, Miss.) in a 48-14 win.Tyler Robinson, Starpoint (Lockport, N.Y.)
, 28 for 333 yards, 4 touchdowns vs. Kenmore East (Tonawanda, N.Y.) in a 41-16 win.Rueben Duckworth, Mt. Olive (Miss.)
, 24 for 326 yards vs. Cathedral (Natchez, Miss.) in a 22-21 loss.Don Jackson, Laguna Creek (Elk Grove, Calif.)
, 25 for 323 yards, 3 touchdowns vs. Jesuit (Carmichael, Calif.) in a 31-28 loss.Barry Sanders, Heritage Hall (Oklahoma City)
, 13 for 317 yards, 5 touchdowns vs. Tulsa NOAH Home School in a 52-34 win.Xavier Foster, South River (N.J.)
, 26 for 315 yards, 3 touchdowns vs. Cardinal McCarrick (South Amboy, N.J.) in a 43-33 win.Denel Carithers, Ecorse (Mich.)
, 19 for 315 yards, 3 touchdowns vs. Nouvel Catholic Central (Saginaw, Mich.) in an 18-11 win.
Note: Edit made to Justin Worley's career totals.