Will Grier's 837-yard effort in Davidson Day's 104-80 win over Harrells Christian Academy broke the national record for single game passing yardage, but Grier's effort is just one of many impressive passing performances this season that has resulted in a complete makeover of the record books.
Prior to the 2012 season, only 10 quarterbacks were on record, according to the National Federation of High Schools Record Book, for having thrown for more than 600 yards in a single game. Four other quarterbacks, not included in the NFHS Record Book but recorded in the Ohio State Association Record Book, also threw for more than 600 yards.
That's only 14 600-yard performances in more than 100 years of high school football.
In 2012, nine quarterbacks have performed the feat. Besides Grier's effort, which now tops the all-time list, 2012 has provided the Nos. 3, 4, 5 and 6 all-time performances.
The incredible yardage totals aren't going to stop any time soon. Grier is only a junior while sophomores Jake Browning of Folsom and Jarredd Jarrell of Prestonburg and junior Grant Sherman of Kenton will be back next year to continue their assault on the record books.
Here's a look at the reported passing yardage marks better than 600 yards. Those in bold occurred in 2012. Those in italics have not been reported to the NFHS. All other marks listed are from the NFHS record book.
Single Game Passing Yards
837 - Will Grier, Davidson Day (Davidson, N.C.), 2012 / Video
764 - David Koral, Palisades (Pacific Palisades, Calif.)
, 2000 724 - Mike Richardson, Marble Falls (Texas), 2012 / Video
689 - Jake Browning, Folsom (Calif.), 2012 / Video
682 - Grant Sherman, Kenton (Ohio), 2012 / Story
678 - Ryan Radcliff, Fairview (Sherwood, Ohio), 2006
676 - Jarredd Jarrell, Prestonsburg (Ky.), 2012
672 - Rhett Lashlee, Shiloh Christian (Springdale, Ark.)
672 - Reid McKinney, Warren (Ark.)
, 2001 667 - Connor Mitch, Wakefield (Raleigh, N.C.), 2012 / Video
652 - Dylan Beasley, Nelson County (Bardstown, Ky.), 2012 / Video
651 - Jesse Watts, Clark (Inez, Ky.)
, 1991 650 - Ryan Radcliff, Fairview (Sherwood, Ohio), 2006
639 - Bryce Kinsler, Cactus Shadows (Cave Creek, Ariz.), 2012
636 - James Hogan Jr., Newport News, Va., 1966
629 - LT Pfaff, Atoka (Okla.)
, 2008 625 - James Elchinger, Fairview (Sherwood, Ohio), 2008
624 - Chris Klein, Billings Central Catholic (Mont.)
621 - Eric Czerniewski, Montgomery County (Montgomery City, Mo.)
617 - Tim Neace, Perry County Central (Hazard, Ky.)
, 1999 613 - Conner Manning, El Toro (Lake Forest, Calif.), 2012 / Story
611 - Ryan Toelle, Sisseton (S.D.)
, 2009 602 - Kirk Jesse, Fairview (Sherwood, Ohio), 2005