When Ben Mauk completed his career at Kenton (Kenton, Ohio)
in 2002, his 17,364 career passing yards looked as close to being an untouchable high school record as you will find.
Afterall, prolific high school passers like Chris Leak of Independence (Charlotte, N.C.) and J.R. House of Nitro (Nitro, W.Va.) were not even close to Mauk. The Ohio quarterback led Leak by 1,800 yards and House by nearly 3,000. Mauk's record as the all-time passer in high school football history looked safe for years to come.
Of course that was before Mauk's little brother Maty Mauk
took to the field. Already over 10,000 yards midway through his junior season, Maty could surpass his brother as the country's all-time leading passer. Of course it will take a prodigious senior season along with continued success his junior year, but the seemingly once untouchable record held by big brother Ben now looks definitely within reach.
Which leads the to the question, what are the untouchable national high school records? The National Federation of High Schools Record Book is filled with seemingly impossible, and definitely untouchable, records. Here's our choice for the Top 10 Most Untouchable High School Football Records10. 91 touchdown passes in a season, Corey Robinson, Lone Oak (Paducah, Ky.), 2007
The way some teams pass the ball these days, it wouldn't surprise us if this record someday went by the wayside, but when Robinson set the national record in 2007, he beat the previous mark by 14 touchdowns. There was even some thought at the time that Robinson might throw for an unheard of 100 touchdowns on the season, but he slowed down a bit during Lone Oak's playoff run, throwing only nine touchdowns over the final three games and only one in a 49-7 championship loss to Lexington Catholic. Perhaps more amazing than Robinson's 91 touchdown passes, however, is the fact that he threw a reported four interceptions in 520 passing attempts.9. 350 extra points - Tyler Lewis, Albemarle (Albemarle, N.C.), 2000-03
When Lewis kicked extra points at Albemarle, he was kicking for one of the most prolific offenses in the history of high school football. Albemarle scored a national record 903 points in 2001 and Lewis kicked a national record 112 extra points. The next season, Lewis nearly broke the record he set the year before by kicking 106 extra points. Lewis thus has the top two all-time seasons for extra points and he leads the next nearest kicker on the career list by 73 extra points.8. 11,232 career rushing yards - Ken Hall, Sugar Land (Texas), 1950-53
Once considered, perhaps, the most untouchable record out there, Hall's mark is no longer an incomprehensible mark. KC Parks of West Rowan completed his career last year with over 10,000 yards and became the third player this decade to accomplish the feat. Nevertheless, Parks still fell nearly 1,000 yards short of Hall's mark, which is a pretty good season for most high school running backs. Consider that a high school running back would have to average 2,808 yards a season for four years to tie Hall.7. 1,246 career points - Michael Hart, Onondaga (Nedrow, N.Y.), 2000-03
Hart's career point totals while at Onondaga are mind-boggling. His final career total is 170 more points than second place T.A. McLendon (Albemarle, N.C.) and nearly 300 more than second place. A player would have to average 412 points a season for four years to pass Hart. To give that some perspective, Dillon Baxter of Mission Bay (San Diego, Calif.) led the nation in scoring last year with 325 points.6. 35 interceptions season, Jim Linnstaeder, Brenham (Brenham, Texas), 1956
Even if a team played 16 games, a defensive player would need to average over two interceptions per game to even come close to Linnstaeder's mark. Last year, according to stats reported to MaxPreps, Bassfield (Miss.) led the nation last season with only 34 interceptions - as a team.5. 594.5 yards rushing per game season - John Giannantonio, Netcong (N.J.), 1950 (4756/8)
Giannantonio could have a top ten list all to himself. He reportedly has a national record of 4,756 rushing yards in a season, but that's only about 260 yards more than Tyler Ebell's mark while at Ventura (Calif.) in 2000. He also had 754 yards in one game, which is just under 100 yards more than the total Paul McCoy of Matewan (W.Va.) had in 2006. However Giannantonio makes this list with his outrageous average of 594.5 rushing yards per game, which is 257 yards more than Hall's second-best total of 337.1 yards per game. Interestingly enough, Giannantonio is listed with an average of 594.5 yards per game, yet only his 754-yard outburst is listed in the National Federation record book on a list of performances that bottoms out at 555 yards rushing in a single game.4. 75.1 average points per game, season - Jersey Shore (Jersey Shore, Pa.), 1922 (676/9)
Long before Snooki and The Situation were scoring big ratings points on the TV show Jersey Shore, there was a high school team from Jersey Shore in Pennsylvania that was putting up prodigious point totals of its own. While second place Fostoria (Ohio) did average 74.5 points per game, that was way back in 1912. Only two teams have come within 13 points of Jersey Shore's average in the past 80 years.3. 256 points by one team in a single game - Haven (Haven, Kan.), vs. Sylvia (Sylvia, Kan.), Nov. 16, 1927
Football in the 1920s was a time of colossal blowouts. Of the top 10 all-time point totals scored by one team in a single game, six were set in the 1920s and none after 1943. Haven holds the record with 256 points and it looks that record will be safe for awhile.2. 151 consecutive wins - De La Salle (Concord, Calif.), 1992-2003.
The fact that De La Salle more than doubled the previous record for consecutive wins makes the feat all the more impressive. Hudson (Mich.) held the old mark with 72 wins, but De La Salle put together 12 straight undefeated seasons to crush the record. The longest active winning streak in the nation is 54 games by Reidsville (N.C.), which means that De La Salle's record is safe for at least another 10 years, since that's about how long Reidsville would have to go undefeated to surpass the Spartans.1. 52 consecutive shutouts - Shelbyville Bedford County Training (Tenn.), 1942-1949
How outrageous is Shelbyville's accomplishment? Consider that the second best run of shutouts in national history is only 18. To put in perspective, De La Salle would have needed to win 208 straight games to surpass Hudson by the same margin that Shelbyville has over the second-best shutout string. Bedford County Training School no longer exists and was an all-black school that played against other all-black schools during the 1940s.