They say everything is bigger in Texas and that high school football is more intense in the Lone Star State. Neither could have been truer during a 94-66 victory by Garland Christian over Lakehill High on Friday night. The two teams combined for over 1,300 yards and 24 touchdowns. That’s not even the best part.
These aren’t two six-man teams. Scores near 100 aren’t uncommon in the smaller format of high school football. This was a barn-burner in its most extreme manner and there were only 22 passes in the entire game!
Nineteen of the 24 touchdowns in the contest were rushing. Garland Christian quarterback Hayden Burnett was the game’s most productive player, completing 7 of 11 passes for 177 yards and 3 touchdowns while picking up 153 rushing yards on 12 carries and three more touchdowns.
Mark Dent of the Dallas Morning News reported that Burnett’s 330 yards of total offense in the game is actually less than his season average of 450 yards per game (that’s not a typo).
However, Burnett was outgained on the ground by Lakehill High running back Cris McCarty, who racked up 255 yards on 20 carries. However, McCarty ‘only’ scored five rushing touchdowns, one less than Burnett. Still, McCarty’s 255 rushing yards didn’t even lead his own team! His teammate, Lakehill High running back Milan Rabah compiled 277 rushing yards and four touchdowns of his own.
Twelve different players scored at least one touchdown in the game. Most high school football teams don’t have twelve different players score a touchdown in an entire season. The best part? Lakehill High played the game with only twelve players suited up. You can see the box score of the game by clicking here.
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