New Texas Passing Record For Mike Richardson

By Rick Stavig
Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Not long ago, I brought to light that Thomas Tyner, the dynamic Oregon Ducks-bound running back had a record breaking rushing performance in a single high school game (Click here for article).

Well, apparently defenses at the high school level have been informed that this isn’t their year.

Mike Richardson, of Marble Falls High School in Marble Falls Texas (just northwest of Austin in case there are one or two people out there unfamiliar with Marble Falls Texas), set a new Texas state record with passing yards in a game versus Boerne Champion High School.

The numbers: 35 of 44 for 715 yards and 7 touchdowns in a thrilling 62-55 win.  His adversary for the evening, quarterback Kyle Poeske from Champion? 36 of 60 for 595 yards.  Poeske now has 1,485 yards passing through merely three games this season.  For those of you keeping track at home, that’s almost 500 yards passing PER GAME.
Richardson’s number of 715 broke the previous record of 683 yards by Dylan Sheffield of Wichita Falls, which was set last fall.

Surprisingly, none of these players mentioned (Richardson, Poeske or even Sheffield) are/were getting little to no attention from colleges.  Sheffield was pursuing a potential walk on somewhere, and Richardson and Poeske are virtual unknowns in the world of recruiting.

This might be enough of a performance to garner some more attention, but then again, it might not.  After Sheffield’s record breaking performance in 2011, the college recruiters still weren’t showing up.

Regardless, congratulations to both quarterbacks on their outstanding performances.  To the defenses, I just don’t understand.

Maybe there was no coach calling plays for them.

Maybe they only had 4-5 guys on that side of the ball.

Maybe, as soon as the ball was snapped, they just fell over.

All seem like reasonable possibilities after giving up a combined 1,310 yards and 117 points throughout the course of one single high school football game.

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