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New Record Additions for 2021

I’ve been receiving reports on new additions to the state record book. With the regular season completed and the playoffs beginning I thought I would do an update on the new additions to the record book. In no particular order they are:

Armond Wempner, OLB, Fond du Lac…tied with two others for Most Sacks in a Game…5 vs. Oshkosh West.

Ben Wesoloski, QB, Wittenberg-Birnamwood…multiple records vs. Nekoosa, a 79-8 win:

Most Touchdowns Responsible in a Game…11 (9 by passing and 2 by rushing

Most Touchdown Passes in a Game…9 (18-29-0-522 yards)

Kaden Schmidt, WR, Wittenberg-Birnamwood…caught 11 passes from Ben Wesoloski for 301 yards and a single game record of 7 touchdown receptions. His 301 yards ranks #11 on the list of Single Game Receiving Yards.

Bryce Dixon, WR, Menominee Indian…Bryce hauled in 8 passes for 288 yards and 3 scores against Cadot.

Maddox Allen, QB, Cumberland…Best Season Pass Completion %: 80.54…Just found that he set it last fall (2020)…completed 149 of 185 attempts.

Maddox Allen is the only player to have made the list twice in the category of Best Completion % In A Game (Min. 10 Attempts). Both games, in the fall of 2020 and this season were against Chetek-Weyerhaeuser…11 of 11 in 2020 and 16-16 in 2021. He nearly made it a third time as a sophomore, again against Chetek-Weyerhaeuser when he was 14 of 15 for 260 yards and 4 scores. As a freshman, seeing only limited playing time he was 2-2 against C/W. For his career against C/W he is 43 of 44 passing.

Maddox Allen also enters the record book for the Fewest Interceptions Thrown In a Season (Min. 175 Attempts) with only one in his 185 attempts in the fall of 2020. By the way, he is moving up the career passing yards list as he has 6,000+ going into the playoffs. With a 73.9 completion percentage this season he has a career average of 73.6, best all-time for a minimum 500 career attempts.

Elandis Peete, RB, Wauwatosa West…tied 6 others with Most 2-point Conversion Runs in A Game with four conversion runs. He did it THREE times in the teams first four games this season.

Trevor Garski, QB, Mosinee…Best Completion % In A Game…100%...17-17-0-316-6…#2 on the list in a 47-7 win against Hayward.

Trey Colts, RB, Cambridge…#7 on the Most Yards Rushing In A Game with a 20-carry, 444-yard, 6 td game against Dodgeland…a 53-7 win.

Trey Colts, Brysen Cashen,RB, of Stevens Point Pacelli and Alijdh Maner-Parr, RB, of Hartland Arrowhead have been added to the Single Game Scoring list after scoring 7 td’s in a game.

Jonah Jensen, QB, Brookfield Academy…#10 on the Most Yards Rushing By A Quarterback In A Single Game with a 20 carry, 350-yard, 6 td in a 49-42 performance vs Catholic Central.

Robby Michael, QB, Kohler/Sheboygan Lutheran/Christian…Passed for 7 touchdowns (Tied for 8th place overall) in a 59-0 win over Sheboygan Falls. Michael completed 26 of 30 passes for 431 yards in the contest.

Kohler/Sheboygan Lutheran/Christian…This may be a first time a team has had TWO-career 2,000-yard receivers on the same team, both as seniors. Currently, after the first play-off game, WR Colin Girdaukas has 183 receptions for 3,298 yards and 47 touchdowns. Meanwhile, WR Casey Verhagen has hauled in 139 passes, good for 2,198 yards and 24 scores. More on the three…Michael, Girdaukas and Verhagen…and their season and career stats later at the end of the season.

Cole Toennies, DB, Middleton…Cole has moved into a tie for fourth place on the Most Punt Returns For Touchdowns in a Season with 4 runbacks this year and could add to that as his team enters the Level 1 round of the play-offs.

Aahlijah Jones of South Milwaukee and Collin Conzemius of La Crosse Aquinas both have four kick-off returns for touchdowns this season to tie with 8 other players for first place in the Most Kick-Off’s Returned For Touchdowns in a season. Sadly, Aahlijah’s season is complete but Collin has at least one more game as his Aquinas team enters the Level 2 play-offs undefeated. Max Janson of Glenwood City has three returns as his team also heads into the Level 2 play-offs.

Elliott Lowney, WR, Shawano finished his career with 150 catches for 2,875 yards and 26 touchdowns.

Sam Gabler, DL, of Greendale Martin Luther, has posted 34 tackles for loss so far this season which places him in fourth place for a season sack total.

That is as far as I can see for 11-player stats. A number of players will be added to the career leader lists as the rest of the season plays out.

Now onto 8-Player records.

Wyatt Jensen, RB, Luck…Wyatt rushed for 430 yards on 19 carries and 8 touchdowns in a 63-57 win over Shell Lake. He also scored twice on two-point conversions for a total of 52 points, third highest in state history. His 430 yards ranks sixth

Wyatt Jensen leads the state with 18 two-point conversions, followed by Athens RB Caleb Borchardt with 17.

Chris Brockman, RB, Bruce…Brockman rushed for 278 yards on 29 carries for 8 touchdowns in a 76-52 win over Alma Center Lincoln. Chris also hauled in two touchdown receptions for a state, All-Classes, record 10 touchdowns. His 60-points is an 8-Player record.

Dan Tinker, QB, Bruce…Tinker followed Brockman into the end zone as he ran for 7 two-point conversions. This is also an All-Class single game record. He also passed for 2 conversions.

Jace Paul, QB, Alma Center Lincoln…Jace didn’t pass for the most yards in a game but he did tie for 7th place in Single Game Touchdown Passes when he threw for 6 against Bruce.

Danny Griffith, QB, Saint Mary Catholic/Valley Christian… Griffith has been extremely hot the past three weeks as he passed for 6 td’s against North Crawford and Elkhart Lake Glenbeulah…tied for 8th place on the Single Game Touchdown Passes but he went one better as he tossed 7 td’s against Oakfield, good for a tie with three others for 4th place. His 12-14 passing against Oakfield was a 85.7%, a tie for second place on the Best Completion % In A Game.

Will Watrin, DB, South Shore…returned an All-Class state record of 7 kick-off returns for touchdowns.

A number of defensive stand-outs are moving up the lists Single Season and Career records lists in tackles, sacks, tackles for loss and sacks. There will also be some players under the heading of extra point kicking moving into the record books. Here is an example:

Hunter Cronauer, DE, Wabeno/Lena … currently has 15.5 sacks, tied for 2nd place on the single season sack list and 35 tackles for loss.

Now for a special note about a line I had in my blog from last week (Oct. 18, 2021), “The Passing Parade”. In the story I named Joe Ferguson of Shreveport Woodlawn (LA) as the first high school quarterback to throw for 3,000 (3,290) yards in a season back in 1968. Well, Kevin Askeland of MaxPreps has come across an earlier record setter. Although not officially recognized in the Virginia State records book, Horace Gatewood of Smithfield Westside (VA) completed 165 of 232 passes for 3,496 yards and 41 touchdowns the year before Joe Ferguson, in 1967. Gatewood’s team played in the Virginia Interscholastic Association which was a group of all-black schools, segregated from the VHSL. Horace Gatewood led his team to a 9-1 record as his team scored 501 points. The teams only loss was a forfeit for using two ineligible players in the season opener. Thanks to Kevin for finding the record. There are a lot of records from segregated schools that need to be uncovered and added to the “Official” record books.

Anybody out there ever watch the movie “Remember the Titans” with Denzel Washington? Well, his real-life character, Herman Boone, came to T.C. Williams HS in Alexandria, Virginia after successfully coaching at E. J. Hayes H.S. in Williamston, North Carolina. Hayes was another all-black school. His 1966 team went undefeated and was named by Scholastic Coach Magazine as the top offensive team in the country. It would be cool (At least I think so) to confirm all of their records, but that would be another story and hard to verify. Most of those segregated schools were closed and information in the local papers and their yearbooks were sparse. More later on all the new state record book additions. Thanks.


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