Thursday night football in Texas? Usually we only learn of legendary games on Saturday morning. But one occurred last night in Texas hill country.
Mike Richardson of Marble Falls passed for 715 yards tonight to apparently eclipse the all-time Texas passing record of 686 yards.
Richardson completed 38-47 passes for 7 TDs and no interceptions to lead the Mustangs to a 62-55 victory over Boerne Champion at Boerne. Champion's QB Kyle Paeske had a spectacular night as well, completing 35-57 for 610 yards. That's a total of 1,325 passing yards alone in four quarters - 48 minutes - of play...for you stat geeks that's 27.6 yards per minute or 12.7 yards per pass attempt (104 total). The teams scored on 16 of 30 possessions.
Both teams are 4-A clubs. Champion is now 2-1 while Marble Falls is 3-1 going into Dist. 25-4A play in two weeks.
Three Marble Falls receivers tallied over 150 yards, led by Garrett Grey with 293 yards and 5 TDs. Carson Bowen netted 177 and Isiah Carson pulled down 159. Grey now has 513 yards and 10 TDs for the season.
Richardson now has 20 passing touchdowns in four games, plus two he ran in. For four games he is 107-155-1-20-1,475 yards, 69% passing, just outrageous numbers. Paeske exceeded his 577 yards in the first game of the season for Champion, so this game featured some accurate guns and great receiving.
Former All Time Longhorn quarterback Todd Dodge was hired by Marble Falls in February. Recall Dodge was legendary as a high school coach leading Southlake Carrol to 4 state 5A championships in seven years before moving up into the college coaching ranks.