Davidson Day QB sets national passing record in 104-80 win
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Davidson Day and Harrells Christian Academy broke records along with the scoreboard in Friday night’s game. The two teams put up more than 1,600 yards of total offense in a 104-80 Davidson Day win (11-9).
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HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. —
Davidson Day and Harrells Christian Academy put up jaw-dropping numbers in Friday night's game, breaking records along with the scoreboard.
The two teams put up more than 1,600 yards of total offense in a 104-80 Davidson Day win.
No, that is not a typo, 104-80 was the final score. The game is even getting national attention from the New York Daily News.
Davidson Day (10-2) quarterback Will Grier threw for a national-record 837 yards and 10 touchdowns. Grier entered the game with 4,500 passing yards, 54 touchdowns and only five interceptions.
Grier’s yardage would well surpass the national record of 764 yards set by Pacific Palisades’ David Koral in 2000 if it is upheld.
Grier's numbers are unofficial until they can be confirmed by league officials. There is speculation Grier's performance might not be recognized by national or state high school football records, because he plays for a school in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association, which is considered a seperate league from the NCHSAA, which writes the record book.
Grier's top targets were Jordan Brown, who had 13 catches, 302 yards and two touchdowns, and Aaron Seward with six catches, 221 yards and three touchdowns.
Harrells Christian (9-3) hung with Davidson Day behind a powerful running attack. Harrells' senior running back, Russell Washington, ran for 438 yards and eight touchdowns.
Davidson Day collected 924 total yards of offense, which would be the second best in high school football history behind Bay St. Louis St. Stanislaus 937 in 2012. They would become only the third team ever to rack up over 900 yards of offense.
This was the second meeting this season by the two schools. Davidson Day won modestly 46-29 in Week 1.
Davidson Day moves on to play Christ School Friday night for NCISAA Division II private school championship in Asheville.
A YouTube video showing all of Davidson Day's touchdowns from the game has been posted: