Sunday, October 12, 2008

Across the PrepNation: The defense rests

A trio of scoreboard operators and defensive coordinators were sweating it on what was already an unseasonably warm mid-October Friday night in the Eastern half of the country. 

In at least three games, the winning team scored 80 or more points. 

In Columbus, Ohio, Beechcroft annihilated league rival Centennial by a whopping 96-0. The Cougars had 55 points in the first quarter, which ties for the fourth highest single-quarter total in history, according to the National High School Sports Record Book. As a team, Beechcroft ran for 462 yards on 24 carries (19.2 average). 

At the home of the defending 3A state champion, Naples (Fla.) scored a 91-0 shutout of Estero. The Golden Eagles had 70 in the first quarter, tying for the seventh most points scored in a half. It was Estero's 18th straight loss, all but one by 27 points or more. Naples had 437 rushing yards despite playing without injured leading rusher and Division I recruit Greg Pratt. 

In Longmeadow, Mass., the defending Central/Western Mass Division I champion Lancers thrilled their home crowd with an 80-55 shootout victory against previously unbeaten Minnechaug. The victory also extended Longmeadow’s state-best win streak to 42. The Lancers had 649 rushing  yards including 315 from Alex Scyocurka, who ran for five touchdowns. 

11-man national records for most points scored (through 2006 season, according to the National High School Sports Record Book)

In a season (13 or more games)
903 -- Albemarle (N.C.), 2001 (16 games0

In a game (one team)
256 -- Haven (Kan.) vs. Sylvia, 1927

In a half (one team)
86 -- Lincoln Prep (Kansas City, Mo.) vs. Northeast, 1985

In a quarter (one team)
66 -- Prescott (Ariz.) vs. Kingman, 1925

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