Alexander (Laredo, Texas) receiver Marc Lozoya entered Thursday's game against Winn (Eagle Pass, Texas) with a respectable 25 catches for 469 yards in his first five games. Lozoya, a senior, nearly doubled those totals — and set a Texas single-game receiving record in the process — with 17 catches for 454 yards in a 63-35 win.
"It's an honor," Lozoya told the Laredo Morning Times. "I couldn’t do it without my line. I couldn’t do it without my quarterback Aaron Swain. He’s the one who put the ball in the right places. I feel blessed right now. I don’t have any words.”
Just missed are the words that describe how close Lozoya came to setting the national single-game receiving record. His 454 yards shattered the old Texas mark of 392 yards (set by Amarillo Caprock's Austin Bustos in 2012), but the total was two yards short of the national single-game record of 456 receiving yards, set last year by Waldport (Ore.) receiver Kraig Pruett.
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Thanks to Max Preps for bringing this story to our attention.