Edgewood quarterback Dylan Ingram’s record-setting game landed him state player of the week honors Monday.
Ingram was the state’s top offensive star after throwing for an
AISA-record seven touchdowns and amassing a school-record 541 yards passing in a 63-28 win Friday over East Memorial.
“We had a good game plan and our coaches did a good job of getting us ready,” Ingram said. “Our line blocked well and our receivers ran good routes. I tried to hit them as best I could.”
Ingram, who was 20-of-25 passing, has tied an AISA record with 39 touchdown passes this season and has a chance at the overall state record.
Chris Smelley of American Christian tossed 59 touchdown passes in 2005.
The top-ranked Wildcats (9-0) have two regular-season games left and, they hope, three Class AA playoff games. Edgewood plays Friday at Fort Dale Academy, which was ranked ninth last week.
“Assuming we do what we’re supposed to do, week in and week out, he has a legitimate shot,” Edgewood coach Bobby Carr said. “The thing is he’s played maybe two complete games all year.
“Look at his numbers and remember that a lot of times, he’s on the shelf at halftime.”
Edgewood had three receivers with more than 100 yards Friday.
Taylor Hawthorne hauled in five passes for 228 yards and two touchdowns. Rod Boykin had 153 yards and three scores on eight receptions. Bailey Hansen went for 118 yards and two touchdowns with four catches.
Ingram’s numbers, initially reported as 516 yards and 15-of-23 passing, were updated after Carr reviewed the game film this weekend.
“I knew me and the receivers were clicking well all night, but I didn’t know how big my numbers were,” said Ingram, who was hoping for a 500-yard game this year and now might try for 600.
“That might take a while,” he said. “We’ll see.”
Spain Park’s Nick Mullens and Parrish’s Jermichael Harris were the other offensive finalists. Mullens’ 40 completions Friday rank second on the all-time AHSAA list.
Tuscaloosa County’s Lucas Webb, who returned two interceptions for touchdowns in a 35-13 win over Minor, was the top defensive player. Fort Payne’s Stephon Moore and UMS-Wright’s Troy Dixon were the defensive finalists.
Hawthorne, G.W. Carver’s Jeremy Johnson, Macon-East’s Kyle White and Trinity’s Allen Wood were also considered.
The awards are presented by the Alabama Sports Writers Association.