Meadville and DuBois put some huge numbers Friday in Meadville’s 107-90 victory in Pennsylvania and drew national headlines.
With both teams having filed its official statistics, it turns out the numbers were even more staggering than it initially appeared as chronicled by Tom Reisenweber of the Erie Times-News. The national records still will need to be certified by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).
- As a team, Meadville ran for 1,004 rushing yards on 67 carries, which would be a national record. The previous record was 893 by Centreville (Texas) in a 2003 game. All its yards for the game were rushing; Meadville only attempted two passes.
- DuBois finished with 904 total yards, which would rank sixth.
- Junior running back Journey Brown was credited with 720 yards on game night. That number is up to 722, which is second in history for 11-man football. The national record is 754 by John Giannantonio of Netcong (N.J.). That was in 1950 against Mt. Lakes. He also broke the state rushing record by nearly 500 yards.
- Brown scored 10 touchdowns in the game and four two-point conversions for 68 points. The 10 TDs is fourth in history and a state record. The 68 points broke the record of 62 set in 1928 by Mike Sebastian of Sharon, Pa.
- DuBois sophomore QB Matt Miller threw for 787 yards and 10 touchdowns in his first varsity start. That yardage once confirmed would be a national record. The previous mark is 764 yards by David Koral of Pacific Palisades (Calif.) in 2000.
- Miller’s 10 TDS passes would be second in the national record book. He threw seven in one half.
- Receiver Colin Read had nine catches for 355 yards, a Pennsylvania record and the second 300-yard receiving game in state history.
- All 28 touchdowns in the game were on offense.