Shon Mitchell is now the leading passer in Virginia High School League history.
The star at Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Via.) threw for 109 yards in a 43-21 victory against Bayside in the 6A South semifinals to give him 10,766 yards. That moves him past former Oscar Smith star Phillip Sims.
“It’s honestly surreal,” Mitchell, a William & Mary commit, told reporters afterward. “I knew I was in contention for it heading into the season, and now to break it, I guess it’s a relief. Now I can focus on my team, on winning a state championship, and just play ball.”
Mitchell noted that he’s happy the state record will “stay in the family.”
“Me and Phil are pretty good friends,” he told The Virginian Pilot. “I used to sit in the stands and watch Phil all the time.
“So being able to break that record of his, that’s kind of special. But it’s not an individual thing. I have a great support system – family, teammates, coaches, teachers, my community. I can’t thank them enough.”
This 40-yard pass from Mitchell to CamRon Kelly gave Mitchell the record.
Oscar Smith hosts Woodside in the 6A South final next week.