In some states, breaking a football record just means more. California certainly qualifies as one of those.
Friday night, four-star wide receiver Marquis Spiker of Murrieta (Calif.) Valley put his name at the top of the record books.
A Washington commit, Spiker came into the CIF-SS Division 1 opening-round playoff game with Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.) with 66 career TD catches, tied for most all-time in the Golden State.
It didn’t take Spiker long to break the record during a wild 59-56 win by host Murrieta Valley. His 55-yard score from quarterback Hank Bachmeier in the first quarter gave him a state record 67 career receiving touchdowns, breaking Earvin Johnson’s record set in 2000 at Los Angeles Cathedral.
He was far from done, though, finishing the night with 13 receptions for 284 yards and four touchdowns. The record is now 70…and counting.
Spiker is ranked as the No. 20 wide receiver in his class and the No. 13 overall prospect in Calif., according to the 247 Sports Composite. For the foreseeable future, though, he is the No. 1 TD target in his state’s illustrious prep football history.
Take a bow, Mr. Spiker.