As the old saying goes, records are meant to be broken and several Jacksonville High School football benchmarks were shattered during the recently completed 2010 season.
Senior-quarterback Ryan Black concludes his illustrious career at JHS by becoming the school’s all-time career yardage leader.
Black, who first saw varsity action in the seventh game (versus Nacogdoches) of the 2008 campaign, passed for 4,986 yards during his career.
He surpasses Randy McCown’s previous high of 4,139 yards which was set between 1992 and 1994.
Black also etched his way into the record books again by passing for 2,803 this season, which is a new single-season best at JHS.
The old record was established in 1997 when John McCown accumulated 2,152 passing yards.
In Thursday’s 56-52 Class 4A, Region II, Division II bi-district loss to Sulphur Springs (56-52), Black accounted for the most completions (26) in his career, most attempts (43), the most yards (444) and also tied his touchdown high with four.
Daryl Minifee, just a sophomore, got an early start on rewriting some of JHS’s receiving records as well.
Minifee established a new season record with 901 receiving yards, breaking Jarrod Fuller’s previous mark of 889 yards which was set in 1999.
Minifee’s 249 receiving yards against Sulphur Springs vaults him to the top of the list in most receiving yards in a single game.
He overtakes the previous record (230 yards) which was achieved in 1994 by Jamaal Wynn.
JHS football records are courtesy of Matt Montgomery who has been compiling Fighin’ Indian football statistics for nearly three decades.