Air Academy QB Adam Brown sets single-game passing record

By now, you've heard that Sand Creek and Air Academy combined to score 130 points in their game on Friday, and that Sand Creek running back Daniel Quin rushed for nine touchdowns.

But there was another record-book worthy performance that night: Air Academy quarterback Adam Brown, a senior, was 35-of-54 with 589 yards and seven touchdowns and one interception, according to Kadets coach Mike Roof. The 589 yards are a new single-game state record, while the seven touchdowns are tied for second with five other players.

Brown's yardage total breaks the previous record of 571 yards held by Smoky Hill's Robert Felberg. That was set on Sept. 15, 2007 against Fairview, and that night, Felberg also threw for seven touchdowns.

Ellicott's Ryan Miller holds the record for most passing touchdowns in a game with eight. He did that against Dolores Huerta on Sept. 6, 2008.

Additionally, Brown's 35 completions are tied for fifth-best all-time and the 54 attempts are tied for seventh-best.

Friday was the third time this season Brown has eclipsed 300 yards passing. He now has 1,540 yards and 18 touchdowns this season, and is on pace for 3,850 yards. That total would crack the top five for a player in a season.

Earlier this season, Holy Family quarterback Chris Helbig also cracked the top-10 in passing yardage in a game with a 491-yard performance in a loss to Discovery Canyon.

Finally, the two teams combined for 1,509 yards of total offense, which is a state record. That bested the previous record of 1,353 set by Woodlin and Idalia in 2005.

So in recapping Friday night's offensive outburst, a 68-62 Sand Creek win, the game featured:

  • The most passing yards (589) from a single quarterback in state history (Brown)
  • The most passing yards (589) from a team (Air Academy)
  • The most rushing attempts (64) from one athlete (Quin)
  • The most combined total yards of offense (1,509) from two teams
  • Tied for the second-most rushing touchdowns (9) from one player (Quin)
  • Tied for the second-most passing touchdowns (7) from a quarterback (Brown)
  • The third-most rushing yards (553) from one player (Quin)
  • The third-most total offense yardage (599) from one player (Brown)
  • The fourth-most rushing yards (628) from one team (Sand Creek)
  • The fourth-most combined points in one quarter (49) from two teams
  • Tied for the fourth-most points (60) from one player (Quin)
  • Tied for the fifth-most pass completions (35) by one player (Brown)
  • The sixth-best total offensive yards output (785) from one team (Sand Creek)
  • Tied for the seventh-most pass attempts (54) by one player (Brown)
  • The eighth-most total offense yardage (553) from one player (Quin)
  • Tied for the ninth-most total offensive yards (724) from one team (Air Academy)
  • The 11th-most combined points (130) between two teams (Sand Creek, Air Academy)
  • What is believed to be the third-highest scoring output (130) between two 11-man teams (Sand Creek, Air Academy)