Yet another football game has turned out eye-popping numbers. This time, Cotopaxi sophomore Alex Burger accounted for ten total touchdowns in his team's win over Antonito last Friday.
Burger had eight rushing scores (and 267 yards), while also throwing for two touchdowns (and 147 more yards) in the 6-man game. He also led his team with 12 tackles on defense, and intercepted a pass.
The ten touchdowns are tied for the third-most in state history, three short of the record set by Woodlin's Harold Klausner in 2005. The eight rushing touchdowns are the fourth-most in state history. Hugo's Ken Pearson rushed for 12 in 1930.
In a nod to the absurd offensive performances we've seen this season, Burger's eight rushing touchdowns aren't even the most in 2014. Sand Creek's Daniel Quin rushed for nine on Sept. 19.
Cotopaxi beat Antonito 83-56. The combined 139 points are the ninth-highest output in state history.
Burger has 25 total touchdowns this season: 13 rushing, seven receiving and five passing. As a linebacker, he also has a team-high 86 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions, a fumble recovery and a blocked field goal.
Burger's 127 total points are second in the state this season, regardless of classification.