Brighton WR Drake Cortez sets 11-man football record for receiving yards


Brighton senior Drake Cortez broke the 11-man football record for receiving yards in a game on Friday night.

Cortez caught 14 passes for 361 yards and two scores against Longmont. The 361 yards break the previous 11-man mark of 336 by Joe Golter of Holy Family, set in 2015. The overall state record is 362, set by Longmont Christian's Cameron Jauregui in an 8-man game in 2016.

It was a breakout game for Cortez, which hadn't previously had more than 200 yards receiving in a game, though it was the second-straight game where Cortez went over 100 yards receiving, and third this season.

Cortez now has 865 yards and five touchdowns this season.

Brighton quarterback Robbie Coffin threw for 511 yards in the game, which are the 18th-most in state history.