I'm not sure how many people were made aware of the fact that two schools records were broken last week.
Over at Johnson Central running back JJ Jude set the school record for most yards in a game when he ran for 335 yards on 32 carries to go along with 2 scores in a 28-6 win over Breathitt County. And, like any good running back, Jude contributed the success he had on Friday night to his offensive line.
Pulaski County quarterback Zach Eastham set a school record for the Maroons when he threw for 7 touchdowns. Zach did that on 17 of 26 passing adding 255 yards through the air. On top of that, he also added 114 yards on the ground on just 8 carries tacking on one more score. That contributed to the Maroons 54-12 win over Barren Co.
According to the Commonwealth Journal out of Somerset, KY, Maroon coach John Hines had this to say about him:
“I think Zach is the best quarterback in the state of Kentucky,” stated coach Hines, matter of factly. “I need to see one that can beat him — I haven’t yet. I haven’t seen one that’s even close to him.”
“He’s just phenomenal,” added the Maroon coach. “Not only is he a very good pocket passer and runs the offense very well — and our offense is very complicated — but he’s very accurate with his throws on the run, and that’s what is so frustrating to a defense. Barren was trying to blitz us early when we got across the 50-yard line, and they were blitzing us on first down to put pressure on Zach. He would just scramble around in the pocket and hit somebody between the numbers, and that’s just demoralizing to a defense.”