Racine Lutheran's Tyler Tenner broke the state's all-time career rushing record in 2019
The 2019 high school football season was another one for the record books, as a number of players and teams etched their names in history.
Kevin Patrowsky keeps the State Record Book for the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association and has provided an updated 65-page document that is chock full of great information. Also, he's again added on to the 8-Man Football Record Book. For any updates, additions, or corrections to the Record Book, please contact Kevin Patrowsky.
Below are some of the noteworthy additions to the Record Book from 2019.
With the current incarnation of 8-Player Football still being very young, there were a significant number of additions to the Record Book this season.
Newman Catholic's Ben Bates missed several games during his senior season but still owns the most career passing yards by a wide margin with 7,030. He also holds records for career completions, attempts, and touchdowns.
Siren's Jordan Webster, Northwood/Solon Springs' Jeffrey Mehling, and Shell Lake's Nick Kraetke are also in the top ten in career passing yards and top five in career passing touchdowns.
Several players moved into the top 20 in single-game passing yards: Alma Center Lincoln's Jack Anderson threw for 398 yards and 340 yards this year, while Siren's Jordan Webster threw for 344.
Anderson finished the year with 2,630 yards, good for third all-time. Ozur Kepler of Wisconsin Heights is fourth, while Ben Bates of Newman Catholic had the fifth-most yards. Bates' junior season total is best in state history.
Ten of the top 30 passing performances in 8-player history occurred in 2019 as the sport grew and many teams transitioned to wide open offenses.
Kepler threw 36 touchdowns in 2019, good for third place on the single-season list. Bates and Oakfield's Grant Bass are also in the top 20.
Luck's Levi Jensen had a huge season, including 432 rushing yards in the 8-player state championship game, tying for third-most in a single-game in state history.
Suring's Logan Stuart ran for 2,453 yards this season, the second-most in 8-player history. Jensen, Belmont's Riley Christiansen, Newman Catholic's Thomas Bates, and Siren's Cordell Fisher also had rushing totals that place in the top 20.
Fisher finished his career with 3,196 rushing yards, good for third all-time.
Underclassmen Alex Laughlin of Gibraltar and Charlie McCarty of Newman Catholic are the top two in state history in career receptions with opportunities to add to it next year. Joe Stephan of Newman Catholic moved into third in career receptions.
Port Edwards' Alex Hernandez set a new mark with 324 receiving yards in a game, while Saint Mary Catholic/Valley Christian's Sam Vosters had 299 receiving yards in a game, placing him third.
Newman Catholic's Charlie McCarty set new records with 18 receptions in a game as well as 91 receptions on the season. Alma Center Lincoln's Justin Rowekamp caught 73 passes, placing him third on the single-season list. McCarty's 1,305 receiving yards is second. Rowekamp's 18 receiving touchdowns is also second.
McCarty also set a new 8-player record with 66 made extra points.
Port Edwards' Quintan Tranel twice had three defensive interceptions in a game, tying a state record. He also tied the state record with nine interceptions on the season.
Logan Stuart of Suring set several new records on defense. His 30 tackles in a game is a new record, as is 162 tackles for the season.
Levi Jensen of Luck now holds the record for most career tackles with 392.
Luck's season total of 722 points is the second-most in state 8-player history.
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