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KLC's Colin Girdaukas breaks state's receiving yardage record in wild fashion

10/10/2020, 10:45am CDT
By Travis Wilson

Kohler/Sheboygan Lutheran/Christian's Colin Girdaukas entered Week 3 leading the state in receiving and already had more than 200 yards as the tri-op team tried to come back late against New Holstein.

However, they needed every one of his record-breaking 74 yards on an incredible touchdown with no time left on the clock that tied the game at 50, as KLC kicker Justin Hendrikse booted home the ensuing extra point for a crazy, improbably 51-50 victory. Video of the play can be seen below.

That final reception as time expired allowed Girdaukas to break the state's single-game receiving record, as he finished the night with 339 yards on seven receptions, three of them touchdowns. The previous record was set by Spooner's Tanner Vik in 2013 when he caught eight passes for 331 yards and five scores.

Girdaukas now has 24 receptions for 767 yards and nine touchdowns in three games this season. 

Not to be outdone, KLC quarterback Robby Michael moved into third place on the state's single-game passing yardage list with 579 yards, completing 24-of-36 passes with four touchdowns. The state record-holder is Southwestern's Jeff Skemp, who threw for 612 yards back in 2002 against Riverdale.

Michael has throw for 1,214 yards and 15 touchdowns while completing 52-of-89 passes for far in 2020.

The Wisconsin State Football Record Book is maintained by Kevin Patrowsky and the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association, and can be found here.



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Travis Wilson serves as the WisSports.net General Manager, Football Editor, and contributing writer for other parts of the site. Wilson was selected as part of the Sports 40 Under 40 list by Coach & AD Magazine and the National High School Athletic Coaches Association for 2019. The Wisconsin Football Coaches Association (WFCA) named Travis the 2015 recipient of the Dave McClain Distinguished Service Award. He currently serves on the WFCA Executive Board as the Website and Communications Director and is a member of the Executive Board of the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association. A graduate of Richland Center High School and Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Travis was a three-sport athlete in high school (football, baseball, basketball) and currently resides in Reedsburg. You can follow him on Twitter at @travisWSN.

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