FB: Santa Ynez DE breaks sack record

With a confirmation from a reporter at the game as well as game film checks, a new CalHiSports.com state football record in the category of most quarterback sacks in a game is being credited to senior defensive end Clayton Hanly of Santa Ynez.

In a 40-14 win by the Pirates last Friday over Santa Maria, Hanly was charted with 8.5 sacks according to head coach Jason McClurg. Santa Maria Times writer Brad Memberto also was at the game and said he “initially had 9 ½ sacks” for Hanly. The writer added that all of the plays in which Hanly was given a sack were intended passes and not rushing attempts.

The 6-foot-4, 235-pound Hanly has had games in the last two years in which he’s had double-digit tackle totals plus one or two sacks, but never anything like Friday when he continuously pursued Santa Maria quarterback Dominique Garrett throughout the contest.

“He played inspired,” McClurg told the Santa Maria Times. “He had a decent first half but not what he’s capable of, so in the second half we challenged him to play like he was the best player out there – and he was.”

According to our own Cal-Hi Sports record book, Hanly’s 8.5 sacks tops the previous state record of 8 first set in 1994 by Ramiro Munoz of Firebaugh, then tied in 2001 and 2011.

There’s more bad news for Santa Maria and its quarterback. The team’s next game is against Lompoc, which is led by 300-pound Ainuu Taua, perhaps the best defensive lineman in the state. Taua had five sacks in one game earlier this season.

Here is the new updated state record list for this category:

8.5 — Clayton Hanly, Santa Ynez (40) vs. Santa Maria (14), 2013
8 — Ramiro Munoz, Firebaugh, (27) vs. Fresno Christian (22), 1994
8 — Jimmy McGuiness, La Canada (0) vs. La Crescenta Crescenta Valley (34), 2001
8 — Ray Anaya, San Jose Gunderson (21) vs. Campbell Westmont (7), 2011
7 — Daryl Rose, Corning (20) vs. Clarksburg Delta (14), 1986
7 — Kevin Greene, St. Francisco Sacred Heart Cathedral (24) vs. Mountain View St. Francis (3), 2008
7 — Marco Davila, Point Arena (48) vs. Boonville Anderson Valley (26), 2011
6.5 — Ryan Moon, Colton (27) vs. San Bernardino San Gorgonio (6), 2003
6.5 – Brad Purdle, Lake Elsinore Temescal Canyon (41) vs. Menifee Paloma Valley (20), 2010
6 — Art Miranda, Linden (25) vs. Jackson (13), 1982
6 — Eric Thomson, Merced, 1990
6 — Brian Fairbanks, Irvine Northwood (50) vs. Santa Ana Calvary Chapel (12), 2002
6 — Ky Hollenbeck, San Bruno Capuchino (38) vs. Woodside (31), 2003
6 — Eddie Juarez, San Jose Lincoln (47) vs. San Jose High Academy (7), 2004
6 — Michael Smith, Bakersfield East (56) vs. Fresno Sunnyside (14), 2006
6 — Landon Turley, El Cajon Granite Hills (38) vs. San Diego (0), 2006
6 — Anthony Laurenzi, Placentia El Dorado (10) vs. Dana Point Dana Hills (0), 2007

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  1. Heather Hanly
    Posted November 12, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for acknowledging our son’s accomplishment. He was also honored in Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd on October 28, 2013 weekly issue. Is there a hard copy of this information and if so how would I obtain a copy.

    Thank you so much,
    Heather Hanly

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted November 12, 2013 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

      The only hard copy we would have is if you were to simply print out that one week’s edition of the state stat stars. If you put your son’s name into a search on the top border of our site all mentions of him should come up.

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