In a year in which receivers have posted some of the most amazing totals in state history, we thought it was a good time to bring all of the Cal-Hi Sports state record files up-to-date for single-season touchdowns, yardage and receptions. It’s also a great illustration of why we continue to keep separate regular season and overall categories.
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There’s a good reason why the Cal-Hi Sports state football records are kept in separate categories for the regular season and for overall (playoff games included).
The differences can be drastic and the 2015 season for most receiving yards offers a great example.
Before this year’s playoffs began, Stockton McNair’s Derrion Grim had broken the state record with 1,767 yards for nine regular season games. He probably would have had close to 2,000 if the final regular season contest vs. Bear Creek had not been canceled. Grim also set a state regular season record by snaring 31 touchdown catches.
Still, Grim barely got enough yards to be the new record holder in front of Devin Baldwin from Cordova of Rancho Cordova, who had 1,760 in 10 games.
Also before the playoffs began, San Marino’s J.P. Shohfi had what for him was a modest total of 1,338 yards. He had more regular season receiving yards than that as a junior (1,586).
After the playoffs plus one CIF regional bowl game and a CIF state bowl, however, Shohfi put the single season overall receiving yards record out into the stratosphere. Despite the loss of best friend and QB Carson Glazier early on in the regional bowl game, Shohfi reached 2,464 yards. He broke the previous state record of 2,165 set in 2011 by Deontay Greenberry of Easton Washington and according to sources also set a new national record.
National records are currently kept only by the National Federation of State High School Associations and can be inaccurate because other totals from this year may not be included and not all coaches input their totals into MaxPreps.
Grim, Shohfi and Baldwin, of course, are not the only 2015 receivers to join the state record book.
Others include Michael Pittman Jr. from Oaks Christian of Westlake Village, Kevin Howell of Thousand Oaks, Justin Rogers of Los Angeles, Aiden Santino of San Marino, Ricardo Arias from McLane of Fresno, Guillermo Cordova from Franklin of Los Angeles and Lucas Triplett of Fort Bragg.
Corona Centennial’s Javon McKinley is new to the record book files as well, but for his 2014 junior season. The big-time prospect and 2014 State Junior of the Year battled through some injuries this season, which lowered his senior year totals.
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