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All Time Career Passers in the MAC and WBL
Coldwater High School Quarterback Austin Bruns - Senior Year Highlights
The MAC's top all time career passer is Coldwater's Austin Bruns (8,502), followed by Minster's Josh Nixon (8,415) and St. Henry grad Todd Boeckman (7,021). All three passed for over 7,000 yards in their careers.
Coldwater's Keith Wenning, in his one season as the Cavs QB passed for 3,629 yards to lead the single season total in the MAC. Minster's Nixon is second on the MAC list when he threw for 3,545 yards in 2014.
No surprise that the WBL is led by several Kenton QB's, including the Mauk brothers who are the Top two in both the WBL and the NFHS national record books in career passing yards. Younger brother Maty threw for 18,932 yards in his four year career, older brother Ben threw for 17,364 yards. Three other Kenton products also had impressive careers and make the list, including Grant Sherman, Trent Hites and Britton Crates. The only non-Wildcat to make the WBL list is Celina's Braden Billger who threw for 8,463 yards in his career.
Maty Mauk won the 2011 Associated Press Mr. Football Award in Ohio. In the state final, he and Kenton fell short, losing in a shootout to Norwayne 48-42. Game took place on Dec 3, 2011 in Massillon, OH.
In a single season Kenton dominates that catagory, Ben Mauk threw for 6,540 yards in 2002, in total three other Wildcats threw for over 4,000 yards in a single season.
Kenton QB Grant Sherman holds the WBL record for a single game when he threw for 684 yards against Shawnee in 2012. Shawnee also allowed big numbers in a single game by Ben Mauk (550-2001) and Braden Billger (589-2010).
Alex Houston, who started his career out as a Freshman at Kenton, but now plays for former Wildcat Coach Mike Mauk in Glendale (Missouri) has a chance to pass Maty Mauk as the career passing leader next season. Houston just ended his Junior season with over 12,000 yards (11,739 at Glendale, 35 at Kenton) career passing yards and one more season remaining in his career.
Yards Passing, Career (minimum 7,000)
WBL 18,932 - Maty Mauk, Kenton (2008-2011) 17,364 - Benjamin Mauk, Kenton (1999-2002) 10,895 - Grant Sherman, Kenton (2010-2013) 8,847 - Trent Hites, Kenton (2013-2016) 8,463 - Braden Billger, Celina (2010-2012) 7,170 - Britton Crates, Kenton (1990-1992) MAC 8,502 - Austin Bruns, Coldwater (2010-2012) 8,415 - Josh Nixon, Minster (2013-2015) 7,021 - Todd Boeckman, St. Henry (1999-2002)
Yards Passing, Season (minimum 3,500)
WBL 6,540 - Benjamin Mauk, Kenton (2002) 5,920 - Grant Sherman, Kenton (2013) 5,770 - Benjamin Mauk, Kenton (2001) 5,670 - Maty Mauk, Kenton (2010) 5,413 - Maty Mauk, Kenton (2011) 4,175 - Trent Hites, Kenton (2014) 4,076 - Grant Sherman, Kenton (2012) 3,936 - Benjamin Mauk, Kenton (2000) MAC 3,629 - Keith Wenning, Coldwater (2009) 3,545 - Josh Nixon, Minster (2014)
Yards Passing, Game (minimum 500)
WBL 684 - Grant Sherman, Kenton vs. Shawnee (09/14/2012) 592 - Maty Mauk, Kenton vs. Carlisle (2010) 589 - Braden Billger, Celina vs. Lima Shawnee (10/01/2010) 582 - Maty Mauk, Kenton vs. Van Wert (2008) 567 - Benjamin Mauk, Kenton vs. Castalia Margaretta (11/17/2001) 550 - Benjamin Mauk, Kenton vs. Lima Shawnee (2001) 512 - Maty Mauk, Kenton vs. Van Wert (2010) 504 - Maty Mauk, Kenton vs. Wellington (11/05/2011)
1991 Ohio High School Regional Championship basketball game. Last second shot by Jill Froning for unranked Celina wins the game over Ohio's #1 rated Pickerington (were also rated in USA Today Top 5)...Celina went on to win the Ohio D1 State Championsip game. Game was played at Bellefontaine HS, Dave Schmidt doing the play-by-by for Celina Cable TV.