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Totten sets national record for passing touchdowns

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On September 30, Finn Rock (Oregon) McKenzie High School senior quarterback Will Totten did what no other person in the history of high school football ‑ be it six-, eight-, nine- or 11-player ‑ has ever done before.

In McKenzie’s 88-80 eight-player football win over Lowell (Oregon) High School, Totten threw a national-record 11 touchdown passes. According to the National Federation of State High School Associations’ National High School Sports Record Book, 10 passing touchdowns in a game was the record for both eight- and 11-player football.

In the Lowell game, the 6-foot, 165-pound Totten completed 19-of-26 passes for 553 yards. By doing so, he also set the eight-player national record for passing yards. The former record of 541 yards was held by Luke Lindell of Dufur (Oregon) High School, who set the mark September 13, 1996 in a game with Touchet (Washington) High School.

Totten also rushed 15 times for 117 yards in the Lowell game, including a 65-yard touchdown run. Thus far this season, he has amassed 1,841 passing yards and has thrown for 29 touchdowns while leading the Eagles to a 4-1 record.

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