In Devine (Texas) High School’s 56-42 Texas University Interscholastic League Class 3A Division II regional victory over Wharton (Texas) High School on November 26, Joseph Sadler broke the state single-season scoring record set by the legendary Ken Hall 58 years ago.
In that game, the 5-foot-10, 180-pound senior running back scored 50 points, which gave him 441 for the season. By doing so, Sadler eclipsed Hall’s state record of 395 points set in 1953. Hall, who played for Sugar Land (Texas) High School and is a member of the National Federation of State High School Associations’ (NFHS) National High School Hall of Fame, once held 17 national high school football records.
In addition, Sadler is just 12 points away from tying the national record of 453 points scored by Brett Law of Sheridan (Indiana) High School in 1988, according to the NFHS’ National High School Sports Record Book. Sadler currently ranks third on the all-time list, as Josh Smith scored 449 points for Attica (Indiana) High School in 2000 to rank second. Sadler will have chance to move up the list in Devine’s regional championship game with 12-0 Wimberley (Texas) High School on December 3 at Comalander Stadium in San Antonio.
With the win, Devine improved to 13-0, which is a school record for victories in a season.