By John Gillis
Travis Quintanilla of Refugio (Texas) High School
On October 12, Refugio (Texas) High School junior quarterback Travis Quintanilla set a state record when he threw 10 touchdown passes in the Bobcats’ win over Taft (Texas) High School.
Quintanilla, who completed 13-of-15 passes for 383 yards in the game, surpassed the previous mark of nine which was set last year by Wesley Harris of Fort Worth (Texas) Southwest High School.
Quintanilla connected on touchdown passes to four different receivers, led by Marcus Thompson with four catches for 152 yards and four touchdowns.
According to the National Federation of State High School Associations’ online multimedia National High School Sports Record Book, Quintanilla is tied with six other players for second for touchdown passes in a game. Arthur Smith of Cozad (Nebraska) High School set the national record with 15 in a 1921 game with Overton (Nebraska) High School.
John Gillis is the associate director of publications and communications of the NFHS. If you have any comments or articles ideas, please forward them to Gillis at firstname.lastname@example.org