Facing off against Galion High (Galion, Ohio) in the regional playoffs, Kenton senior quarterback Grant Sherman passed for an astounding eight touchdowns in the first half, helping his squad to a rally-proof 58-0 lead at the break. He sat out the entire second half having already passed for 510 yards in just two quarters.
The eight touchdowns in a half tied an all-time national record, as did the five scores he threw for in the first quarter.
Think about that. Sherman, who stands 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds, played two quarters and recorded better stats than almost any quarterback has recorded in an entire game. Even more impressive is that he did it against a Gallion team that entered the Division IV playoff game with a 9-1 record.
As it turns out, Sherman's latest offensive explosion is par for the course for the 6-foot-4, 190-pound passer. According to MaxPreps' statistics, the senior leads the nation with 4,536 yards through the air. Against Galion, he completed 37 of 50 passes; a 74 percent completion percentage.
Backed by Sherman's prolific arm, Kenton is the top-ranked team in Ohio's Division IV and is undefeated at 11-0. Somehow Sherman still is uncommitted and appears to be waiting on firm Division I offers (yes, the nation's top statistical passer is still waiting for someone to offer him a scholarship).
What that says about the recruiting process is open for interpretation. What isn't up for debate is Sherman's talent; the kid can play.
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