Junior wide receiver Robbie Rhodes of Fort Worth Southwest (6-1, 6-0 in District 6-4A) tied a national record and set a state record with eight touchdown receptions in a 66-21 victory over previously unbeaten Fort Worth Arlington Heights (6-1, 5-1). Rhodes also set a state record with 394 receiving yards on only 10 catches.
The national record tied for eight TD catches was set in 2008 by Earvin Johnson of Cathedral (Los Angeles, Calif.).
Fort Worth Southwest quarterback Wesley Harris also set a state record with nine touchdown passes in the same game in which Rhodes caught eight. For the game, Harris completed 20 of 30 passes for 562 yards.
There have been at least 27 prep quarterbacks nationally who have been reported with nine touchdown passes or more in one game.
Doug Huff is the founder of the National Federation record book for football and boys basketball.