High-SchoolOhio: Ben Mauk

Football games of the week

October, 28, 2011
Here are three games to keep an eye on this weekend:

Kenton 9-0 at Wapakoneta 9-0
Matching undefeated records put this game in the mix for one of the week's best contests. Add in the caveat that Kenton's Maty Mauk is just 443 yards from breaking his older brother Ben's national record for career passing yards and this game gets elevated to the top slot. Mauk is a solid bet to surpass the current mark of 17,364 yards, as he has already thrown for 3,403 yards and 43 touchdowns this season. He eclipsed former Florida star Chris Leak's prep record of 185 passing TDs earlier this fall.
Pick: Mauk breaks the record mid-way through the fourth as Kenton cruises to victory.

For more on Mauk's pursuit of the record, click here.

For the ESPNHS September feature on Mauk, click here.

No. 3 St. Edward (7-2) at St. Ignatius (7-2)

These two Cleveland area squads sport matching 7-2 records and are looking to establish some confidence heading into postseason play. Ed posted a huge win over Moeller last week behind junior QB Ryan Fallon, while Ignatius dropped a tight contest against St.Xavier.
Pick: St. Edward

Cleveland Heights (8-0) at No. 8 Maple Heights (8-0)
The Lake Erie League title is on the line as these two unbeaten squads take the field at Stafford Stadium tonight. Heights has clinched a playoff spot for the first time and hope to end the Mustangs' state-best 23-game win streak. Mustang senior QB Da'Junn Graham and senior WR Jeremy Graves has Maple Heights' offense clicking, with more than 30 points a contest.
Pick: Maple Heights
Kenton Ohio fbDanny Vega/ESPNHSMaty Mauk of Kenton (Ohio) keeps it in the family and now claims two significant national records.

Make way for another record-breaking QB from Kenton with the surname Mauk.

Less than a decade after Ben Mauk entered the nation's football record books, his younger brother, Maty, appears to be on a similar path. In his final season, Maty could supplant Ben as the nation's all-time leader in career passing yards while also taking down former UF signal-caller Chris Leak as the nation's top touchdown passer. The Missouri commit is less than 4,000 yards from Ben and within 35 scores of Leak.

His video game-type numbers are one reason why we picked Maty to grace our September cover of ESPNHS. Little did we know, he's not concerned with breaking records. He has his sights set on bringing a state title back home to Kenton.

"I’m not really worried about that stuff,” Maty said in the feature. “As long as we’re winning, that stuff will come."

Read all about this senior's quest for a title and how he's making sure his individual accomplishments don't overshadow the team's goals.