As debuts go, this qualifies as a rousing start to a career of sudden promise.
Folsom High School quarterback Jake Browning produced a varsity introduction worthy of national recognition.
Days after winning the starting job following a spirited summer competition with senior Taylor Miller-Wing, Browning unleashed a national-record tying 10 touchdown passes five to receiver Phillip Carter in No. 10 Folsom's stunning 68-28 win over No. 20 Woodcreek on Friday night.
Stunning as in how effortlessly the 6-foot-2 sophomore picked up the spread offense scheme that relies heavily on decision-making and accuracy.
And stunning in how he stepped in for graduated Bee Offensive Player of the Year Tanner Trosin, who shattered state single-season yardage marks and is now at Cal Poly.
All Trosin did was replace MaxPreps and Bee Player of the Year quarterback Dano Graves, who set a state mark with 82 total touchdowns in 2010 and is now at the Air Force Academy.
So here's the new guy Browning setting the bar even higher?
He had a Madden 12 sort of night in Roseville, completing 34 of 51 passes with one interception for 689 yards, second most in national prep history behind David Koral's 764 for Pacific Palisades in Southern California in 1999.
Browning's 10 touchdown passes are tied with six others nationally and obliterated the regional record of eight Kevin Tinney of Kennedy threw against Cordova in a 1987 Metro League game.
Browning was not sacked, thanks to quick feet and his line of Josh Wormley, Reed Garmsen, Dalton Bledsoe, Mike D'Ottavio and Cody Creason.
"Incredible game," Folsom co-coach Kris Richardson said, heaping praise on co-coach Troy Taylor, who has mentored Browning. "We knew we had something special in Jake. He can really sling it. He knows the offense inside and out. It's exciting to think how good this kid can be."
Offered a humble Browning, "I was just trying to make plays."
As Browning was taking apart Woodcreek, news quickly circulated that Miller-Wing had elected to turn in his gear late this week. Richardson was in too high spirits to talk about that downer. The coach said he planned to use both quarterbacks in games this season.
Richardson also defended any notion that the Bulldogs ran up the score, explaining his spread team rarely runs the ball or punts and that a lot of passes are short bubble screens.
Carter had 10 catches for 317 yards, running under perfect strikes early and taking screen plays in for scores later.
"Our run game is our quick-pass game, and it's no different than a power-I team running all over someone," Richardson said. "What are we supposed to do? Run out of bounds? We don't run up the score. (Woodcreek) blitzed seven all night. That's the risk-reward when you blitz the house guys are open."
Folsom's Lucas Owan had 14 catches for 236 yards and Troy Knox eight for 102 yards. Each had two touchdown catches.
Stephen Nogosek passed for 227 yards and four touchdowns in the first half for Woodcreek, which was shut out 27-0 in the second half
Terrific Terrell He didn't shatter records, but Deaundre Terrell sparkled in his varsity debut for No. 6 Pleasant Grove. The junior passed for 143 yards and hit Wyatt Demps for touchdowns of 18 and 34 yards in the fourth quarter for a 35-21 win over Rocklin.