Last year it was thought that Folsom’s Jake Browning, then a sophomore, had tied the state single-season touchdown record with 63.
But it was later learned that Robert De La Cruz of Cathedral of Los Angeles had been shorted two touchdown passes during a playoff game in the 1999 season. He had 65.
Browning didn’t waste any time Friday night establishing a new state mark in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I quarterfinals at Folsom High School.
In leading top-seeded Folsom to a 49-16 win over Franklin (8-4), Browning threw six touchdown passes and now holds the state record with 68. He broke De La Cruz’s record wtih a 5-yard touchdown pass to Josiah Deguara late in the second quarter.
Browning finished 35 of 47 for 332 yards with an interception. Will McClure caught nine passes for 106 yards and two touchdowns. Deguara finished with 10 catches for 96 yards and two scores.
Folsom (12-0) moves into next Friday’s semifinals against Delta River League rival Jesuit, a 49-28 winner over Tracy.
Browning is now No. 4 in the National Federation of High Schools’ record book. Corey Robinson of Lone Oak, Ky., set the national record with 91 in 2007.
In other games:
Jesuit 49, Tracy 28 in Tracy – Jason Elenberger threw for two touchdowns, including a 76-yarder to Michael Molitor, and rushed for a score; Ben Parietti rushed for two touchdowns and had a 25-yard touchdown catch; and Denzel Perkins returned a kickoff 95 yards for a score to lead the Marauders (9-3) over the Bulldogs (10-2).
Oak Ridge 28, Granite Bay 17 in El Dorado Hills – Victor Bunce intercepted two passes and caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Ian Book, who also threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to Justin Priest, both in the second half, as the Trojans (11-1) rallied to beat the Grizzlies (8-4). The win avenged last season’s 35-23 loss in the D-I section final and snapped the Grizzlies’ 11-game playoff winning streak.
Pleasant Grove 42, Stagg 28 in Stockton – Ian Broom rushed for 241 yards and three touchdowns on 42 carries; Dre Terrell rushed for two touchdowns and had a fumble recovery and an interception; and Demaree Morris returned the opening kickoff 63 yards for a touchdown as the Eagles (10-2) topped the second-seeded Delta Kings (10-2).
Del Oro 35, Whitney 11 in Loomis – Jonathon Tuttle caught touchdown passes of 65 and 33 yards and had an interception, and Dylan Kainrath rushed for a touchdown and caught a touchdown pass from Michael Moore to lead the Golden Eagles (10-2) over the Wildcats (8-4). Jordan Traynor kicked a school-record 47-yard field goal and had a touchdown catch.
Yuba City 27, Grant 12 in Yuba City – Omar Herrera rushed for 59- and 16-yard touchdowns, and Isaac Lessard rushed for an 8-yard score and threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Devin Pettengill as the Honkers (11-1) beat the Pacers (8-4) in one of the biggest wins in school history. Mike Green had a 75-yard touchdown run for Grant.
Rio Linda 31, Vacaville 21 in Rio Linda – Marcel Brown rushed for 233 yards and three touchdowns on 28 carries; Leo Skattebo rushed for a touchdown and had 12 tackles; and Vaughn Hingano had 11 tackles, two sacks and forced a fumble as the Knights (11-1) beat the Bulldogs (8-4).
Christian Brothers 30, American Canyon 27 at American Canyon – Chris Guillen passed for three touchdowns and ran for one, and a fourth-quarter defensive stand inside the 1-yard line allowed the Falcons to stun the top-seeded Wolves (10-2) of Napa County. Guillen hit Brandon Thompson for a 99-yard touchdown pass as the Falcons (9-3) improved to 2-0 in the playoffs.
Inderkum 62, Vanden 42 in Natomas – Austin Thurman rushed for three touchdowns and Kyree Ayo added two scores as the Tigers (10-2) topped the Vikings (8-4).
Manteca 49, Casa Roble 13 in Manteca – The Rams (8-4) couldn’t get on track against the Buffaloes (11-1). Casa Roble’s Peyton Wilfley threw his 29th touchdown pass of the season, a 17-yarder to Hayden MacLean.
Central Catholic 57, Colfax 27 in Modesto – Michael Wilson threw three touchdown passes, giving him 46 for the season, and Tim Rawlins rushed for a 45-yard score, but it wasn’t enough for the Falcons (9-3) against the top-seeded and defending section champion Raiders (11-1).
Center 24, Placer 20 in Antelope – Tyrel Anderson returned a kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter to rally the Cougars (9-3) over the Hillmen (6-6) in a battle of league rivals.
Call The Bee’s Bill Paterson, (916) 326-5506. The Bee’s Joe Davidson and correspondent Trevor Horn contributed to this report.